pumpkin season


We awoke to a shocking temperature of 1 degrees today! By mid morning it had hit 20 but I was so grateful for the electric blanket and the extra thick winter duvet that we decided to put on the bed yesterday. Winter temperatures calls for winter fare and Jamie’s Whole Roasted Cricket Ball Squash really did fit the bill. Mr Tread Softly had managed to pick up a couple of squash at our supermarket, Pak ‘n’ Save, that we affectionately call Push ‘n’ Shove. Served at the table in front of the log burner with grilled haloumi and a dressed rocket salad, it really did suit the day.


I’ve just stumbled across a couple of pumpkin themed old photos taken with a really ropey camera a couple of years ago. When we were in the UK Mr TS and I used to visit the Pumpkin Man in Slindon each year. He grew a fabulous selection of pumpkin and squash and we’d buy enough to last us until Christmas. Excuse the graininess but though you might like to see.



The biggest one I could find!

Until next time…

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  1. Lovely photos, so cold, did you see the dusting of snow on the ranges?

  2. oh lovely, that cheese looks so good. Just a perfect meal, well done.

  3. My heart almost stops getting out of bed in the mornings now. I would die on the spot in the Wairarapa for sure.

  4. It’s cold here too but sunny blue crisp cold. Your meal looks delicious, we had a roasted pumpkin pasta dish for dinner last night.

  5. Poppy Black

     /  April 22, 2008

    Yum. Pumpkins are great if you get a goodie. Those wee ones look like they would be fun to grow. I grew the grey ones one year but they took up a huge amount of space for very little product. You could grow the small ones up a fence because they could support the weight of their fruit. It is electric blanket weather here, but I feel a bit like the Princess and the Pea because I can feel the electric blanket ridges. Hope you are both great (and Trumpet) XXX

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