Monday, October 5, 2009
I was extremely excited to get pumpkins from our CSA for the past two weeks. My boyfriend was a bit concerned, since he has only carved pumpkins, never cooked with them - how do you even get pumpkins into a manageable form? Luckily, because the pumpkins from the CSA are small, there is more flesh (i.e. the pumpkins are less hollow), so all it took was a good steam to get the pumpkin ready to work with. The flesh itself is also sweeter than the carving pumpkins with which most of us are more familiar. Although this means that there are fewer seeds to toast, it also means that these pumpkins are ideal for making pies.