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Pumpkin recipes


Last night I carted six large containers of pumpkin pulp—the remains of the jack-o-lantern—to a friend’s large freezer two blocks away from our house. My own freezer is overflowing at this time of year with berries, applesauce, and blanched vegetables from the garden: Swiss chard, snap beans, and grated zucchini especially.

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Pumpkin Moon

Last night’s Hunter’s Moon rising like a big yellow pumpkin in the night sky reminded me that it’s now officially fall bulb-planting time. Tulip bulbs will have to compete for garden space with the garlics I am currently breaking up into cloves and getting ready to plant. I’ll soon be making the annual raid of the compost pile in search of nourishment for these ground dwellers who will sleep cozily in the earth all winter and emerge first thing in the spring.

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