Monday, 31 October 2016

PYO Pumpkins: Halloween 2016.

Happy Halloween! Unlike most years, this Halloween has been slightly different (and dare I say  slightly more adult) for me as I am not going out tonight! Instead, as I happen to be home and not at uni, I went to Millets Farm to do pumpkin picking.

The idea of getting into the Halloween spirit through pumpkin picking really excited me and today was such a gorgeous day it seemed like it was fate! Millets Farm previously held 10,000 pumpkins that you could choose from - when we went there were obviously far less. However
this didn't bother me much as there were still plenty to choose from and everything was reduced to £1 - bargain!

Having picked our pumpkins - Pascal and Patricia - we decided to head home for carving. I always forget how difficult pumpkin carving can be, but today I was reminded and the novelty soon wore off after I accidentally chopped off Patricia's tooth for the third time.

Not wanting to waste any of the pumpkin's flesh, we decided to cook a pumpkin and cranberry tagine with almond, coriander and lemon couscous. In previous years I have also made pumpkin pie and pumpkin soup.

How have you spent your Halloween? x 


Monthly Favourites: October.

1. Autumnal walks in the countryside

2. The one and only, Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte

3. House parties

4. Autumnal breakfasts 


Saturday, 1 October 2016

Monthly Favourites: September.

Hello again, (wow it has been a while, hasn't it?!) Firstly, I am just going to begin by being honest and admitting that despite promising to keep up to date with my blogging schedule - and in particular, my 'monthly favourites' schedule - considering that today is October 1st (wahoo!), August's favourites are pretty much a write off.

It was only earlier that it suddenly dawned on me that if I didn't get my act together, September's favourites would also be firmly flushed down the pipeline.

I often associate September with a second 'new year' - for many people, it's the start of a new academic year and for me personally, I always love to associate this with new beginnings, goals, hopes and dreams. So this is me renewing my blogging promise... fingers crossed I'm not renewing this promise again next year.

 1. F.R.I.E.N.D.S Fest

 2. Adam's Graduation

3. Thailand



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