Bizarre Food Facts: Pumpkin Power!

By Dylan Rodgers | October 27, 2011

Photo: Rich Bowen

Photo: Rich Bowen

Pumpkins: America’s favorite squash.  Surprisingly enough, we only seem to use it for three things-pumpkin pie, roasted pumpkin seeds, and jack-o-lanterns. Though carving jack-o-lanterns brings the kind of joy that biting bologna- wrestling masks gave me as a child, I feel that we are not using the pumpkin to its potential.  And pumpkin potential must be properly harnessed to make the most of the Fall season.

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It Wouldn’t Be Fall Without Pumpkins – Meatless Monday with Katie Cizewski

By mahir | September 27, 2010

What marks the beginning of fall? Is it the passing of Labor Day weekend? Is it the fall equinox? Is it the yellow and orange leaves falling from the trees in the park? Nope. It’s the appearance of pumpkins in all of the green markets, supermarkets and delis. Well, to be honest, maybe the beginning of fall can be marked by all of these things but this post to welcome in the new season is all about pumpkins so we’ll stick with that.

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