Everywhere you look at the moment, there’s pumpkins or squash! The supermarkets are loaded with them, decorations are popping up in shop displays and home windows; you can even go and pick your own direct from the field ready for Halloween. Continue reading “Tasty recipes for pumpkin and squash”
It’s almost six months since my last post – how time has flown! Back then I was enjoying fresh Spring ingredients, sharing my asparagus and pea pasta recipe. Now we’re deep into autumn, and comfort food is back – this autumn squash stew is the perfect place to start. Continue reading “Autumn squash stew”
I often get asked where the ideas for my recipes come from. Sometimes, I just make things up on the spot, others are inspired by something I have read or seen in a magazine or on the internet. Occasionally, an idea rumbles around in the back of my mind for a long time then suddenly comes together. These pumpkin scones are in that category. Continue reading “Savoury pumpkin scones”
It’s grey and damp outside, a dull October day. It’s only a few weeks since I returned from the sunny skies of Portugal, but it already seems like an age ago. But the memories are still bright and clear and all the photos transport me back to sunnier climes. Continue reading “Portuguese pumpkin soup”
This is the first year I’ve tried to grow squash in my little vegetable patch. A bit late in planting them out, they’re still not quite ready despite the weather beginning to change. They seem happy where they are though, for now, and will hopefully grow and ripen a little more than this! Continue reading “Autumnal delights – pumpkin and squash”
Pancake Day, or rather Shrove Tuesday, is coming up, the last day before the beginning of Lent and the start of the lead up to Easter. Continue reading “Pumpkin pancakes”
Over the last few years, pumpkin has become a regular component of our family meals. There is so much you can do with it – steam, boil, bake, roast. Continue reading “Pumpkin-licious dip”
Soup is an all year round staple in our house, but particularly during winter. And at the moment, I need all the help I can get to warm up, on the inside as well as out! When my children were small, the vegetable eating battle commenced as they started to express their opinion over what they would or would not eat. I discovered that soup didn’t seem to count as a problem.