Do you have a similar scene of abundance at your place....pumpkins everywhere?
We grew Queensland Blues, Golden nuggets from a pumpkin gifted to me from Melissa, and Hubbards squash grown locally here in the Hunter. Our area has previously been renowned for its pumpkin growing. Our local football team is called, and has always been called The Pumpkin Pickers. But the area doesn't grow pumpkins in the volume it once did. There has been a little bit of a resurgence when the local hay grower was approached to grow food again and he has set aside a small portion of his land for food, but really it's a pittance compared to the food that was once grown in this area. What a shame for a city that grew food for Sydney.We have great potential for once again growing large scale produce.
But anyway, here on our little farm we grew enough pumpkins for us and our CSA members to last for a while, at least until we all get sick of eating pumpkins, which brings me to asking you for a favour. Do you have a favourite pumpkin recipe apart from the usual, like soup, rissoto, scones,or pie that you would share with me, to pass onto my subscribers. If so maybe you could email me the recipe or attach a link to it in the comments. It would be very much appreciated. One of the biggest reasons for a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) subscriber not to renew their subscription is because they can't handle the quantity of seasonal produce. For this reason I like to help them out with recipe ideas.
|Cooking pumpkin in the solar oven|
Thanks for your help! And don't forget to leave a comment on my last post to go in the draw for a visit to the farm.