Freezing Pumpkin on My Time

Friends Drift Inn Farm – Food Preservation Recipes

Pumpkin Musquee de Provence Sliced

In Praise of Pumpkin Puree

By the time the first frost hits Kentucky in mid-November, I am frantically trying to get all the late garden harvest preserved in some manner.

Green tomatoes have to be sliced and frozen. Hot peppers are on the dehydrator. The last of the zucchini and cucumbers go in “End of Season Relish.”

That’s one of the reasons I love Winter Squash. I harvest them, put them in the cool garage and come back to them when other food matters are not so pressing. I can roast pumpkins on Saturday morning while I am puttering around trying to get the household chores caught up.

Revolutionary Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Musquee de Provence has to be one of my all-time favorite pumpkins. You really should grow some. They are beautiful for fall decorations, but more importantly make the most flavorful pumpkin pies you could ever want.
Musquee de Provence is the only pumpkin I use for Pumpkin Soup. The frozen puree cooks up with a flavor that transports to those last sunny days of harvest.

A surprisingly solid pumpkin, the seed cavity is very small. It is not unusual to get 30 cups of pumpkin puree from a single pumpkin. The French name for Musquee de Provence translates “Musky Pumpkin.” When baking, it does have an odd aroma but that fades in a bit.

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About Joyce Pinson

Joyce Friend Pinson is a regional farm-to-table columnist for the Appalachian-News Express. She is a local television host. Her column show and blog, Friends Drift Inn, explores food, gardening, and real life farm-to-table stories from the perspective of a baby boomer in Appalachia. Joyce has a background in agriculture, media, and small business. Joyce is an heirloom gardening addict and home canner. She has a penchant for big hats, pointy toed shoes, and bourbon. Along with her husband Charlie, Joyce really does live in a barn where they ballroom dance. And laugh. And cook. And giggle.