Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Frost Isn't On the Pumpkins But the Pumpkins Are On The Mantle

Pumpkins are at the Farmer's Market
Most are jack-o-lantern pumpkins

But one vendor does have the little sugar pumpkins
Three came home with me today

They'll be decoration until we eat our way through them!

Practical as well as decorative!

I see pies and breads and muffins
in the future at Linderhof!

And if you've never had pumpkin pie made from a real pumpkin
Let's just say that you're in for a treat!

You can compare canned pumpkin to real pumpkin
Like you can compare fish to fish sticks!

I'll keep you advised as to what dishes these little beauties are made into!


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Love this time of year and I have hardly ever had "real" freshly made pumpkin pie. Libbeys, yes.

Looking forward to reading more! Till then they look great right where they are!!

Bernideen said...

I love it - fall is definitely coming!

Southerncook said...

Pumpkins have not come into our markets yet but I keep checking with them. Your mantle is beautiful.


Francie Newcomb said...

Beautiful, Martha! Watch out for the pumpkin rind on the wood! It will take the finish off. :(


Martha said...

Oh, Francie -- I did not know that! Thanks!

Canadian Chickadee said...

Though the thought that winter is nearly here always makes me a bit sad, I love seeing the huge stacks of pumpkins outside the grocery stores. They look so cheery and bright. I like to buy a few, bring them home and wash them with anti-bacterial dishwashing liquid. That way they don't rot, and can stay on the porch or mantelpiece for weeks. They always make me smile!

Pat said...

I love the PoP of orange on your mantle against the blue & white, dear friend!!! Yes! Francie is correct concerning the wood and the pumpkin rind. Perhaps placing the pumpkins atop a saucer for protection and decor would be a solution.
Your comparison of pumpkins and fish gave me a chuckle. . .we were speaking of "fish sticks" at our Circle Meeting last evening!!!
Hope the warmer temperatures don't come your way. On my side of the Prairie. . .the HEAT is on, again!