Thursday, 30 October 2008


I had planned to make Tara a Rose Tiara and Niki a geranium crown but you know how hard it is to get young gals organized. So with all that has to be done I thought it easier just to show last years hats, but if I get heaps of comments I shall get the girls organised for a photo shoot. For now we wish you a scary Halloween and get stuck into the roasted pumpkin.

And I did roast a great organic pumpkin today. Bob and I ate loads with roasted onions, leeks, cauliflower, potatoes and fennel, YUM.

I took a platter of roast veggies around to my sweetie pie grandson and his parents and I have leftovers for my parents and other son who will visit tomorrow.

We have planted lots of pumpkins this year, we may need cheap, healthy food.

This is what I wrote last Halloween.

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.

It is also HERB DAY this Sunday.

If you need any unusual plants or herbs it is Herb Day presented by the Herb Society of South Australia this Sunday the 2nd 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.
Nicholas usually has Ayuvedic herbs, Hillside Herbs will have many varieties of Chillies,
Heather will have drought tolerant herbs and there will be heaps of other plants and veggies for sale.

Urrbrae High will have their BARN MARKET this Saturday, if you want to get local olive oil, wine, meat, eggs, veggies and heaps of cheap plants they open from 9 to 12 the 1st Saturday of the month.

Oh and don't forget BOO at the ZOO, I have no one to go with but I reckon there are a whole lot of kids who will have the time of their lives with the animals and sunset and scary things at the zoo.


Kate said...

See you at the herb day Maggie and I will get to the Urrbrae market for olive oil if I can too.

Pattie Baker said...

So nice to see Nikki and Tara again!