Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by teacake, Oct 4, 2013.
I really only use cumin regularly, but I voted for poppy seeds because of posto.
Right now I'm experimenting with habanero seeds
You will not force me to choose only one.
Also, the word "superfood" is one of my biggest Idiot Alarms.
Peppercorns are ubiquitous. Honorable mention goes to cumin for enchilada gravy and chili, and sesame seeds for sushi, and hamburger buns.
Douchey buzzword "superfoods" also include quinoa and millet. One is birdseed and the other just tastes like it.
Don't talk about Quinoa that way!
Adding it to Green Beans, Rice, Tofu....
I love pumpkin seeds.
Right time of year for it. Gotta love shoving your hand into that muck to pull them out.
Voted cumin, but I wouldn't want to be out of black pepper or caraway seeds for very long, either.
Sesame and poppy seeds are good to have, but it's not a crisis if I run out. Haven't had a sunflower seed in I'm not sure how long, and have no use at all for chia seeds.
We don't have those big orange pumpkins that you carve here. We don't carve pumpkins. Pumpkin is eaten all year round at least as much as potatoes though. Readily available we have..
Blue Pumpkin (the most common)
And Butternut Pumpkin
Generally the only place you can buy pumpkin seeds to eat is a health food store, they aren't really eaten here. I've made them a few times from one of these pumpkins.
See I grew up eating millet. It was poor hippie food. My sister, the vegan health food person, still cannot eat millet because of our upbringing. Quinoa gets peddled here as a superfood, I assume because it's still not a mainstream grain. They are both lovely grains which don't deserve to be maligned by magical thinking!
Interesting, I'd never heard of butternut referred to as a pumpkin. It's butternut squash here, and it's one of my favorites. I'm also really fond of acorn squash and spaghetti squash.
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