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Thanksgiving

Postby Pepper Pig » October 24th, 2019, 3:50 pm

This is a great read but I'm slightly surprised so much of the traditional food is a myth.

https://www.bonappetit.com/story/celest ... anksgiving
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby earthmaiden » October 24th, 2019, 4:11 pm

What? You mean that (Campbells) green bean casserole and candied yams aren't traditional either? :lol: (love both :chops: :chops: )
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby wargarden » October 25th, 2019, 5:53 am

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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby StokeySue » October 25th, 2019, 8:13 am

In British English it’s not even a casserole - it’s a bake or gratin

Thanksgiving has got more noticeable locally, there are a fair number of Americans living here, but I think having a branch of the US Whole Foods Market raises the profile as they have Thanksgiving displays and promotions, few Brits do the whole thing I think but a few would make a pumpkin pie or something for a change
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby scullion » October 25th, 2019, 9:30 am

the wikipedia picture of that dish doesn't do it any favours.
thanksgiving doesn't register down here (other than it often falls on my birthday - nice of the americans to celebrate that) - there is no 'whole foods market' shop and although we have an american friend i don't think they have ever mentioned thanksgiving - but then the natives didn't have to show them how to grow corn and catch turkeys so it's irrelevant.
hasn't thanksgiving become more associated with black friday (or whatever it's called)
i may buy a couple of pumpkins to store while they are cheap, though, but not for pumpkin pie - not really impressed with that one.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby suffolk » October 25th, 2019, 9:38 am

Pumpkin pie is hideously sweet ... a good spiced soup is the way to go with pumpkin ... roasted first with a bit of chilli and cumin as the big ones don’t have a lot of flavour without :chops:
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby scullion » October 25th, 2019, 9:49 am

try the pumpkin chowder recipe i've linked to previously. we haven't been back to the curried pumpkin soup since.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby Pepper Pig » October 25th, 2019, 10:12 am

Oddly enough I have to make a pumpkin pie for a lunch party next Wednesday. There will be lots of small people involved - grandchildren and grandchildren of best friend. I’m making a huge apple crumble as well but can anyone recommend a good pumpkin pie recipe please?
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby StokeySue » October 25th, 2019, 10:27 am

This is my version PP, it’s not over sweet and I rather like it The only thing I’d add to the comments is that one can of Libby’s pumpkin = 2 cups and that’s probably a good way of measuring it if making diy

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=8050&p=206313&hilit=Pumpkin+pie#p206313
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby earthmaiden » October 25th, 2019, 11:16 am

I loved the green bean casserole and candied yams when I spent Thanksgiving in the USA. I quite like pumpkin pie, it doesn't have to be too sweet. I prefer pecan pie though :chops:. As far as pumpkin is concerned, if there is a glut, I prefer it roasted, especially served with a roast dinner as was always done in Australia years ago, or soup.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby Seatallan » October 25th, 2019, 12:23 pm

earthmaiden wrote: As far as pumpkin is concerned, if there is a glut, I prefer it roasted,


Me too. In fact, I'm roasting a butternut squash to go with a pork thing tomorrow. Lovely cubed and roasted with garlic. :chops:
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby wargarden » October 25th, 2019, 3:09 pm

We usaully do a Turkey free Thanksgiving. I don't mean a meat free Thanksgiving. Just one where Turkey
is not main dish.
Few years ago a ago i went to thanksgiving dinner with 50 people. they served a ham, roast beef a turducken and pig-turducken.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby Pepper Pig » October 25th, 2019, 3:42 pm

Thanks Sue.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby earthmaiden » October 25th, 2019, 4:26 pm

I have never been keen on the idea of turkducken and similar things. I would be worried it wasn't cooked through and actually prefer just one kind of meat. Guess that celebrations such as Christmas or Thanksgiving are an excuse to push the boat out and have treats you enjoy though.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby wargarden » October 27th, 2019, 1:23 am

earthmaiden you could alway cook it same way hawaiians cook a Kalua Pig in dirt covered pit.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby scullion » October 27th, 2019, 8:55 am

better get your spade out when you get back, em, i'm sure you could squeeze a pit in-between the rose bush and the primulas! - but don't let the neighbours see, they may start wondering who's gone missing.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby earthmaiden » October 27th, 2019, 9:24 am

If only you knew how small my garden is!
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby wargarden » October 27th, 2019, 2:51 pm

scullion are neighbors in UK that nosy that they think you offed a neighbor by just digging a pit.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby scullion » October 27th, 2019, 3:52 pm

you are mixing nosey with suspicious - and anyway, it was a joke - or was it‽‽‽
also i hadn't suggested she had 'offed' (?) a neighbour - that would be silly - her garden would be the first to be checked over if there were signs of disturbed earth - although getting all of your garden dug over might be worth it...

earthmaiden wrote:If only you knew how small my garden is!

you could always bury them vertically!
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby miss mouse » October 27th, 2019, 5:58 pm

scullion wrote:you could always bury them vertically!


