Monday, October 7, 2013

It's pumkin time

 I think it's quite clear now that I love autumn. And this is an other reason: Pumpkins!




So very delicious to eat and oh so pretty as decoration. I'd place them all over my house if my partner wouldn't stop me.. There's a little farm store close to where we live that sells all sorts of thingss throughout the year. Always the lovliest freshest fruits and vegetables, honey, marmelade, sometimes soap or other goodies they get from locals. They have a "pick your own flowers" garden and sell the prettiest sunflowers I've ever seen. Fresh out of the field, so they stay pretty for a long time at home.

I always love visiting them, they are the nicest people too.







This day we got pumpkins. Two smaller ones, that I haven't used yet, and one big one that gave me over 4kg of pumkin flesh. I made a whole lot of soup and even though I'm usually not really a big fan of soup, pumpkin soup is the best. We ate it with my dearest GG's freshly baked bread and some soft goats cheese.

Omnomnomnom!







 GG carved up the rest of the pumpkin into a super awesome cute little kitty Jack O' Lantern. Isn't it adorable? It is!
And when I start cooking, I can't stop. These apples came from the same farm we got the pumpkins from, I made a lovely apple sauce out of it, with extra cinnamon. Used honey as sweetener, as I'm trying to cut all refined sugar out of my diet, trying to live a more healthy life. I think it tastes even better than sugar.  

Use about 100 - 150 grams of honey for 1kg apples.



 Some almost-healthy banana muffins to finish my kitchen time. Ran out of ingredients to make more stuff ;)  
The recipe is from 'How to be a Domestic Goddess' by Nigella Lawson.

Now to think of all the lovely things I can do with my other pumpkins. And the new pumpkins I'm totally going to buy over the next few weeks. It's only pumpkin time once a year, after all. Eat ALL the pumpkins!

What's you're favourite pumpkin recipe?


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