We've always gone for the bigger, more impressive pumpkins at the Hollywood farmers' market, but this year we're utterly charmed by all the minis on sale throughout the market. Perhaps it's because we realized we can actually eat mini pumpkins, not just decorate with them... Dana posted a bunch of good cooking ideas for mini pumpkins last fall, and we finally gave it a try this year. We thought they were delicious – not to mention adorable – roasted with cinnamon and nutmeg, and just the perfect serving size.
Of course, mini pumpkins are great for organic, seasonal decor. Here's a stunning centerpiece with white mini pumpkins and a festive votive holder.
• For more information on the Hollywood farmers' market and other Los Angeles area markets, visit Farmernet.com
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(Images: Emily Ho)