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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Saturday's pie

Mmmm, guests are a good excuse for pie. This one shows that the season is changing. Guess what kind it is.


Blogger christin m p in massachusetts said...

It's either pumpkin pie -- my absolute favorite, or it's butternut squash pie, which looks and tastes almost exactly like pumpkin pie.

I can't wait for Autumn -- the crisp, cool air, those vivid Fall foliage colors, apple picking, and pumpkin pie.

4:30 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Sweet potatoe pie!?

1:37 AM  
Blogger christin m p in massachusetts said...

I almost forgot... At this time of year, a lot of people like to have sweet potato pie. I've never tried it, though.

Is the pie in the picture pumpkin, squash, or sweet potato?

6:17 AM  
Blogger whistlestop caboose said...

I must confess I think it is squash but can't really say for sure! We planted 2 varieties, one seeds from a packet we then lost, but I think they are squash although the Swiss packet called them "Halloween" somethings. We had a hard frost June 6 which nipped all kinds of things in the bud, including the poor little pumpkins. So I bought a plant called a pumpkin and thought too bad, just one plant this year. Then up came a new pile of plants from seeds that germinated late. The funny thing is we appear to have only one variety, all small and orange-red. But the taste and smoother consistency tell me it's squash. There are only two vegetables I don't like, sweet potato and lima beans. So it's definitely not a sweet potato pie! I had one once and it wasn't bad, but the lingering memory of the vegetable I disliked was hiding there under the flavoring. As for lima beans, a wonderful cook in Normandy once roasted a leg of lamb on a spit outside and somehow wrapped part of it in foil with baby lima beans inside the foil, with a good dose of rosemary. I had seconds. We are all potential converts to just about anything, I reckon.

9:26 AM  
Blogger Christopher C. in Hawaii said...

How can you not like sweet potato's. Yummy, yummy, yummy! There is a purple one now that is very delish.

Lima Beans I have to agree with you on. The texture alone is most of the problem. The taste doesn't help. Brussel Sprouts are another veggie with a very high ick factor.

10:14 AM  
Blogger whistlestop caboose said...

I knew someone would defend sweet potatoes. Fair enough. I'd forgotten about brussels sprouts, a favorite of my mother, but not mine as a kid. Again, in France, having them fresh and young out of someone's garden, with butter, it was a different vegetable. But I don't buy the little things.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Mary Yamada said...

This was a great posting, and I read every single word, and agreed 150 percent. PLUS, that pie picture I can't get out of my mind. Well, just relatively back from a whirlwind tour of Oregon; went everywhere, did most everything, and came back feeling like a new woman. I slept pretty good on the trip, too. No worries, right? Then I came back and the insomnia began again. The other day, after my second day in a row of not being able to get up and get ready for work, I made the "rash" decision to retire by the end of this year. Enough is enough. I'm done with all that. Finito. What will I do after I retire? I have NO idea.
I'll keep reading your blog, though.

7:36 PM  

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