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Autumn Vegetables Around The World

Allspice, also known as Jamaican pepper, takes ordinary pumpkin soup to new heights

This is the season for squash, pumpkin, parsnip, carrots, rutabaga and potatoes and it lasts much longer than tomato season in this province. Simply roasting or mashing fall vegetables with butter, salt and pepper is going to get tired fast.

We need to look outside our borders for inspiring ways to prepare these hardy veggies.

Pumpkin or squash can be prepared Jamaican style by serving mashed or pureed into a soup with sauteed ginger, allspice, nutmeg and turmeric. There is an excellent crock pot recipe here. Or you could grab a Kabocha squash and zip over to Japan for a lesson in tempura. Continue »