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Wordless Wednesday: October 27, 2021. Ummm…what happened to pumpkin?

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      1. I usually use Kabocha but I substituted this time. I had a full bowl of pumpkin flesh and couldn’t bear to throw it away.
        I bake pieces of Kabocha with sprinkled cinnamon until it gets soft. Then I put in a large pot with water to slightly cover the pieces. Boil and stir. Add honey, and for extra texture you can add beans. If you want some mochi texture to it, you could mix about 2 teaspoons of Michiko (rice flour) with water and add that to porridge. It will start to thicken and add chewy lumps.
        It makes a quick snack for a few days.
        It’s not hard but time consuming. But it is enough to eat 4-5 times.

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      2. Well thanks for offering – I do have three whole pumpkins to do something with – I might just pbake some and add butter – and then toast the seeds

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  1. I expect a lot of people here in SE Michigan will have a similar dilemma when they cut their pumpkins open after we’ve had those two weeks of 70-degree days and several days of all-day torrential rain.

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    1. agree…lots of people will have this dilemma. This was our first time carving it, and in my naivete I thought it wouldn’t go bad. Imagine my surprise when I lifted the stem and found the fuzzy growth. Ellis had a ghost pumpkin and it was showing black spots inside too.
      Wild weather. We’re supposed to get rain next week. Hopefully this will get us out of drought season.
      Have a great weekend and hope you have some nice outings this weekend!

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      1. We may get snowflakes mixed with rain – nothing will stick. I hope it ends your drought season too Esther. And maybe there will be an abundance of wildflowers in the mountains last time. I’ve never carved a pumpkin – you did well. What’s a little mold between friends anyway? 🙂

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      2. Mold has taken on new meaning for me after this summer. We got a water leak in our kitchen and it caused waterlogged floors. It was only detected because of the warped ceiling below our kitchen. The water rescue people came to fix and discovered mold. We had to stay at a hotel for a week while they de-molded the kitchen. oyyyyyyyy
        The wildflowers will be beautiful. Brown crispy nature has turned a light-ish green, thanks to the rain.
        I hope your weather stays mild!

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      3. Yes, mold can be detrimental to your health and especially with Ellis, you would not want to take any chances. You are lucky you found it on time. Nothing makes a mess like water – a burst hot water tank … you never saw water flow so quickly overtaking the basement.

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      4. It is not a fun process! If the water guy didn’t take out the washing machine, the mold would’ve spread farther.
        Hopefully the insurance company will get the floors fixed for us soon. Been living on bare kitchen floors since July.

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      5. Nothing is easy these days and it seems like everything I have had fixed this year came in two steps … the first time to do it; the second time to correct the first time when it wasn’t done right. It’s been a frustrating year to be sure.

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      6. I hear you. It would save much time and headaches if the job were done well the first time around. Finding the right person to do the job is the hardest for us.
        I hope you don’t have any home repairs coming up and the cold months pass smoothly!

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      7. I hope not either Esther as it’s been a difficult year of things breaking or things being repaired and having additional issues. I’m ready to move on to 2022 and hope for better vibes.

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      8. Same here. 2021 was that strange year of COVID numbers going up and down and still unclear of what the next year will bring. Whew…interesting times.
        Repairing broken things is annoying but getting them fixed during COVID adds another layer of worry and stress. We made it though and still intact. Let’s keep going!!

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      9. How did it become #1 again?! Oh man, it’s going on for too long. Hope the numbers don’t skyrocket during and after the upcoming holidays. Wearing masks for too long give me sinus issues. And you wear glasses too, so you probably experience the annoying fogging lens.

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      10. Yes, it’s terrible and yesterday no mask mandate, just a “suggestion” for indoors – they knew better than force people as they only get angry about it. I was at the grocery store one time since we did not need masks to enter and an older man went ballistic because people were walking around with no masks. He was yelling and shouting. In this day and age everyone in the store froze and I thought “please don’t let him have a gun.” I use FogAway which was recommended by my eye doctor as most of their employees wear eyeglasses. The whole staff, including the doctor, tested many brands and that was their favorite as it didn’t fog up. It works well – I have to apply it for Winter now. I don’t use it except the cold months – should have had it today as they kept fogging up. You can buy it at Amazon. A friend of mine lives in North Carolina and swears by a product she buys at Target called “Zeiss Anti Fog Wipes”. I haven’t tried them as I got several of these bottles, but I think the wipes would be easier/faster. Mine you have to spread the solution around and get it to every part of the lens front and back but it lasts for more than 24 hours. I don’t re-apply it every day, but I have a different pair of glasses that I use outside than inside (inside ones are tinted for computer use; outside ones tinted for sun).

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