A Symphony of Flavours and Techniques
At GARDENWORKS, we're not just purveyors of Pumpkins; we're enthusiasts, eager to share the joy and versatility that these Autumn gems bring to your kitchen. Let's embark on a delightful journey into the wonderful world of edible Pumpkins.
Our Pumpkin Varieties and Their Culinary Charms
Cinderella (Big Red Ones): Ideal for savoury soups and roasted veggie dishes, Cinderella Pumpkins bring a bold and vibrant touch to your autumn recipes.
Blue Doll and Porcelain Doll (Light Blue and Pastel Pink): These varieties are culinary chameleons, excelling in both sweet and savoury creations. Explore the delicate hues and delightful flavours they add to your dishes.
Winter Luxury: A smaller pie Pumpkin that's perfect for those sweet recipes you've been dreaming of. Its size makes it a convenient choice for creating delectable pies and desserts.
One-Too-Many (Peachy Colour with Spotting and Stripes): Embrace the unique aesthetics of One-Too-Many Pumpkins, perfect for crafting mouthwatering pumpkin pies. The peachy colour and distinctive markings make them a standout choice.
Regular Orange Carving Pumpkin: While any carving Pumpkin will do, be aware that the regular orange variety may not pack the same flavour punch. Still, it's a versatile option for various culinary adventures.
Zero-Waste Pumpkin Puree
Embrace a zero-waste approach when preparing Pumpkin puree. Cut out the top and save those seeds for roasting – a delightful snack with endless spice blend possibilities. Utilize the innards and leftover rind to create a hearty vegetable broth, blending seamlessly with other Winter and root vegetables.
After scooping everything out, quarter the Pumpkin, lightly sprinkle the flesh with salt, and optionally brush with some oil. Roast in a 400-degree oven until the skin falls away, and the flesh is fork-tender. Remove the skin, throw the flesh into a food processor, and blend to your desired consistency. And don't forget to get creative with the stem – it makes an excellent crafty plush Pumpkin!
Roasting Chunks for Culinary Bliss
For a quick and delightful Fall veggie sheet pan recipe, cut away the rind after scooping everything out, then cut into 1-inch cubes. Roast with your favourite spices for a fantastic side dish that captures the essence of Autumn.
Perfecting Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Don't let those seeds go to waste! After washing and drying them thoroughly, drizzle with olive oil and add your favourite spices and herbs. Whether it's paprika, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper, or a refreshing combination of lemon pepper and dill, the options are endless. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, shaking the baking sheet every 5 minutes for even toasting.
Embark on a culinary journey with our edible Pumpkins, and let your kitchen be a canvas for creative and delicious autumnal delights.