Category: pumpkin

Last of the sweet dumplings! Really recommend …

Last of the sweet dumplings! Really recommend growing these. They are small, but make up for it generously in flavour.

#sweetdumplings #pumpkin #squash #gourmet #delicious #small #allotment #pompoentje #zoet #winter #uiteigentuin #moestuin

Pumpkin Jam with Ginger and VanillaThe other rabarbie first tasted pumpkin jam while she was staying…

Pumpkin Jam with Ginger and Vanilla

The other rabarbie first tasted pumpkin jam while she was staying in a small guesthouse in Portugal last year. She liked it so much she asked for the recipe and passed it on to me. In my turn I’ve been playing around with it and added some ginger and vanilla. Give it a try!

1.5-2 kg peeled, cubed pumpkin. (You are looking to use 1 kilo of cooked pumpkin ; it will lose some water as it cooks)

½ kilo of sugar (I often use sugar for jam-making that has a little pectin added to it).

Optional:

Ginger, about 3 cm peeled and grated

½ vanilla pod, scrape the seeds from the pod

Simmer the pumpkin gently in a pan of boiling water until slightly soft. Drain the water (save it for risotto or soup if you like) and return the pumpkin cubes to the pan.

Mash the cubes, add the sugar, ginger and vanilla and cook gently. Stir all the time until the sugar has dissolved. Add a little water if necessary to avoid burning the mixture.

Keep stirring the mixture until you can form little peaks and they hold their shape.

Test if the mixture is ready to set by placing a small amount on a cold plate and run your finger through it. If it stays in two separate parts then it is ready to set.

Fill into clean, sterilised jars straight away.

Throwback to a couple of weeks ago, when we harvested our…

Throwback to a couple of weeks ago, when we harvested our (almost) wheelbarrow-sized pumpkins. This was the first of three.
#throwbackthursday #tbt #pumpkin #autumn #squash #gardening #harvest #oogst #pompoen #mega #organicgardening #herfst #potiron #wheelbarrow

We cleared our entire pumpkin patch and discovered about a dozen…

We cleared our entire pumpkin patch and discovered about a dozen of these sweet dumplings lurking under the vines and leaves of the monster squash. It lives up to its name: sweeeeeet!
#sweetdumpling #squash #cuteveggies #pumpkin #pompoen #potiron #lookatthat #harvest #herfst #oogst #autumn

Pumpkin excess. Roasting off a tray with sage and rosemary…

Pumpkin excess. Roasting off a tray with sage and rosemary here.

#pumpkin #squash #sage #rosemary #autumn #roast #roastveggies #orange #homegrown #homemade #pompoen #uiteigentuin #roosteren #yum #salie #rozemarijn

Pumpkin fest step 1: saw up your 19kg homegrown monster…

Pumpkin fest step 1: saw up your 19kg homegrown monster pumpkin.
Step 2: roast pumpkin, make pumpkin purée, make pumpkin crème brûlée, make pumpkin chips, make pumpkin soup, try your hand at pumpkin butter, also make pumpkin jam. Plan to make pumpkin cake, save some in the fridge for a pumpkin lasagna and some pumpkin sage risotto. Ask around for more recipes (share your favourites!)
Step 3: be generous and give away the other half to friends and family.

#pumpkin #huge #autumn #fall #allotment #homegrown #saw #kitchentools #pompoen #monster #zaag #moestuin

Oh hello autumn. Yes specifically you here in the form of a…

Oh hello autumn. Yes specifically you here in the form of a pumpkin filled wheelbarrow.

#pumpkin #squash #autumn #fall #spaghettisquash #sweetdumpling #wheelbarrow #allotment #pompoen #kruiwagenvol #moestuin

The saga continues. The sweet dumpling is colouring but the…

The saga continues. The sweet dumpling is colouring but the monster pumpkin is not showing any signs of slowing down. It’s now so big it’s blocking out the other squash from this angle. We will be eating pumpkin all winter long, so if you have a great pumpkin recipe….
#battleofthesquash #pumpkin #gardening #organicgardening #growsomethinggreen #growfood #greenthumb #moestuin #pompoen #potiron #tuinieren

If your neighbour’s pumpkin is touching your potatoes,…

If your neighbour’s pumpkin is touching your potatoes, does that make it yours to harvest? Asking for a friend…
#temptation #pumpkin #potiron #pompoen #orange #allotment #instagarden #organicgardening #moestuin #growfood #healthyfood #iwantit

That has to be the strangest cherry I’ve ever seen. Good…

That has to be the strangest cherry I’ve ever seen. Good thing we have a penchant for strange fruit.
#cherry #climbing #squash #pumpkin #skyisthelimit #allotment #moestuin #pompoen #klimmen #organicgardening #greenthumb