Halloween and pumpkins go hand in hand. Costume clad party go-ers everywhere since last night and adorable kindergarteners to small kids going on their jolly way to school in their own little worlds. Not to mention pumpkins all shapes, colours and sizes everywhere! They are so pretty! I do not usually celebrate Halloween at home but this year it so happens that I landed in London and couldn’t resist writing something about it! They are everywhere I turn!
Now about the pumpkins! All varieties, shapes, colours and sizes. They are so pretty! Have you ever stopped to admire your food? I can’t get over these perfectly shaped bright orange pumpkins! Apart from cooking and eating them I find they make great centre pieces for a table scape or simple kitchen or dining decorations around the house. As pumpkins and Halloween go hand in hand I was so fortunate to see some really great pumpkin carving in The Borough Market in Central London that was really artistically amazing! The pumpkins are already pretty in it earth pulled from but for Halloween they speak volumes when they are carved! Seeing these 45 kilo pumpkins carved out so skilfully reminded me seriously of Halloween Wars on Food Network. I mean, the details that go into pumpkin carving for Halloween is amazing. Food art at its finest.
Simple pumpkin carving done at home is also really fun and entertaining. This is the first year I really witnessed some pumpkin carving and to tell you the truth I thought it was a lot harder. It is so much fun for adults as it is for children. I honestly think that doing it in a rustic and free-form way with a little guidance looks better than trying to get all the teeth to be the exact same size or the eyes turned up the same way. However done, a carved pumpkin with a candle lighting in it looks great for Halloween anyway you do it! Anyway you use it this season I am sure you’re going to love it! So here’s to the pumpkin! Happy Halloween!