Recycling Your Pumpkin Pal
It’s November 1st and you’re monster mashed out, have no more apples to bob for, and your orange pal on the porch is looking a bit…well… glum. So, what happens now? Do you throw away your grinning pumpkin? No! Turn that ghoulish frown upside down and give your spooky squash a new lease of life with our four fab ideas…
Turn it into a warming winter soup
If your pumpkin is still looking fresh, roughly chop it up with a large onion, bake in the oven until soft, then blend with vegetable stock and a pinch of sage for asoupereasy meal.
Create a healthy savoury snack
Wash and dry the seeds, then spread them on a baking tray. Season with a little salt, pepper and rosemary, and bake on a low heat for 15 minutes until they are lightly toasted.
Grow your own for next year
Clean and dry the seeds, then pop them in an envelope until next May. Plant them about 5 inches apart, with some good compost and plenty of water, then wait patiently for next October!
Give it back to nature
Composting is a great way to recycle vegetable peel, but your pumpkin's rind can take a while to break down. Chop it up before adding it to your compost bin to help it on its way.