Living the Pumpkin Dream!!
Oh how I do love the humble garden pumpkin! Gorgeous rich orange, easy to cook & so versatile! Pumpkins have that kind of adaptable nature that makes them a great ingredient in both sweet & savoury dishes. Also, the little ones in the family love it – so I know I can use it & not have screwed up little faces at the dining table (well … sometimes anyway)!
We had a small harvest of Kent Pumpkins in our little organic home garden earlier this year – I love watching them take shape & from the gorgeous yellow-orange flower, right through to ripening, they are just such fun! Kent is my favourite variety too as the skin is easy to cut & can be cooked into most dishes like soups & roasts. Leaving the skin on where I can is preferrable because of the added nutritional value & well … it’s yum!
I was down to the last of our crop – having exhausted it making soup, mash & roasts, pretty standard fair in our house. I decided I wanted to do something a little more indulgent & special with the last one – & if you have been following me on this bloggy journey you will know, for me that means something sweet!