Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Let There Be Pumpkins!


We took a trip to the pumpkin patch on the weekend and loaded up with lots of orangey goodness. Here is Son #3 checking out the huge pile of pumpkins at the farm, scoping out the best one. So, while I figure out what to do with this year's batch, let's not forget about these great recipes from past years. First, start off your day with Hearty Autumn Muffins. For lunch, try my personal favourite: Pumpkin Soup. And, of course, what is soup without scones (or Rustic Pumpkin Bread)? For dinner, try Fresh Pumpkin Pasta with Sage Alfredo Sauce, or a stew with Savoury Pumpkin Biscuit Topping. If you have more time on your hands, the Roasted Pumpkin and Walnut Manicotti is superb. End it all with Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding Cake, or Pumpkin Spice Sweet Rolls.

20 comments:

Deleilan said...

I love pumpinks, but I'm often at a loss when it comes to using them in recipes. Thank you so much for this recipe roundup!

Doody Mac said...

Oh my, I want to make all of these! Thanks for putting them all in one place! I'm excited. :)

Anonymous said...

wow. i can't stop thinking of pumpkins as little things. the biggest i've seen is japanese at maybe 30cm diametre. i have never seen anything like what's in your pic - it looks really quite strange! and so huge!

Bianca said...

I love pumpkin!!!! And I only allow myself to have it in the fall and winter when its in season...that makes me appreciate it more.

Vonlipi said...

All the recipes sound delicious! I'll try some for sure! :)

dreaminitvegan said...

Those are some huge pumpkins!

Sarah said...

Horray! My favorite time of year! Thanks for all the great recipes.

Oraphan said...

What a beautiful pic and your son is so adorable (even from his back)!!!:)

This post is perfect for me because I LOVE pumpkins and I've been trying to blog about pumpkin recipes and you have all yours in one post. Can't wait to see what you'll come up with for this year! :)

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AntandAmy said...

it's Spring at the bottom of the world, but I used the last pumpkin of the winter to make your pumpkin spice sweet rolls just the other day. My whole [omnivorous] family is addicted to that recipe now :)

JBirch22 said...

Wowza! That's a lot of great recipes all at once! Thanks! :D

I've truly been enjoying reading your blog lately, it's the only Canadian Vegan Parenting Blog I've found! Tell me, does Vegan Mom also keep a blog, or do you know of any other good CVPB's (lol) worth checking out?

taleoftwovegans said...

Looks like somebody likes pumpkin, eh? ;)
Seriously though, thats quite the array of recipes, those muffins are on my list once I get myself some pumpkin.
Love the photo too, he almost blends into the pile!
-K

ARTISANNE said...

Careful he doesn't get lost in there!! All sounds delicious :0)

Je me souviens said...

Lots of interesting pumpkin ideas.
Why is your canadian label cloud so small there are only 2 recipes there?

Vegan Dad said...

JBirch22,
The problem with blogging is that you lose touch with other blogs. To be honest, I have been too busy to keep up with other blogs.

Je me souviens,
I always have a problem with labels. I only tagged recipes based on French Canadian dishes as "Canadian."

Spécialiste de l'éphémère said...

I love pumkins.
As soon as we go pick some, I will cook a few and keep it in the freezer for all winter. I use it mostly in my stuffed pasta, and in soup. But also in cookies and muffins, and in indian dishes.
I think it is the most beautiful fruit.

T said...

That would be quite a meal altogether! Pumpkin brownies are also really nice...

Rachwins said...

This is such an awesome sight. I wish we had pumpkin farms over here! I imagine them to be a bit like Christmas tree farms, full of excited people. Would love to be over in America for a thanksgiving one year!

Debra said...

oh my! what a great picture!

Jen said...

I just made the pumkin soup but used soy creamer instead of soy milk... and it is absolutely heavenly!!! :)