Monday, 5 November 2012

Hello Monday

We're saying hello the last day of half term today.   We've had just the right balance of Halloween decorating and parties, live science shows, meeting up with friends and chilling out, watching films and reading books.

The pumpkin carving didn't really happen this year as I completely ran out of time.  So hello to finding interesting things to do with pumpkin.

So far, I've made pumpkin puree and used it to make my own pumpkin spiced latte.  (If you're in the UK, here's a link of how to make the pumpkin pie spice).  Planning to use some of the puree in this pumpkin bread too.  Bottom left is pumpkin & lentil stew from the lovely Nigel Slater.

At the request of the Moo, the last pumpkin was carved into a sort-of-Christmassy themed pumpkin - the snowman (!) was not very successful, but the stars were kind of pretty.

Other hellos for this week:

Hello mostly orange post!
Hello back to routine
Hello dentist trip
Hello to a bit of garden clearing
Hello optician trip
Hello to some fresh autumn walks

It's usually about this time of year I vow to be super organised about Christmas so it's not a last minute panic and I end up completely exhausted.   Maybe this is the year......

Happy Monday. :)

Linking up with Lisa Leonard.


  1. Hi Becs. Your pumpkin recipes look interesting. I'm a fervent follower of the lovely Nigel too! Last week's cinnamon meringues with raspberries & chocolate are to die for.

    1. Oh, those meringues sounds delicious, I'm going to have to look up the recipe. Thank you for sharing. :)

  2. A lovely collection of pumpkin shots! Luckily, pumpkin puree freezes perfectly, so you can draw out the pleasure of different recipes over time!
    I love Nigel Slater's recipes too and at the moment he's on the TV over here! I just to find out where the written recipes are on the web. The recipes go too fast to write everything down!

  3. Love your orange collage - made up of all things pumpkin! And the light glowing at the end of the path in that autumn walk photo - what a beautiful invitation and welcome. (Note: I am one of those annoying people who has completed their holiday shopping already :)


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