The first of the pumpkin harvest and a busy cooking day.
Cornish pasties (nothing to do with pumpkins but anyway a batch of 14 for the freezer)
Butternut squash soup was the next on the list to be followed by an attempt at pumpkin pie.
The large orange pumpkins were from a volunteer plant. I didn't have a big enough, sharp enough knife to slice through one but TS came to the rescue with his wood splitting axe and split one in four for me.
We were so busy chopping up this pumpkin and turning it into puree that I accidently invented a new recipe, butternut squash and ginger mash. This involves a couple of cloves of garlic, an onion, a carrot, a potato, a teaspoon of ginger, lovage and coriander leaves, two butternut squashes and a litre of vegetable stock. Combine as if for soup ie sweating veg first in butter then adding stock then forget about it while you wrestle with an oversized pumpkin so that the stock is absorbed by the veg and the excess boils away and the vegetables will mash with a fork. But catch it just before it starts catching on the pan. Delicious! I might try making it on purpose next time.
Just waiting for the pumpkin pie to cool now. If we like it I've got another 5lbs of pumpkin puree on standby.