Tag: sweet meat squash

How to Cook Fresh Pumpkin for Pie or Soup

How to Cook Fresh Pumpkin for Pie or Soup

With my front porch buckling under the weight of pumpkins, and winter bringing up the rear, I’m eager to do something with the bounty before me. Two things come to mind: pumpkin pie and pumpkin soup. But first things first, let me show you how I cook […]

Warm Up to Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Warm Up to Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup to warm your bones Kitchen still life: a pumpkin, apples and onions resting before roasting. The rain has returned, along with the pelt-thick socks on my feet and the woolen  cocoon I call my favorite sweater. Since I keep my home thermostat at […]

Great Pumpkins: Eye Candy and Great Eating!

Great Pumpkins: Eye Candy and Great Eating!

Some stylish pumpkins rockin’ the boardwalk. Rotting remnants of October’s once artfully-carved pumpkins stain a stoop or two on my quirky island, but for the most part, the jack-o-lanterns of All Hallows’ Eve are bedding down for the winter in a comfy compost pile. And […]

My Favorite Pumpkins on Parade, Warts and All

My Favorite Pumpkins on Parade, Warts and All

Here’s a list and some photos of my favorite pumpkins and winter squash. Give them some room, water and ample composted manure and the vines will reward you with the goods to make soup, pies, gratins, and side dishes all winter long. Galeux d’Eysines pumpkin, […]