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Happy Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie

Happy Thanksgiving! My dad is over in the states celebrating Thanksgiving with our American family this week. And although its not a date to celebrate in the UK, I couldn’t help my self and had to make a pumpkin pie, nonetheless! One of the crops that I had most looked forward to from my garden this year were indeed pumpkins. I hadn’t grown them before, so I was very excited about the prospect of having my garden completely filled to the brim with enormous orange balls, lighting up the autumn garden when all the other crops had vanished. However..I totally oversaw the need to sever the shoots of the pumpkin plant after the first fruit had started growing, in order for the plant to just concentrate on the one fruit and to get big pumpkins. So instead of a few large pumpkins, I got a lot of small ones…You live and learn. However, here is a tasty and very traditional use of the gorgeous flesh from the iconic pumpkin. To make it a little different …