Wednesday, November 21, 2007

walk with me wed. in the kitchen

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no time for the outdoors today, but I'm doing lots of walking in the kitchen. It is time to make THE PIE. I love making THE PIE. I get to use my neat little nutmeg grater...it has a handy spot to store the nutmeg!

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I've been saving one of the best pumpkins for this pie. It is one of the Amish Pie Pumpkins that I grew earlier this summer. It is a beauty. It is LARGE. All the Amish Pie pumpkins were large. This would be a good pumpkin to grow to sell.

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It is pretty tough to cut into this pumpkin...and remove all the nice meaty seeds...

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... but once I do, I hack it into chunks that I will steam until they are soft. This takes some time, about 45 minutes...

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it might be a good idea to work on my border for the edge of the shawl that is still resting on the loom. I worked on a pattern that I found in Nicky Epstein's book, "knitting on the edge"....it seemed like it would be perfect, except, somewhere, I wasn't quite paying close attention, and I flipped it! Argh! The price paid for multi- tasking!

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As for the pie, it is starting to smell very good right about now... I'll let you know how I like the Amish Pumpkin Pie tomorrow...

11 comments:

Sharon said...

Your pie looks delicious, bet the kitchen smelt good. The nutmeg grater is very cute too.

Bummer about the border, these things happens sometimes, when we try to do too much.

debey said...

It's how many miles between our houses??even if I left here, right now, that pie will be long gone, before I'd get there! BUMMER!...I could just about smell it!!
Happy Thankgiving, to all of you, at Riverrim!!!
ps. I'm waiting to hear ''the word'' on Amish Pie Pumpkins. I'd also like to know ''how many days, to maturity?"........

Pat K said...

I'd swear I could smell it baking there for a moment. Have a wonderful day tomorrow.

judy said...

I bet that does smell wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving.

Donna B said...

Happy,peaceful Thanksgiving! I love freshly grated nutmeg. Yum. I bet it tastes even better from your little grater.

Lola said...

I've never eaten pumpkin pie before in my life (I'm a very picky eater). But this year I decided to make it from scratch, including backing pie pumpkin and pureeing, etc. To my surprise, the mixture tasted good (I'm using the recipe from The America's Test Kitchen Cookbook). Can't wait to cut a tiny slice to see how it tasted. I'll be putting pictures up on my blog tomorrow, hopefully.

Judy said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I wanted to ask about the shawl...are you going to sew the border on? And if so are you doing it before you take it off the loom or after as I know there will be take up. Basically, I was wondering if you were going to use the take up as part of the design. Can't wait to see the finished product. Your mom is going to love it.

Gertieanne said...

I thought of you when I was looking at spinning wheels on craigslist.

http://rochester.craigslist.org/clt/478134879.html

annmarie said...

I have the same little nutmeg grater! Don't you just love the smell and flavor of fresh nutmeg? :)

WandaJ said...

Ymm, that pie smells heavenly. I always seem to end up with rather stringy pumpkin. Next year we should try the Amish Pumpkin.

Hope you had a relaxing, wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones.

elizabeth said...

I have those same knitting needles; the tips have worn down to the silver. Love your pictures, I want paint the color of those pumpkin chunks!

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