Monday, March 29, 2010

Serious pumpkin growers

Another report of a giant pumpkin on the banks of the Tamar River...

Monday, March 22, 2010

From little things big things grow.....

OK, maybe a little late, but I have a pumpkin!!!!!!

Might look small, but that pumpkin plant is REAL big.....

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Rule change??

Breaking news....Given the last few photos of competitors, in order to make the competition fairer i think i might calculate the winner by dividing the weight of the pumpkin by the weight of the competitor!!! HIghest score wins!!!

(Just kidding boogs)

And they keep coming....

Well, we're getting to the pointy end of the competition, and the photos keep coming. Here is another one..
Good work..

Pumpkin Muffins with a Frosty Top

Well I never.... Old mate jamie has come through with the goods again.... Pumpkin muffins!!!
"They taste a bit like carrot cake, but we have substituted the carrot with pumpkin"

400g Pumpkin, skin off roughly chopped
350g light brown sugar
4 large free range eggs
Sea salt
300g plain flour
2 heaped teaspoons baking powder
Handful of walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
175m extra virgin olive oil

For the topping
Zest of 1 clementine (what is that??)
Juice of half a lemon + the zest
140ml sour cream
2 heaped teaspoons icing sugar
1vanilla pod (for the yuppies amongst us, otherwise 1 tsp good old extract)

I love the method... Chop up the pumpkin in a food processor, chuck in the rest (but not the icing stuff) give it a whirl and put it into a muffin tray (makes 12) Whack it in a 180 degree oven for about twenty minutes and your done!! How easy is that!! A real mans recipe.

Mix together all the frosting ingredients and pour it over the top of the muffins when they're done.. Voilla!! Could be a prize for the first bloke to email me a picture of the finished product.. This is what they should look like

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Jack and the GIANT..............

Well, pumpkin of course. Here is the proud owner of the pumpkin shown in the previous post

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Rosevears Pumpkin

Spotted along the banks of the Tamar River, just before the Rosevears Hotel, was this GIANT pumpkin.. It's the handy work of young Jack...

Now, I'm pretty sure this pumpkin is heavier than the grower!