This is my much used and much loved recipe book of Provencal goodies.
Well you can see how loved it is!
What shall I do when it falls apart completely?
Yes, yes it has a hole in the back, but fortunately it hasn't got to the words.
We all love it and it gets passed around when special recipes are needed....such as those this week!
We grew pumpkins again as usual this year...although they didn't do much, well that is compared to last year when I almost had to plead with people to take them away!
See what I mean?
And the colour isn't grand is it?
However that is what the grand girls had to work on this year.
We took the middling sized one down south last week and the other two stayed up north to be scooped and cut into scary faces and dragons!
Once the pumpkins have been artified the flesh is salvaged and turned into delicious foods.
That's where my cook book comes into it's own.
It's hard enough actually reading the words now after sooo much use...but we manage.
Pumpkin tian and French sweet pumpkin pie.
Anyway enough of this foodiness...lets get down to the season and ooops...
...here come the scary people at the door.
Better let them in or there could be a "trick". Yes I have some sweets...some treats.
I'm making soup for lunch today from some pumpkin flesh that I roasted yesterday.
Onion..garlic..potato..black pepper...herbs from the pot outside the kitchen door and of course the pumpkin.
Oh and maybe a spot of cream in it at the end .
[I have to confess that this was the second lot of roasted pumpkin...as I forgot about the first lot and ended up with charcoal!....some people call me "the burner"...how cruel!]