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!