Decorating with Pumpkins

Well here we are, All Hallows' eve is fast approaching and everywhere you look bright orange pumpkins are in the supermarkets and on the market stalls. But if like me you are not a great lover of seeing these magnificent squashes carved with scary faces then why not try an alternative this year.

 Carve out part of your pumpkin and fill the hole with a soaked oasis, then use this as a basis for a beautiful floral display. You can also scoop out the entire pumpkin and place a glass bowl inside which you can either use to put a salad in making an unusual serving dish or  you can create a more informal arrangement"
 Use the pulp to make a lovely thick warming soup to help keep off the chills as the days grow shorter.