Pumpkin


"I Would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be on a crowded velvet cushion"
Henry David Thoreau.


Well for someone who put no thought into nor much effort into growing pumpkin I do find myself with More pumpkin then ever before. Look at the marvellous different shapes, colours and textures of these three pumpkins bestowed upon me.
The blue thank you to my next door neighbour, the butter nut thank you to my back fence neighbour and the green thank you to my compost bin from where it sprouted of its own accord grew long and gave me one gorgeous Fruit!


Now its just a pity that no one here likes pumpkin too much. I'll eat it without a problem, I'd even go so far as to say I enjoy it, the Mr. will eat it, the kids will eat it ...as long as they don't know what it is! 
So I'm thinking Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Scones, Pumpkin Soup ( just for Me ) I'll probably roast and then freeze some ...  
Lots of pumpkin in our future now my only real problem is deciding which one to cut first!



11 comments:

  1. The colors are wonderful. Enjoy!!

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  2. Such beautiful colors! :) When we lived in Canberra, I swear, we must've eaten zucchini just about every way imaginable! Zucchini bread, fried zucchini, baked zucchini, zucchini in pasta sauce, etc. LOL, good times! :)

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  3. Tammy, would the kids go for pumpkin muffins? Maybe a bit of brown sugar, mixed spice or nutmeg in the mix.

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  4. Oh wow they look wonderful, the different colours are amazing. Other than what you mentioned i cant think of any other recipes to give you apart from a pumpkin and prune cake-sounds awful doesn't it, i have never made it.
    Happy pumpkin eating
    oh thought of another one-do you make pasta if so you can mix some of that in your dough.

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  5. Oh, how exciting Tammy! I love all the different shapes of your pumpkins... and what a generous compost plant you had! Soup for you is a great idea. I've always wanted to try and make an American pumpkin pie....haven't got around to it yet though :o)

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  6. I love all the different coloured pumpkins you have. I love pumpkin soup and roast pumpkin is my favourite. I'm sure you'll gather lots of pumpkin recipes to use up those beauties, you've got a few good ideas in the comments:) I just googled pumpkin recipes and came up with this great link
    http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/collections/pumpkin+recipes

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  7. dont they look gorgeous just sitting together. There are some gorgeosu pumpkin recipes here
    http://www.countryliving.com/cooking/about-food/fresh-pumpkin-recipes T....just scroll along...what about that pumpkin slice cake...oh and the chowder...what time did you say :)x

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  8. Oh!!! and Pumpkin Gnocchi...yummm:)

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  9. hmmm...cant stop thinking about your gorgeous pumpkins...you could bake/stuff one....with filing that the family enjoys...just do half of one with the lid and freeze the other half maybe...hee hee....i love pumpkin...happy day :)x

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  10. Gorgeous!! Aren't you just the most veritable green thumb! xo m.

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  11. We had fritters tonight with pumpkin in them... I'll post the recipe for you later :)

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