The annual obsession with the humble pumpkin is upon us! Carving skills are practiced; Jack O’Lanterns created. Have you thought how you could get the most out of your pumpkins though? Here are some different ways to get full mileage out of your pumpkin…
: as you scoop out the flesh, go as close as you dare to the outer edge, and chuck all that fleshy goodness into a big pan. Add in an onion or two, maybe some cumin, a little water or stock and you’re all set to batch cook a load of hearty soup for the summer. If you need a helping hand, here’s a simple video from GKfooddiary you can watch with your child: https://youtu.be/QY3I9hRU7Kk
And the seeds! Don’t forget the seeds! Apart from the obvious counting opportunities, what not make your own nutritious roast pumpkin seeds snack? Wash them, toss with a little olive oil, and roast for 10 minutes at 200° (180 if a fan oven) – add a little seasoning if you wish. Easy…
If all of this is too faffy, you can always hang your pumpkins from a tree as the birds and squirrels will love them! But don’t leave them on the ground, as our little spikey hedgehog friends can get quite poorly from them…. Have fun!
@BananaMoon - 4 weeks ago