All posts tagged: pumpkin seeds

Twice Cooked Butternut Squash Pasta

I woke up to the sound of lovely bird song this morning, the sun was shining, and on closer inspection, the daffodil heads had come up from between their green shoots. How exciting, spring will come again! And after a long walk with the dog, I fancied a pasta dish I made for Kitchen Garden Magazine back in November. For this deliciously heart-warming dish, use either pumpkin or butternut squash. They both work well, but sometimes pumpkin can be hard to find out with Halloween, unless you have a farm shop near by. What makes this dish a little different is the pan-frying of the pasta. This merges and melts all the flavours into a mouthwatering lunch or dinner. ___________________________________________________________ Ingredients Serves 4 1 medium butternut squash 1 large onion, peeled and diced 3 cloves garlic, minced a dash of olive oil 1 small handful fresh sage leaves 500g pasta 50g pumpkin seeds good quality hard cheese , grated for the top salt and pepper to taste ______________________________________________________   Pre heat the oven to 200C/fan …

White Chocolate and Pumpkin Seed Flapjacks

As a quick look at the weather forecast revealed the weather to be mild over the weekend, we decided to spend it in the garden, getting the veg plots sorted. And as I knew a lot of digging was going to take place, a portion of flapjacks wouldn’t go a miss, to keep the biceps working. With lots of chewy oaty goodness and a little added white chocolate and pumpkin seeds, these are great for re-fueling on. They are also really good taken on a walk, and enjoyed up a hill, with a flask of tea. ______________________________________________________________________________________ 300g unsalted organic butter, plus extra to grease 75g soft brown sugar 6 tbsp golden syrup 400g organic oats 50g pumpkin or other seeds 50g white chocolate chips pinch of salt ____________________________________________________________________________________ Preheat your oven to 160C/150C fan/ gas 2, and grease and line a square tin roughly measuring 25×25 cm. Melt the butter, sugar, golden syrup and salt in a small pan on low heat. Pour over the oats and mix well, add the chocolate and seeds …