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What to do with a pumpkin?


I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love pumpkin! I'm so happy when the pumpkin season comes around. There is always the question, though, of what to do with the pumpkin.

We harvested one from our garden earlier this month, but for Halloween we were given a huge one from a friend of ours!

It was a 'King' among pumpkins!

My girls attacked it, and scooped all the seeds and flesh out. They worked really hard on that pumpkin. It gave us a lot of flesh and so we had a mountian of puree at the end. I had to freeze some!

Look at the beautiful colour of the pumpkin puree! Gorgeous! Healthy too! Pumpkin :)

So we made, of course, our Jack-0-lantern. Antigoni designed his face.

As it's getting cold I decided to make Pumpkin Soup, with some of the puree.

Here's my recipe…….

I used

1 kilo pumpkin puree

400g carrots, peeled and chopped

400g potatoes, peeled and chopped

¼ cup olive oil

2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon tumeric

1 teaspoon chilli powder

½ teaspoon cumin

1 ½ tablespoon parsley

2 litres chicken stock

200ml cream

Salt & pepper to taste

I put everything, except the cream into a large pan and brought it to the boil. Then I let it simmer until all the veggies were cooked.

I then blended everything up, so that it was smooth. Added the cream and salt and pepper to taste. :D

We also made Pumpkin & Apple Streusel Muffins, which were delicious!

I found the recipe online Pumpkin Apple Streusel Recipe

Kalliopi & I had a great time making these :)

And the finished product, well……

They were really tasty, and not mega sweet either! :)

Now to just go and do some Hoedowns to burn off the sugar!

So there you have some ideas of what to do with a pumpkin!

I'd love to hear what you make with your pumpkin. Please, any great recipes you have feel free to share them with me. Afterall, I have another 3 growing in the garden already! LOL!

  • Carl Mason-Liebenberg

    This is a great recipe! I’ll substitue coconut milk for the but yummy! LOVE that you made your own puree rather than buying canned!! Nicely done!

    • Anonymous

      Hmmm coconut milk sounds good!
      I always make my own puree, it’s soo easy. Tastier too!

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