Now playing: Tricky - Pumpkin
A larger pumpkin was plucked from the garden recently. Along with a few birdhouse gourds. The gourds were cleaned and sprayed with diluted bleach, then hung by string to dry and use next year hopefully!
The smallest orange-ish pumpkin is finishing up on the vine. There are many tiny ones trying to squeek by. Perhaps I will employ a few green pumpkin recipes soon? There some out there!
I harvested the seeds, roasted a portion, cubed a portion for fritters and made puree for ice cream out of the big 'un. The ice cream was spiced and was good with Port caramel and dark chocolate brownies. I didn't strain the puree of the pumpkin and like the texture of it in the ice cream. This is the recipe I used for the caramel:
The roasted portion will be made into a nice curry, and garnished with the fritters on top. I have to have it this time of year, like mulled cider. It is a must!
The broccoli and kale are doing great this year. A nice light frost could be a good thing, it adds flavour to these greens.
A free packet of seeds from the Ludlow Food Festival provided plenty of heat from the garden. I dried the chillis in a 180 deg oven overnight. Not bad for free! Maybe I will grind some down for cayenne power in my curry.