Pumpkin Carving Tips

It's time to locate and brush off that artistic streak and carve the pumpkin in preparation for Halloween! Anyone who has tried this knows that as well as artistic flair it also requires a high degree of manual dexterity and physical strength. Warning: can cause blisters!!

My advice, as one who knows is to arm yourself with rubber gloves, a melon baller and a short bladed very sharp knife. Pumpkin carving is most definitely not a child friendly activity and does not, as I had once envisaged constitute an all inclusive, family bonding craft activity.

My advice would be to cut some paper to the size of your pumpkin and get your children to draw their designs and scary faces on paper and then cut them out these designs can then be modified as required and transferred to the pumpkin for you or a responsible adult to carve.
This in turn raises the annual dilemma of what to do with all of the extricated pumpkin flesh.

For the past few weeks, all media have been awash with every imaginable pumpkin recipe.

Here are a few of my favourite pumpkin recipes:

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Pie

Roast Pumpkin Seeds