I adore pumpkins and Halloween. In fact, pumpkins are probably the main reason I love Halloween. Dressing up in costumes is kind of fun, but I lack imagination, and to date I've never managed to convince my husband to attend a Halloween party with me. My Halloween rituals consist of carving a pumpkin or two, cooking a pumpkin pie, and settling down to watch The Nightmare before Christmas. I used to roast pumpkin seeds as well, but I don't like how they get stuck in the teeth.
|decidedly un-scary pumpkins of previous years|
|This year's pumpkin|
I did manage to grow quite a few pumpkins at the allotment, but only the boring kind. I'm going to have to try to grow more unusal pumpkins next year, like Delicata, Musque de Provence, Long Island Cheese and Acorn squash. Pumpkins are the perfect crop - beautiful, storeable, and delicious. Yet everyone at the allotment grows potatoes instead. Potatoes? Boring!!