Last week I cut the long neck pumpkin, which I bought in Lancaster, Pa. In the past, I have used up to 5 sugar pumpkins per week, as seen in a posting from last year: Pumpkin Chips
My last photo shows a portion of finished Pumpkin Pickles with long pepper, chunks of nutmeg, whole cloves, mace and cinnamon. One problem I faced with this particular type of pumpkin was the skin peeling from my hand afterwards. It was the hand which held the moist pumpkin slices as I cut them into small pieces. Although annoying, it did not stop me from buying another long neck yesterday, and now I wear kitchen gloves.
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