Just got an email from the Redstick Farmer’s Market letting the public know that heirloom pumpkins will be available at the market this Saturday. Have you ever seen heirloom pumpkins? They are gorgeous, at least I think so.
They are unique, are they not? As you can see, heirloom pumpkins are not always the typical orange color nor do they all have a smooth skin. One of the most prized heirloom pumpkins is the French cultivar Cucurbita maxima ‘Brodé D’Galeux Eysines’ which means “embroidered with warts from Eysines” (a small city in the southwest of France)
Ok, so this one might not qualify as gorgeous in your eyes, but it sure is unique! From what I’ve read, there are many varieties of heirloom pumpkins, each with their own distinctive taste. I’m definitely picking a couple up this Saturday. Even if I don’t get to cook with them, grouping several of them together will make a fabulous fall decoration.
Since autumn is upon us and many are starting to talk pumpkin-talk, I thought I’d revisit one or my most popular blog posts, Chalkboard Pumpkins! I would suggest using the standard garden-variety pumpkin (pun intended) for this project.
What are some of your favorite pumpkin recipes? Do you have a craft project that involves pumpkins? If so, I’d love for you to share it!