It must be October!

I love pumpkins and come October I look forward to using pumpkin in everything - soups, subjis, cookies. I have a limited repertoire though, so I'm always looking for new stuff and I was excited this weekend when i came across a recipe for pumpkin with pasta, something I'd never tried before. Below is a pic, the recipe I used was Mario Batali's Ziti alla Zucca (Ziti with pumpkin).


If you're reeling at the combination, do try it, it's delicious!! I added some walnuts because I like to have some crunch in my pasta.

The only version I HATE is pumpkin pie so this year I'm going to play around with recipes until I come up with an acceptable version for me :) Cant wait! And of course, you will read all about it here.

So, suggestions- any favorite or unusual pumpkin (I mean the red pumpkin here) recipes I should be trying out?

7 comments:

Smita said...

This looks sooo yummy!!!

samir said...

The addition of walnuts is a great idea, my wife usually makes salads with walnuts.
She also makes a nice pumpkin soup, just boiled pureed pumpkin with some ginger & salt & pepper.
Any luck with BF in Paris ?

avdi said...

I had some nice halwa kaddu yest.

Samir, the pumpkin soup sounds good.

couchpapaya said...

smita - thnx :)

samir - i add nuts to everything :) havnt yet got bf in paris, will let you know how it goes. however with the contessa's track record with butter and fat i have a feeling i wont want to cook anything from it :(

avdi - oh yes, i love halwa! i've only eaten it made of lauki though. any other pumpkins used to make it?

WhatsInAName said...

I feel its the magic of ur hands which makes even a pumpkin look and taste so good (don't ask me how did I taste it? its a strong intuition I tell you) :)

WhatsInAName said...

Btw wish you a very happy deepavali and a prosperous year ahead.

couchpapaya said...

WIAN - thanku :) wishing you and your family a very happy diwali too!

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