Out & about Magazine, North Surrey, sept-Oct 2020

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DIFFERENT WAYS TO USE A PUMPKIN

Creative

HALLOWEEN IDEAS Different ways to use pumpkin by Pia Talbot

Seasonal changes are always exciting and one of the reasons why is the fresh new food you can incorporate into your life, and what is more of a staple Halloween treat than the humble pumpkin? Whether you like to carve it, use it as a decoration, or put it into delicious recipes, there are so many versatile ways to add it into your autumnal life.

Pumpkin Pancakes

Seed Art

Some people like to celebrate Halloween, some don’t, but making tasty autumn themed breakfasts can always be on the menu. With only 20 minutes of your time needed, this is such an easy morning meal. Check online for the best recipe for you and have your choice between making pumpkin purée from scratch or buying it made from the shops.

For some fun Halloween themed arts and crafts to do with the kids, creating pictures from pumpkin seeds is a unique and inventive way to be artistic. Just start by dying some dry seeds whatever colours you like, and you will be creating a magical art piece. Try visiting Pullingers art shop in Epsom for everything you need for your crafts to be even better.

Face Masks

Decorations

Doing most things DIY for the last few months has become pretty normal, and with beauty salons still not open for every treatment, this pumpkin face mask will do wonders for your skin. Just by adding your fresh pumpkin puree with a spice or two that you love and mixing in some honey, will give your skin the nutrients that it needs to glow.

Pumpkin Soup If you are more of a savoury than sweet person, making a delicious tummy warming autumnal soup to enjoy on those cold October days is the way to go. There are so many recipes to choose from, and you can customise your own with whatever toppings/add ins you like. Lunch or dinner, this is a recipe everyone will enjoy.

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This is definitely the most obvious one but using pumpkins as autumn/Halloween decorations is perfect! Whether it be carving them or drawing on them, there are endless possibilities for them to brighten up (or spooky up) your home. One of the best places to go pumpkin picking is Garson’s Farm in Esher where they have a great pumpkin patch.

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