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What are your autumn comfort foods?

I've just got this strange need to make savoury stews, soups, and chewy cookies that will stick to my ribs.

What are yours?

(feel free to share recipes)
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

The cooler weather does make you feel like all the 'comfort' foods.
I just posted on another thread about a veggie moussaka which we made over the weekend. Very filling and yummy!
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

Pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, grilled pumpkin, braised pumpkin with butter, pumpkin risotto, pumpkin soufflé ...... does anyone know where I can find pumpkins?
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

I'm still pumpkinned out from last year. We had a huge one, and made pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin soup, pumpkin lasagna, and then I had to give the rest away...the lasagna was tasty though:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/vegetar...e7=Home%20Page
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I'm still pumpkinned out from last year. We had a huge one, and made pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin soup, pumpkin lasagna, and then I had to give the rest away...the lasagna was tasty though:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/vegetar...e7=Home%20Page
Thanks for the recipe!

Bookmarked and maybe for next weekend!
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does anyone know where I can find pumpkins?
Pretty much any store, or in my garden.

So, other than pumpkin stuff, anything with chiles, game, wild mushrooms, minestrone with tripe.

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Pretty much any store, or in my garden.
Thanks Tom ..... the alluvial plains of the seeland region is a very fertile arable area, and at this time of year nearly every roadside lay-by and farm shop have hoards of pumpkins on offer .... much like abricots de Valais in summer.
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

Without a doubt it would be chili. Make it every year - it is a necessity for Halloween, to fill the belly before you go out trick-or-treating and overdose on sugar! Even if we are not doing the trick-or-treating here in CH, we continue with the chili tradition.
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

For me, the smell of autumn is the warm chestnuts stands in town. Mmm, the warm paper bag of chestnuts, the crunchy shells on the ground, the delicious taste of chestnuts... Love it!!!


I've never tried pumpkin pie, I'd love to try. Do you have a nice recipe to share?
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

You can try these options. Then you can see what looks good to you/read the reviews/ see what ingredients you can find in CH or already have on hand in your cupboard.

http://allrecipes.com/search/default...in=Home%20Page
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

Yes, chestnuts ... delicious...!

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For me, the smell of autumn is the warm chestnuts stands in town. Mmm, the warm paper bag of chestnuts, the crunchy shells on the ground, the delicious taste of chestnuts... Love it!!!


I've never tried pumpkin pie, I'd love to try. Do you have a nice recipe to share?
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

Chestnuts are great this time of year, especially on the way home on a cold evening.

Otherwise I love making soups. So easy to do and can be a great way of using up left overs. I bought a big pumpkin from a farmer's trailor I passed by the side of the road that was set up like a little stall and made masses of pumpkin soup!

A nice roast dinner followed by apple crumble and custard is always great too.
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

stews, roasts, thick soups etc.....

i picked up a rabbit the other day, wasnt too impressed, for me it was like chicken which suggests that it was a farm bred rabbit.
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

Tartiflette, made with Reblochon from France Can be made vegetarian friendly by leaving out the lardons (bacon).

Otherwise, French stews (Boeuf aux carottes, Bourgignon, Pot au Feu), English pies (steak and beer, chicken and ham).
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For me, the smell of autumn is the warm chestnuts stands in town. Mmm, the warm paper bag of chestnuts, the crunchy shells on the ground, the delicious taste of chestnuts... Love it!!!


I've never tried pumpkin pie, I'd love to try. Do you have a nice recipe to share?
I love hot chestnuts too!
However, has anyone tried the vermicelli tarts made with pureed chestnuts? I can't stand them .
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

I can't say I am huge fan of chestnuts yet...they taste subtly meaty to me which always throws me off. Maybe it's an acquired taste though, I didn't use to like feta, onions, olives or blue cheese and now they are faves.
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Re: What are your autumn comfort foods?

I'm with you! But having just moved here from the US I'm wondering about the taste of the ground beef and lack of cheddar cheese to go on top. What do you think?
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I'm with you! But having just moved here from the US I'm wondering about the taste of the ground beef and lack of cheddar cheese to go on top. What do you think?
Beef tastes great here, and cheddar can be found, although it is pricey. I've also found that milder, paler cheddar seems to be most common variety available. Don't go looking for pepper jack, though- that's scarcer than brown sugar.
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Without a doubt it would be chili. Make it every year - it is a necessity for Halloween, to fill the belly before you go out trick-or-treating and overdose on sugar! Even if we are not doing the trick-or-treating here in CH, we continue with the chili tradition.
I'm with you but having just move here from the US I'm wondering about the taste of the ground beef and the availability of cheddar cheese to go on top.
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