Pumpkins & Squash

Nature in the Home - Squash & Berries

The pumpkins and squash have finally been harvested from the vegetable garden. Perfect timing as I was keen to join in with the Nature in the Home series which has just restarted over at the lovely Littlegreenshed.

The creamy Balmoral Squash have made a lovely display piled up in a basket with Guelder rose branches and rosehips. They sit pride of place in on the kitchen table: our little tribute to autumn.

It’s unlikely these are going to get eaten unfortunately as the ones we have tried are disappointingly bland, but at least they can earn their keep by looking pretty.

As for the pumpkins, they won’t make it to our plates either as they were transformed into a cat and a bat for yesterday’s Hallowe’en party at my children’s school. Scary eh?

Pumpkin Cat & Bat

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  • Helen

    My favourite things! I’ve got some squash and a pumpkin and was just mulling over a display and some photos before the carving and cooking commences – and I’ll be happy if I manage something half as good as your basket of balmorals and guilder rose berries. The cat and bat are amazing – such characterful faces!

    • http://www.the-cupboard.co.uk/ Sian

      Thanks Helen – the kids didn’t win a prize but my son said he was very proud of his efforts which was just lovely. x

  • Lou | Littlegreenshed

    So beautiful, those little squashes are stunning. And soooo scary, yet cute!!! Thanks for joining me. x

    • http://www.the-cupboard.co.uk/ Sian

      Really pleased to have joined in with Nature in the Home at long last – looking forward to my next contribution! x

  • Leanne Paxton

    Hi. Just found you through Lou’s Nature In The Home series, and am now following your lovely blog. I did giggle at your bat and cat pumpkins!
    Leanne x

    • http://www.the-cupboard.co.uk/ Sian

      Thanks Leanne – glad you liked the pumpkins and great to have you following me! x

  • Sarah~Lou

    Lovely! and the pumpkins are fab! x

    • http://www.the-cupboard.co.uk/ Sian

      Thank you! x