Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Halloween Trick or Treat

Tara and Niki are all dressed up for Halloween tonight.
This is the best way ever to cook pumpkin, I just slice it across the middle, scoop out the seeds for drying and seedsaving, put the top back on, rub with olive oil and bake it in a moderate oven for about an hour. Peel off the top skin. The flesh tastes delicious, just scoop out some and serve it with garlic toast, a real treat.
Nasturtium flowers and leaves are great to eat put them in salads they also are great for stopping hay fever. Niki loves to eat them, her special treat.

If you need any unusual plants or herbs it is Herb Day presented by the Herb Society of South Australia this Sunday the 4th of November. It is held at the Fullarton Park Community Centre, 411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton. 10am to 4pm. Free Admission. It is always a great day with heaps of herbs and great wholesome food available all day. Bring a friend or two and enjoy all the pleasure of growing and using herbs and spices.


Pattie Baker said...

Maggie: So happy to see Tara and Niki again! And I love your simple pumpkin recipe.

Kate said...

I have never cooked a pumpkin whole, like that Maggie, it looks great too and I can smell it wafting through the kitchen mmm...