It's Pumpkin Time!
By Berit Griffin, Marvin Windows
October 22, 2009
The humble pumpkin is a food that belongs to fall. When the weather turns, Grandma’s recipe for pumpkin soup makes an appearance and many pumpkins fall under the knife in pursuit of the perfect Halloween carving. It’s a versatile vegetable, suitable for eating and decorating.
There are lots of pumpkin soup recipes out there. An Easy Recipe has a guide to choosing your pumpkin soup recipe. Try Googling “pumpkin soup” to pull up delicious results from the Food Network to the Mayo Clinic.
Don’t forget that great American classic, pumpkin pie! Try this recipe for a new twist on an old classic.
Since it is almost Halloween, pumpkin’s main use is carving. It’s easy to get a good jack o’ lantern. eHow has a simple step-by-step guide. And if you would really like to get creative, take a look at this slideshow of ideas, courtesy of Martha Stewart.
And don’t forget to visit your local pumpkin patch for a dose of fall fun and supporting your local pumpkin growers!