Sunday, October 16, 2016

AUTUMN THEME TODAY

I saw these at one of the supermarkets.
























I am fascinated by the 'bumpy' pumpkins that look like there are peanut shells growing all over them.  They are actually called Peanut Pumpkins and have been in France since 1883.  They were introduced to the United States commercially in 2010.  The bumpy-looking skin appears on the surface of a seemingly regular pumpkin when sugar extrudes through the skin.  It begins to crackle and form the peanut shell-like shapes even after the pumpkin has been harvested.




So, no Monday Recipe Post today but here is a video on how to use one of these Peanut Pumpkins.  If you can't open the video you can look at it here.



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42 comments:

  1. What a glorious burst of colour, Denise!

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  2. Gorgeous gorgeous pictures! I love that the sun is shining on them! Another name for these pumpkins is Curcurbita. They used to be kind of rare, but now we see them more and more.

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  3. Love those autumnal colours. And pumpkin.

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  4. Very beautiful autumn leaves and with this special pumpkin style!
    Greetings Elke

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  5. Pretty & interesting pumkins and great autumn colors. Enjoy your week Denise!

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  6. Great colours - what a splendid time of year!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  7. Hi Denise, a very colorful post, have never seen the peanut pumpkins ever, have a good week. Regards John

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  8. All of these photos are wonderful. Autumn is such a colourful season!

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  9. I cannot believe it is autumn already, the year is simply flying by. Your autumn pictures are great though and I loved the information about peanut pumpkin, something else I've never heard of

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  10. Nice post! Here also that flowers in the store! Thanks for the video.

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  11. wow! have never seen peanut pumpkins before!

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  12. Wow did you ever find autumn color in Florida. these are so brilliant and gorgeous... I like the looks of the bumps to. Mildred has a header full of bumps that are gorgeous

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  13. Wow ... I like the peanut look on a pumpkin but was thinking that if this is what sugar does to its skin imagine what it does to us. :)

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  14. Cheerful shots. I can't recall seeing peanut pumpkins here.

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  15. -smile-

    Late Autumn blessings,
    Luna Crone

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  16. My father grew pumpkins in his front yard, but they were the traditional kind, not peanut pumpkins.

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  17. Das sind sehr schöne Herbstimpressionen.
    Du zeigst uns eine tolle Fotoserie.
    Liebe Grüße, Karin

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  18. That third shot in particular is masterful, especially use of light

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  19. WOW! I have never seen any pumpkins like the ones in your last photo! Very interesting!

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  20. Pretty flowers. I've never seen or heard about those "peanut-shell" pumpkins. How unique!

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  21. amazing photos dear.
    loved the doll and peanut pumpkins unique look though

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  22. I've never seen a pumpkin like that. The standard New Zealand grey pumpkin is all I see in the markets here. Peanut shells covering a pumpkin would be a real novelty.

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  23. Ah, the treasures of fall. All the colors and shapes of the season are a feast for the eyes! Thanks Denise for joining the party, please plan on stopping back again.

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  24. what a lovely mix and those peanut type ones are seriously weird.

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  25. A perfect Autumn posting!!!

    Don't think they have Peanut Pumpkins up here, in the upper NE. At least, they look new-to-me.

    Pumpkins are so expensive here, this year, for some reason. Haven't bought a one. I'd *love* to get a bunch, at half price, after Halloween, and drop them, down by the back fence, where we have trouble growing what we want. Let 'em "do their thing," and spread and produce next year. :-)))))) Probably won't but thinking of it.

    Late Autumn Blessings,
    Luna Crone

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  26. Great set of images. Those peanut pumpkins are spectacular.

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  27. WoW!!! Amazing, healthy and colorful mums for a supermarket!! I have never seen those peanut pumpkins, they are funny looking. I am old fashioned and like the traditional ones best!!

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  28. Hi Denise, thanks for the birthday wishes. My Grandson is sitting here and we have just watched the Youtube clip. We liked the pictures of the pumpkins but he said the doll looks scary. Hope you and Greg are keeping well. Heather is worrying because her sister is having an operation on her spine as I type so takeaway tonight no soup here. XXX Don

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  29. wow!! what a beautiful Fall theme.. I love this very season..

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  30. Beautiful colors of fall ..I wanted to stop in as I had no seen you in Nature Notes and wanted to make sure you were OK.. no pressure.... :) ...Michelle

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  31. Lovely photos . I am catching up with blogs in between garden clean ups lol ! This time of year is soo pretty as well with all the trees in full colour . Interesting about the bumpy pumpkins I never knew that .Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

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  32. I hope you treated yourself to some of these treasures. I got similar flowers, pumpkins, and male and female scarecrows for my yard, at my local grocery store. (I was surprised by their wonderful selection, and the prices were reasonable.)

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  33. The crackle skin of some of those pumpkins are very interesting -have not seen them myself yet. A lovely post, Denise! Many thanks for sharing this with ALL SEASONS - Have v beautiful and happy week!

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  34. The colours of this time of year are amazing!!!~! Well done.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  35. Beautiful artistic images Denise.

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  36. Sugar? Wow, I hope it doesn't do that to my skin!

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  37. I really love these autumn photos.

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  38. What a wonderful Autumn post, such fabulous colours.

    All the best Jan

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  39. Beautiful photos of lovely autumn blooms!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/10/springtime-memories.html

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  40. Heisann, wonderful colours for halloween. I had my first soup on Friday! Tasted very good. Hope to be served more in Dublin in the end of the week! Going there with a friend and colleague of mine.
    Have nice days ;:OD)

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