We have friends in the country, and on the way to their home there's not one but two pumpkin patches. The rows of green vines and orange globes call out to us - pumpkins are ready!
Fat orange pumpkins are a fall cliché but we still love the rich orange squash. It's a fruit, not a vegetable, technically, and its bright orange flesh is incredibly good for you. Roasted, steamed, pureed, baked - it's healthy and smoky-sweet, an original New World superfood.
Recipes and tips below - with more to come. We are cooking with pumpkin this month!
Pumpkin Recipes from The Kitchen
• Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
• Honey Pumpkin Crème Brûlée
• Good Tip: Brining Pumpkin Seeds
• Technique: Pumpkin Puree
• Look! Pumpkin Carving Gadgets
Do you have a pumpkin on hand for carving, baking, or de-seeding? What are your plans for your pumpkins this year?