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What to do with Hallowe'en Pumpkins
Baked or to the Park for a Pumpkin Parade?

Hallowe'en 2014

This year we decided to buy a large Hallowe'en pumpkin and a small Golden Nugget Squash to use as Jack-o-lanterns. Carving the Golden Nugget Squash wasn't easy! It was also cold and rainy all night, so taking photos was tricky. (Of course, we could have taken one indoors before carving the squashes, couldn't we??) The cold and the rain didn't stop costumed children from trooping up to our door in search of candy though....

squash - October 2014

squash - October 2014

The next day, we took the big pumpkin over to the park to join in the annual pumpkin parade. (Ours is the one with the amazing green markings.) The rain the night before had brought in a cold front and it was quite chilly and windy. We wondered if there would be many more pumpkins.

pumpkin - October 2014

The little squash was relegated to the oven to be baked. Here it is half done.

squash - October 2014

Here it is a little later, fully baked. I love how its face distorts in the heat!

squash - October 2014
squash - October 2014

Hallowe'en 2014

blog from OUR kitchen: What we did with this year's Hallowe'en pumpkins (2014)

recipes from OUR kitchen: pumpkin pie ~ Winter Squash and Sage Lasagne ~ Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin Festival in the Park

Later that night, we went to see the other neighbourhood pumpkins. In spite of the bitter cold, there were zillions. Here is the entrance to the park. (Please click on the long image to see a larger view of photo of Pumpkin Festival Sorauren Park.)

Pumpkins - October 2014

Our pumpkin suddenly had several friends. (Ours is the one on the right.)

pumpkins - October 2014

Some of the pumpkins were getting out of hand....

squash - October 2014







Sorauren Park Pumpkin Festival 2014

Pumpkins - October 2014





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