A couple of days ago my daughter and I ventured out in the car and we stopped along the way to admire a couple of lovely sights. We spotted a pumpkin field, a vast field of orange as far as the eye could see. The pumpkins were ready for picking - some large and plump, others small and delicate. Amidst the orange field were pumpkin pickers, parents with children - each examining these orange delights to find the perfect one to take home - for pumpkin pies and upcoming Halloween. I love this time of year, I wish it would not end!
Pumpkin Pie - click here for recipe
(courtesy of 'Sunshine Farm' in Kelowna)
These pumpkins were made into 'pumpkin ale'
My husband loves to make beer - one of his favourite hobbies. Every year during harvest season he gathers up pumpkins to make a home-brew of pumpkin ale. These four pumpkins were the victims. I wish I had taken photos of his beer-making, it would have been a perfect addition to this post - next year! I will try and remember to take photos of him brewing 'cranberry-ale' - coming up for the Christmas season.
Japanese Maple and Ferns
A giant orange pumpkin is pleasing to behold.
More than just a lowly squash; possibilities unfold
It can decorate an entryway,
eliciting a welcome,
or, as a quick-change artist,
become a Jack-O- lantern.
Roasted pumpkin seeds;
a delicious, salty treat.
The insides of the pumpkin
convert to something sweet.
A smooth and creamy filling,
add sugar, spice and cream.
Spill into crusty dough,
creating a dessert supreme.
I overlook the main course, impatient for the prize.
My favorite treat the year 'round
homemade pumpkin pies