Our pumpkin was merely the sum of its parts,shell,pulp and seeds.I decided to try making a pumpkin pie a complete first as I had not even seen or tasted one previously. Googled a recipe but all of them used the american measurement of cups? Using 2 recipes I eventually figured it out (I think).What I really needed was a recipe that began take a pumpkin in one hand and a sharp knife in the other...!All recipes used pumpkin puree, tinned or fresh, but how to arrive at the puree stage? There must be an easier way of separating the seeds from the flesh,it took me a good half an hour, then back to google to find out how to stew the flesh and put it in the blender to arrive at puree!
It tasted quite edible when it was all mixed ,the smell of spices permeated the kitchen while it was cooking and I must say tasted delicious when cooked! Would I go to that much trouble again,I am not sure,maybe if I started the day before and got the cutting and puree out of the way first.This is photo of the finished results one Halloween pumpkin and one pumpkin pie. Our pumpkin started life looking like this Now I am off to google Pumpkin seeds!
I put out the feeder for the small birds 2 days ago, it takes them a while to realise it is there, this fellow was in no hurry, quite content to snack at his leisure
This one is perched on the nearest bush waiting his turn for the feeder, there could be a queue of 3 or 4 sometimes. They can only support the smaller birds and the big crows etc, fly down but can't get near the feeder.