Sunday, October 24, 2010

How to do a Pumpkin

Our garden gave us around 30 pumpkins this year. They were supposed to be cute, little pumpkins. The problem with growing non-hybrid is that usually it's not so cute and normal sized. It's gigantic. Growing stuff, if it was usually 12 inches high, in our garden, it was 4 feet. The corn? 15 feet tall. The dill? 4 feet tall. Zucchini? Around 8 cups pureed per zuc. Well, same with these pumpkins. Needless to say, we have alot..of..pumpkin to puree!!
Here's a photographic journey into my fun of preserving pumpkins!

First, wash and halve pumpkin.

Scrape out the fibers until clean.
Don't forget to save the seeds! 
Cut into 1 inch size slices
 Cut off outer peeling
Cube and cover with water. Boil until soft.
Then puree the well drained, tender pumpkin!

I freeze mine in 4 cup portion sizes. Now onto making healthy, delicious pumpkin recipes!

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