Autumn Q

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Autumn Q
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Thu, 11-03-2011 - 11:32am

Name three autumn vegetables and how'd you would use them.

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In reply to: gypsy51
Thu, 11-03-2011 - 6:00pm
I love autumn veggies especially all the fresh root veggies that come into season. I grab leeks to make leek and potato soup and parsnips to roast. Love the various squash and do roast butternut then make into a soup or have in pasta. Oh and the beets are particularly nice in Autumn. I am roasting some with a leg of lamb tonight. Do you have any favourites?
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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 1:48am
I love butternut squash, but then I like almost all squash. I used to have a simple, easy recipe for leek & potato soup which I loved, but lost the recipe and can't eat dairy any more. DH loves all the root vegetables and used turnips, rutabaga, carrots, maybe parsnips in his buffalo stew. That's about the only way I like them. He also loves beets and I can't even stand the smell of them. I used to love parsnips and every once in a while DH will add them to the stew.

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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 11:06am

Great question Susanne! Love butternut squash and I roast it in the oven, mash and add a bit of butter and brown sugar. Ds loves it that way so do it that way most of the time. Do love butternut squash soup too! Pumpkins, stuffed with mashed potatoes, meat, seasonings and baked until pumpkin is cooked is really good too. Turnips are good in beef stew, lol only way I eat turnips!

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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 3:00pm
The beets and roast veggies last night were really delicious, better than the meat that got overcooked when dinner was delayed. The next time you feel like a nice creamy soup, replace the dairy you can't have with canned coconut milk or cream. That works for most things. Great flavour too.
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Fri, 11-04-2011 - 3:04pm
Butternut squash, yum my favourite. Had some last night with dinner. It was really good. It is one of my favourite soups too. Love it for a mash, and it looks so pretty on the plate. The beets last night looked really pretty too, such a beautiful rich red colour. Luckily I managed to peel them without getting too much red on me, but I can't say the same for my white cutting board....no, make that pale pink cutting board. Lol.
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Sun, 11-06-2011 - 11:14am
Butternut, I love baking them and adding some diet maple syrup on it for me but brown sugar for the rest..
Turnips I love these but the family doesn't.. I will add a few to a chicken or turkey soup with the potatoes..
Potatoes these are great at this time of the year. I bake, or mash them.
* potatoes * Rutabaga is also good at this time.. I usually peel and
use them as the same as mashed potatoes.
Apples are also a fall harvest, I do have some red raspberries.
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Sun, 11-06-2011 - 5:24pm
I just called DD and told her to mash some sweet potatoes and drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar, but she said she did not think she could change from the maple syrup she likes on them and on butternut. LOL.
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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 12:19pm
Never thought to add diet maple syrup, will have to give it a try, thanks for the tip wren!
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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 3:48pm

It is kinda funny really.

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Mon, 11-07-2011 - 3:53pm

I have been in Arkansas for Thanksgiving Wren.

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