It's time for the Blue Pumpkins!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Home Point Real Estate DRE # 01492725

It's time for the Blue Pumpkins.Blue Pumpkins

We are a family that likes pumpkin.  A little Pumpkin can go a long way.  But the best pumpkins for eating are not the Orange ones you get for decoration.  The best Pumpkins for eating are Blue Pumpkins.  There are all sorts of Pumpkins, Red, White, Blue (very American type food), and even Orange.  There may be more I am unaware of.

The Blue Pumpkin actually looks kind of gray, but who wants a gray pumpkin?  The Blues have more meat than all the rest.

My wife gets the Pumpkins and slices them in quarters, cooks them in the oven, scraps out the meat, purees it in the food processor and freezes it.

There is nothing better than a true homemade pumpkin pie, but we also have pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cake, pumpkin bread, pumpkin fritters, pumpkin soup (several types), and other great dishes.  One pumpkin can go a long way.

If you want you do not have to puree it all.  My wife has fried some too.  Not bad, but not the family favorite.  I really like the savory soup recipes (rather than the sweeter soups). 

Might be able to get my wife to share some recipes with us, but go on line there are a lot of good ones; that's what my wife does. 

Good Eating!

Photo by OliBac on Flickr

 

Gene owns Home Point Real Estate; located in Brentwood Ca and providing service to the East Contra Costa County Communities of Brentwood, Oakley, Discovery Bay, Antioch, Pittsburg and beyond. Give us call regarding Buying a Home, Selling a Home, or Real Estate Investing. Want to learn more?

updated 5/28/14

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Pat Fenn
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Okay you got me.  I don't think I've seen a blue pumpkin or maybe I did and had no idea what it is.  Now I'll be on the prowl as you are right real pumpkin makes the best pie.

Oct 11, 2009 11:32 AM #1
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Li Read
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Well...had no idea they came in colours!    Will look for a blue one next year...at the moment, have an orange one on my office deck.

Oct 11, 2009 12:15 PM #3
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JL Boney, III
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That's pretty wild, I have seen different colored pumpkins before, but I had no idea that they came in blue.

Oct 11, 2009 12:30 PM #4
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Anna Banana Kruchten
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What??????? Are you tricking us?????  Blue pumpkies, really?  I've never ever seen blue ones - that would be very interesting :)

Oct 11, 2009 07:08 PM #5
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Gene Riemenschneider
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Now read again, Blue Pumpkins is what they are called.  They look more gray in color.  You may have to ask the produce manager about them or go to a produce stand that actually carries them.

Oct 11, 2009 09:09 PM #6
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Gene,

How cool! I've been wanting to cook some fall recipes. I'll have to look for the Blue Pumpkins. Thanks!

Your friend in the Cosmic Cow Pie.

Oct 13, 2009 05:29 PM #7
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I just bought some blue pumpkins at Harry's Market on Hwy 54 in White Cross outside of Chapel Hill, NC. Though not bright or deep blue, more grayish-greenish-blue, I have made some folks smile by giving these to them.  They are pretty cool.

Oct 23, 2010 10:41 PM #8
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In fact, I was wondering where these blue pumpkins were grown locally?

Oct 23, 2010 10:42 PM #9
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Gene Riemenschneider
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Sharon I do not know if they are grown locally to you.  We have them local.  The real joy of a Blue Pumpkin is in the eating of them.  My wife bought three this year and is in the process of baking them and getting all the meat out.  Most will be frozen for use during the year.  Soup, Bread, Pancakes, Pie, etc . . .

Oct 24, 2010 10:11 AM #10
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Gene, I've never seen a blue pumpkin. Where do you get them?

Pumpkin is my favorite ... I love pretty much everything pumpkin.  I'd like to find a blue pumpkin and make soup.

May 28, 2014 04:25 PM #11
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Gene Riemenschneider
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Kathleen I would ask for a Blue Pumkin in the producs section of better supermarkets.  They might order them for you if they do not carry them.  Also try some Produce Stands.  The are actually more greyish looking than blue.  We get a lot of pumpkin out of each one and end up freezing it.  Pumpkins can also set along time (months) and still be good when you open them.

May 30, 2014 08:29 AM #12
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                                                                                                                      Fun information! Thanks for sharing!

May 30, 2014 10:14 AM #13
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Gene Riemenschneider
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AJ - You're welcome.

May 30, 2014 10:18 AM #14
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Eric Galuppo
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Wow Gene. I had no idea that blue pumpkins does exist! Should ask Google about it. Thanks for the great information.

Jun 01, 2014 01:25 AM #15
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Gene, I would love to try some Blue Pumpkin Pie! Who doesn't enjoy pumpkin pie, I'm ready for a new twist. 

Jun 01, 2014 06:09 AM #16
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Gene Riemenschneider
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Adrian - They taste just like any other pumpkin - but there is more meat in them.  The actual taste of pumpkin has many variables, just like most fruits and vegitables. 

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