Tidewater Times October 2018

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It’s Pumpkin Time It’s time to give the pumpkin a promotion. We love them as decorations, for the doorstep and dinner table, or as a velvety filling for Thanksgiving pies. In our country’s early history, pumpkins fed Native Americans and pilgrims alike. With their orange skin and shape, they symbolize everything that is autumn. Pumpkins deserve a place of

honor at the table, so we set out to explore easy ways to transform plain pumpkins into dishes that celebrate their potential. The recipes featured here have no-fuss preparation methods and make use of many sizes and varieties of pumpkins. Emptied of seeds and flesh, the sturdy shell begs for the role of serving vessel to show off a holiday punch, or in a wedge to hold a scoop