Wednesday, 10 July 2013

More on pumpkins

Turns out I'm not the only one who likes to pose with pumpkins!

Sally Jane vintage
Selective potential

Monday, 8 July 2013

Pumpkin soup, pumpkin dress

It's winter here, which means one of the only vegetables in our diet down on this island in the southern hemisphere is pumpkin! Pumpkin bread, pumpkin seeds, roasted pumpkin, pumpkin soup, pumpkin pumpkin...

Turns out, pumpkin is an amazing fruit - packed with vitamin A - so basically I'll be seeing in the dark in no time.  Turns out pumpkin is also an amazing color - for vintage dresses!  It's cold and rainy outside, we're getting cabin fever, so why not make pumpkin seeds and soup in a pumpkin dress?

Pumpkin soup recipe:
Olive oil
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp grated ginger
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp coriander
0.5 tsp cinnamon
0.5 chili powder
Coconut milk
2 lbs pumpkin - roasted and peeled
1 can chickpeas

Chop/fry the onions in oil (~5 tbsp) combine all the spices and cook for about 10 mins until the onion is browned. Pour in the coconut milk and water and cover the pumpkin and chick peas. Bring to boil then simmer for about 20 mins. Let the mix cool, spin 'er up in the food processor, then eat and prance around in matching dress.  Recipe adapted from here and here.