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Post by curly » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:44 pm

Pumpkin competition is scrapped - read more

I like the bit about growing marrows, where he describes the idea as having gone pear shaped :D

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Post by brian c » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:48 pm

Thats a Peach Curly. :lol: :lol:
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Post by curly » Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:48 pm

How the U.K. took to pumpkins - read here

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Post by curly » Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:52 pm

I know that this is a bit late for most of us who have to carve pumpkins for the kids, but you might like to bookmark Extreme Pumpkins for next year.

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Post by memor » Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:01 pm

It odd when I little boy in Shields we holow out TURNIPS.

down south they not call it turnip they call it SWEDE.

Very topsy turvy country this is.
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Post by curly » Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:40 pm

I wonder what the Swedes call it?

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Post by sherri » Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:03 pm

You jest, bluedave.
We may be old, but we are still with it. Nothing gets past us.
Plus most of us have kids and have to listen to all that stuff anyway.
You would be surprised what we know, lad. :wink: :lol:

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Post by sherri » Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:06 pm

Ps I think on the whole, this country is gloriously halloween free.
The shops have tried to push it but without much luck and I have never seen or heard in my whole (very long, dave) life of anyone here carving pumpkins.
Just as well.
You would have to be a glutton for punishment to do it. Pumpkins have skins as tough as rhinos. Takes me all my time to cut them for the roast, let alone trying to make shapes out of the things.

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Post by sherri » Mon Oct 31, 2005 9:25 pm

hehe bluedave.
I didn't mean England. :lol:

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Post by curly » Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:37 pm

We are not really accustomed to eating pumpkin here Sherri, although last year I made an interesting mousse type desert with ours, I'm thinking of using a recipe I found on the web to make a pumpkin pasta tomorrow (with rosemary and garlic.)

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Post by sherri » Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:46 am

Curly-peel pumpkin, cut into some large pieces, about the same size you would cut for roast potatoes. Place in baking tray along with potatoes and bake. They won't take quite as long to cook as the potatoes so you can put them on about 15 or so mins later.
Serve with roast-meat, potatoes and other vegies. Gravy.
Wasted, totally wasted on halloween.
The pumpkins make the potatoes better.

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Post by Maggie » Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:29 am

And mashed pumpkin with a sprinkle of pepper and some lemon juice...mmmmm.......or mashed with spuds....(that's potatoes Dave)......

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Post by Scrappy » Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:35 am

Lol dave, mine came back with bags full of lollies last night , I said lets have a look then..Whilst pinching some, heh heh.. :)

Mmmmm Maggs the lemon sounds nice on that, Iv never done that, might give it a go..
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Post by memor » Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:19 pm

I have solution for all those people who hate Halloween and hate giving kiddies sweeties

and in consequence end up with an egg being thrown at your front door or on your car or both.

When little darlings come round Trick or treating we say

"what Lovely costume you have."

Then we give them treat a SATSUMA.

They look dissapointed for split second but theyquite happily accept because you gave them treat.


The best bit is I been collecting Satumas from our

"Open fruit and Veg Market" for past month. I not buy I collect from ground at the end of the day.

I save a fortune and give life giving vitamin C to kiddies.

I all heart sometimes.
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Post by Globalmyths » Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:43 pm

An ex premier of Queensland had a law made banning any school in Queensland from having or doing anything about Halloween.

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Post by rossinisbird » Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:32 pm

"It odd when I little boy in Shields we holow out TURNIPS."

You must be from the posh end of Shields, Memor. We called them snadgies in our part of town.

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