Monday 30 September 2013

Announcing event ~Lets cook with Pumpkin

The name pumpkin comes from the Greek word ‘pepon’, meaning ‘large melon’.They are a member of the Cucurbita family which includes squash and cucumbers. Pumpkins are round, with smooth, slightly ribbed skin and deep yellow to orange coloration and they have thick shells which contain pulp and seeds. Pumpkins are usually orange but can sometimes be yellow, white, green or red. Pumpkins contain potassium and Vitamin A and have flowers that are edible. They are very versatile in their uses for cooking. Most parts of the pumpkin are edible, including the fleshy shell, the seeds, the leaves, and even the flowers. When ripe, the pumpkin can be boiled, baked, steamed, or roasted. Pumpkins have thick shells which contain pulp and seeds.
The month of October is significant with Halloween and Pumpkins. This event is all about cooking and making recipes with pumpkin and I am inviting all foodies out there to create your pumpkin recipes and link them to this event. In addition I am also allowing linking of pumpkin carvings to be included in the event.

To Participate:

1.Prepare any  vegetarian recipe using Pumpkin as part of the Ingredient   (eggs allowed) please link your dish using the linky below by entering your Dish Name and Post URL
2.Please link this event announcement with your entry, this is mandatory.
3.Use of logo is  not mandatory but it helps to spread the word if you can use it.
4. Multiple entries are allowed, archived are only allowed if reposted and updated with this event link.
4. In the event of problem using linky you can email me the entry at

Please use this format:
Your Name: Recipe
Name Recipe URL
Image no larger than 300 pixels.


  1. Great idea - I have grown some huge pumpkins and am at a bit of a loss as to how to use them!

  2. I'll keep an eye out for the recipes, because we always just throw away the pumpkin when we've finished carving it for Halloween, which I know is such a waste :-)

  3. Great idea, I was looking for something to do with the giant pumpikn I've grown ready for Halloween :)

  4. Such fantastic ideas for the pumpkin centre rather than the bin!

  5. Hi

    I have linked two of my recipes.
    Hope you like it.

    Happy hosting

  6. wow,didnt know you can do so much with a pumpkin,will definately be trying some of these out this year

  7. I always end up chucking the insides of a pumpkin away after Halloween. I'll bookmark this for Halloween 2014! :-)


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