What a genius idea, have you done this before?
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby earthmaiden » October 27th, 2019, 6:09 pm

Fortunately this won't happen because I don't celebrate Thanksgiving 8-).
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby scullion » October 27th, 2019, 6:19 pm

miss mouse wrote:What a genius idea, have you done this before?

no, but i think some of the ancient british tribes - and lilliputians did it!
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby suffolk » October 27th, 2019, 7:00 pm

Just think of the space saving in cemeteries :o :tu:

You’d just need a big one of these https://www.rockmachinery.co.uk/product ... rer-auger/

... although some of us would require one with a bigger thread than others :oops:
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby miss mouse » October 27th, 2019, 7:47 pm

suffolk wrote:... although some of us would require one with a bigger thread than others


Ahem. I hope that you are not looking at me Suffs. I am 'traditionally built' I'll have you know. Good solid peasant stock.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby suffolk » October 27th, 2019, 8:33 pm

You and me both Miss Mouse :hi5:
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby aero280 » October 28th, 2019, 2:46 pm

I used to design those. We called them manholes... :D
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby miss mouse » October 28th, 2019, 2:52 pm

Well that makes me regard you in a different light aero...Where is the Equal Ops?
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby scullion » October 29th, 2019, 2:37 am

i'm happy to leave it at manholes - womanholes/ladyholes would elicit too many sniggers and nudge, nudge, wink, winks.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby suffolk » October 29th, 2019, 4:29 am

Person-holes? ;)
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby Seatallan » October 29th, 2019, 9:22 am

Utility access receptacles :D
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby miss mouse » October 29th, 2019, 10:13 am

Inspection chamber covers?
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby aero280 » October 29th, 2019, 10:31 am

An inspection chamber is a different thing altogether! :D
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby wargarden » October 29th, 2019, 1:10 pm

As for nosey neighbors; my dad scared one a way in 1970's;
When a neighbor ask about a beef femur bone
sitting on our lawn being chew-on by our dog. When
the guy asked what the bone was from my dad's response" "
"it belonged to the guy who used to live in your house". .
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby Seatallan » October 29th, 2019, 2:21 pm

Nice one wargarden! :lol:
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby scullion » October 29th, 2019, 8:22 pm

hahahahaha.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby Pepper Pig » November 23rd, 2019, 10:52 am

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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby earthmaiden » November 23rd, 2019, 3:26 pm

Apart from the beans, that looks nasty.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby miss mouse » November 23rd, 2019, 10:25 pm

Not my idea of a festive feast.

Why are bits of stalk left on carrots these days?? Apart from fashion, it must make peeling slow.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby wargarden » November 24th, 2019, 12:51 am

miss mouse how would it make pealing slow since your not pealing the stalk.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby earthmaiden » November 24th, 2019, 8:55 am

I agree Miss Mouse though I think they are usually young, well scrubbed and not peeled. I don't find it attractive.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby Badger's mate » November 24th, 2019, 11:36 am

It's a horticultural phenomenon that little carrots are not necessarily young. The yield per acre for carrots increases with plant density up to a maximum (I forget the actual numbers), but stays about the same for more crowded plants, they just get smaller. 'Baby carrots' are little rather than immature, but it's good marketing and there's a premium to be charged. You can control the size of the carrots you grow at home by sowing more or less thickly. I grow bigger ones for stews and grating for salads or cakes and 'baby' ones in troughs for serving 'as a vegetable'.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby miss mouse » November 24th, 2019, 11:56 am

Ha, as usual, there is more to this than meets the eye. Wait until the so-called 'baby carrots' arrive from across the pond, they have all been put through some machine like a pencil sharpener. Presumably not one at a time but a factory process.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby earthmaiden » November 24th, 2019, 2:06 pm

Don't really like them much anyway one of those staple foods one feels one must eat (although grated raw they are nice).
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby suffolk » November 24th, 2019, 2:38 pm

Not keen on ‘boiled’ carrots ... but chunks of carrot roasted in the fat around a Sunday joint or roasting chicken .... food of the gods :drool:
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby Badger's mate » November 24th, 2019, 5:17 pm

Carrots are nice with a hint of star anise and a little bit of butter. Otherwise, if I'm choosing a selection of veg, for example at a carvery, It's often the carrots I swerve in favour of more greens and an extra roastie.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby Amber » November 24th, 2019, 11:16 pm

I rarely peel any root veg these days. Much easier and better for you! :D
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby miss mouse » November 24th, 2019, 11:35 pm

Thereis a flurry of excitement/press scare stories at regular intervals that the skin is full of chemicals. I have no idea whether this is true or not and peel or not as the mood takes me.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby wargarden » November 25th, 2019, 2:31 am

miss mouse the so called pencil sharper for carrots was in invent because the f
farmers were losing 40% crop do to malformed carrots. now the baby sell better and
children love them there is less waste.
The shaving are add to salad bags. the baby carrots in bag are sold in the EU and UK already.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby wargarden » November 25th, 2019, 2:32 am

10 more cakes to make before thanksgiving dinner.
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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby miss mouse » November 25th, 2019, 10:26 am

What are 'Thanksgiving Cakes'? How big are they?
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