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On 10/18/2019 at 8:39 AM, TaleSpinner said:

 

Weekend Quest:

October 19-20: Try something new then tell us about it, or better yet show us.

I did it. I tried and succeeded at something new!

 

I steamed vegetables (cauliflower) with my rice cooker!

 

P.S. No one ever said it had to be exciting.

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On 10/15/2019 at 6:42 AM, TaleSpinner said:

October 15: Have you any phobias?

 

(This question inspired by various reactions to a certain spider being unlocked right now.)

 

not really, but there is a long list of things I dislike greatly and try to avoid. 

 

On 10/16/2019 at 7:17 AM, TaleSpinner said:

October 16: What hobby related thing(s) are you working on (pics please)?

 

nothing really, I have so many project started that I will never finish. I am trying to do the Inktober challenge, even though I suck at drawing. I can do a lot of things, just not very good. "Jack of all trades, Master of none... fits pretty well. 

 

On 10/17/2019 at 9:26 AM, TaleSpinner said:

October 17: How long is you hair?

 

Short usually longer in the winter than summer, but I try to keep it short. 

 

On 10/18/2019 at 7:39 AM, TaleSpinner said:

October 18: Have you ever experienced VR (virtual reality) or AR (augmented reality)?

 

Weekend Quest:

October 19-20: Try something new then tell us about it, or better yet show us.

 

I have played a VR game, it was o.k. AR.. not so much, unless you count dreams, but in the end reality is hard enough with out throwing in anything else. 

Does the Inktober count? I am not a drawing person, I was trianed as a draftsman, that I can do, but draw, well as you can see from the ones I have done, they are crude, good enough to get my point across, but no one will ever pay me to draw.  

 

4 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

October 21: Do you like foods containing pumpkin (real pumpkin, not just pumpkin spice) and if so, what is your favorite?

 

eh, i do not really care.. I might have a slice of pumpkin pie, but usually requires a lot of whipped cream and i would rather not eat that much. 

 

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1 hour ago, TGP said:

@Loim or @Corsair ummm, what is a pumpkin roll?

 

1 hour ago, Loim said:

It's a dessert where you make a flat thin sheet of pumpkin bread/cake and then layer it with a cream cheese confection mixture and then roll it up. It's usually served sliced into pieces. 

 

It's basically a yule log cake, if that helps.

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On 10/18/2019 at 8:39 AM, TaleSpinner said:

Weekend Quest:

October 19-20: Try something new then tell us about it, or better yet show us.

 

It wasn't new but it was the first time since after surgery.

 

I walked home.

 

I waited for the subway to produce a train that wasn't packed full of sneezy people like sardines seasoned with da flu. I waited 20 minutes, several trains went by. Before surgery I wouldn't have attempted the subway, it was only a mile and a half to get home. After surgery I'm still in that state where if I walk too much I get woozy and I will knife fight you for a seat on the train.

 

I gave up waiting and walked home. A mile and a half.

 

And paid for it all yesterday :ph34r: I'm still sore tbh. But I made it.

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6 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

October 21: Do you like foods containing pumpkin (real pumpkin, not just pumpkin spice) and if so, what is your favorite?

 

I'm not big on pumpkin anything. I do enjoy pumpkin soup on the rare occasion though. 

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4 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Yes!

Autumn Salad with grilled pumpkin and goat cheese or with  shi take!

 

 

Oh, yes I've had it that way, too, it was quite nice with the dark greens and vinaigrette.  Coincidentally, I was in the Netherlands at the time. :) 

 

Most people associate the taste of pumpkin spice with pumpkin, but the two do not taste anything alike.  Pumpkin is a fairly mild vegetable and lends itself well to sweet and savory applications because it takes on other flavors very well. 

 

Pumpkin roll: 

https://www.meals.com/imagesrecipes/32372lrg.jpg

 

Never had one myself because I'm sure it has too much sugar for my taste, and probably that dreadful spice mixture in it. 

 

 

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Thanks for the pumpkin roll answer @Loim 

5 hours ago, Loim said:

It's a dessert where you make a flat thin sheet of pumpkin bread/cake and then layer it with a cream cheese confection mixture and then roll it up. It's usually served sliced into pieces. 

 

Looks like this:

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...I guess? I have never been anywhere that made such a confection.  ::(:

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9 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

October 21: Do you like foods containing pumpkin (real pumpkin, not just pumpkin spice) and if so, what is your favorite?

I like pumpkin pie, as well as mashed pumpkin.

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38 minutes ago, TGP said:

Thanks for the pumpkin roll answer @Loim 

 

Looks like this:

Classic-Pumpkin-Roll-4.jpg

...I guess? I have never been anywhere that made such a confection.  ::(:

 

Most grocery stores will be selling them this time of year.  Check the bakery department in the area where they have "fresh baked" breads and cookies. 

 

 

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9 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

October 21: Do you like foods containing pumpkin (real pumpkin, not just pumpkin spice) and if so, what is your favorite?

Pumpkin bread and pie are my favorites. I’d like to try making a roll and a cake, but I haven’t got a fully functional kitchen right now. 
 

In fact, this is the first year in a long time I won’t be making any pies or breads ::(:

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11 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

October 21: Do you like foods containing pumpkin (real pumpkin, not just pumpkin spice) and if so, what is your favorite?

 

While I like the spices that make up pumpkin spice individually or even a few together, I don't really care much for the entire blend.  I've never really cared much for pumpkin pie either.

 

I like a good pumpkin roll, so that is probably my favorite.  I like savory squash dishes so I could potentially like one made with pumpkin, but have never tried any.  There is currently a butternut squash sitting on my counter, waiting for me to get the energy to do something with it.

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38 minutes ago, Inarah said:

Most grocery stores will be selling them this time of year.  Check the bakery department in the area where they have "fresh baked" breads and cookies. 

 

I wonder if hazel nut spread would be a good substitute for the cream cheese icing. Might cut the sugar back a little bit?@

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3 minutes ago, TGP said:

 

I wonder if hazel nut spread would be a good substitute for the cream cheese icing. Might cut the sugar back a little bit?@

 

Considering that the first ingredient in such spreads is sugar, no, not likely. 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Inarah said:
7 hours ago, TGP said:

 

I wonder if hazel nut spread would be a good substitute for the cream cheese icing. Might cut the sugar back a little bit?@

 

Considering that the first ingredient in such spreads is sugar, no, not likely. 

I am sure you are right. I was just brainstorming on behalf of anyone that dislikes cream cheese icing. Is Nutella the same as a Hazelnut spread?

 

For myself, I like cream cheese icing. I’ve heard of hazelnuts, but never heard of pumpkin rolls before today. I do know a place that makes something they call Roulade. Looks like this:

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They also do a chocolate version where the filling stays the same but the cake switches to chocolate, the icing on top is chocolate, the decorative piping is white icing. 

 

Within the search results when I was trying to find the Roulade I found a pumpkin roll recipe that had a different fillling (ginger butter creme?): 

 

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/pumpkin-roulade-with-ginger-buttercream-recipe-1942815

 

Ginger buttercreme might be no better than cream cheese icing (really need a shrug smiley) IDK. Here is the picture of the finished confection:

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Awwww Red...

 

9 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Pumpkin bread and pie are my favorites. I’d like to try making a roll and a cake, but I haven’t got a fully functional kitchen right now. 
 

In fact, this is the first year in a long time I won’t be making any pies or breads ::(:

 

I know what this is like. I am down to a two-bay toaster, a 1250 watt microwave,  an upright blender, and a fridge. 

 

The broken, old, dodgey, not-sure-it-works anymore, items now outnumber those still functioning. 

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