September 10, 2020
September 10, 2020
A lot of people, myself included, associate pumpkins with Halloween. I’ve carved pumpkins, placed them around my home for decoration, and saved seeds to eat, but embarrassingly, have never cooked a pumpkin. Now that pumpkins are in season, it’s time we all give this a try so we can have fresh, local pumpkin in our pies, muffins, pancakes, breads, loaves, and well, everything else because it’s delicious! Knowing where to start is always the hardest step, so below is one example of a great recipe you can follow to cut, clean, cook, and mash your pumpkin! But don’t forget – there are lots of ways to cook and eat a pumpkin so make sure to ask the many farmers and cooks we have at the market for more ideas.
The first thing to know is that there are a lot of different types of pumpkins: they come in different colours, different sizes, different shapes, different tastes, etc. If you’re looking for a pumpkin to cook, it might be best to choose smaller pie pumpkins (also called sugar pumpkins) rather than large pumpkins typically used for jack-o-lanterns, but any pumpkin works! About 2 pumpkins will give you enough baked pumpkin for a pie and a loaf of bread, depending on size. This is surprisingly very easy!
You will need:
And that’s it! How easy was that? Now, read below for a great pumpkin muffin recipe you can make using your fresh, local, delicious pumpkin puree.
Ingredients: (yields 12 muffins)
Now all that’s left to do is enjoy the fruits of your labour!
We got this recipe from this website.
This is the list, folks! See who you can find at the Farmers’ Market this Saturday, September 12th! Click on their names to find information on pre-orders and to learn more about their farms and businesses!
New this Season!
Check out their websites for more information about their products and to see what’s in season/currently available!
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