To complete my weekend trilogy homily to the Pumpkin I close with a classic recipe for Pumpkin Pie. The wondrous thing about Pumpkins, whatever their size, is the will provide you with a goodly amount of pumpkin purée, and with very little effort. Sure, you can buy pumpkin in a can (in the States), but there is no comparison in taste. For very little work you can easily make your own purée and freeze in readiness for use throughout winter. Continue reading
Month: Nov 2015
What else to do with Pumpkin ~ A twist on Soup and Seeds
If you saw yesterday’s Blog Post (How Big Does Your Pumpkin Grow), I mentioned a number of Pumpkin recipes I tried, of which I included Spicy Pumpkin and Apple Chutney. Today I am posting Thai Coconut Pumpkin Soup and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds for your autumn harvest enjoyment. (Tomorrow, I will post a Pie recipe to close on a classic .) After all, those large pumpkins go along way. Continue reading
How big does your Pumpkin grow?
Whether it is images for Halloween or the cornucopia concept of harvest, autumn to me can be summed up in Pumpkins. There is something about these roly-poly orange veg that just makes me smile. (Maybe that is why we are driven to carve toothy faces into them?) Continue reading
What is it like to have a pet Duck? (Part 2) ~ She can fly!
We’ll blame Gigi, our kitten, for Maggie, our duckling, learning to fly. Gigi loves to pounce, playfully, when Maggie is around. Consequently Maggie got very good at moving away quickly. As running from a playful kitten is rather impractical when you are a duck, the next obvious step was to utilise the wings. First it was a high hop, then a longer hop, and as Gigi loved this new game and would jump with Maggie, the hop became further and further. Both of them were in heaven. Gigi because she had finally found a way to play with Maggie (something she had been searching for since her arrival), and Maggie because, well, she was flying. Continue reading