Pumpkin palate


Pumpkin was not a vegetable that I had really heard off before I moved to this side of the world. I don’t really understand why as pumpkins are easy to grow, cheap, and very versatile, so would fit well in the Dutch palate.

Having a pumpkin soup with some cream on a cold day in the Blue Mountains near Sydney opened my eyes to this great vegetable and I have tried many since. A New Zealand friend made me my first ever roast dinner, with roasted pumpkin, wow. Soft , caramelised, melting.And having them in salads, or on pizza’s with feta.

So of course, when I got the space, I have started growing them. And my first home-grown super fresh roasted pumpkin lifted my pumpkin experience to a whole new level. It is even sweeter, less floury, amazingly bright orange in colour. Just roasted with some limon powder, cumin and paprika rubbed in.

Ah, shame I only grew 6 this year!


7 thoughts on “Pumpkin palate

  1. Homegrown fresh-roasted pumpkin, pumpkin-and-feta pizza, my mouth is watering! Good for you for growing them “only” six still sound like an achievement. Thank you for reminding me of this delicious vegetable, which so often goes to waste in the U.S., when used as a decoration at Halloween.

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  2. Love this! I had a similar experience with pumpkin too when we moved here from the states. I had only ever used pumpkins to carve at Halloween or the canned pumpkin used for pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread. I couldn’t believe how I had been missing out on such a delicious vegetable all these years! And I am drooling over your idea of pumpkin and feta pizza-yum!

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  3. I’ve only had pumpkin pie. Guess I never considered pumpkins being use in other ways.

    Stephen Tremp
    A-Z Co-host
    Q is for Quantum Mechanics

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  4. I love pumpkins and pumpkin-flavored everything! I recently moved into a house and can grow a garden, so I need try growing pumpkins. 🙂

    -Chrys Fey
    Tremp’s Troops – A to Z Co-co-host
    Write with Fey

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    • sorry for the delayed reply. I’ve had some technical challenges in replying, i hope one day you can grow pumpkins, its very rewarding! thanks for connecting


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