Trick or Treat?
I am the treat, darling! So, on this “Hallows Eve” I have decided to share a few tricks with you my little pumpkins!
Truth be told, I’ve always been a bit of a fan of this winter squash. Primarily, because I just adore the colour orange - It’s a wardrobe ‘must have’ colour for spicing up an autumnal look and not going straight from dynamite to dreary. Maybe orange is the new black!
And, this season, after a summer of “yes you look yummy” yellows, we will be witnessing a more burnt and earthy kind of orange which has “Hello, pumpkin squash” written all over it! If that doesn’t have every Jack-o-lantern casting envious looks your way, then nothing will.
Food For Thought
As Glam Pooch of the Moment, I’m all about eating the right food so I look exquisite in my glamorous gowns; a girl has to look her best and shine from the inside out when in front of her adoring public and healthy eating is where it all starts. The only Goblin I want to see on Halloween is me gobbling on a tasty and beneficial pumpkin dish.
We all know about the delights of pumpkin pie and and a warming pumpkin soup but this squashedible fruit has exceptional benefits: It is high in vitamin A and C and antioxidants that fight off disease and boost immunity. Get the Pow-Wow in your Bow-Wow!
Listen to the Experts
Like me! But the top producing squash grower, Sarah Frey who is known as the “pumpkin queen of America”, grows more pumpkins than anyone and her message is “cook not carve!” Think beyond the Jack o’ lantern and get into the kitchen with your squashes.
And waste not, want not, because every single part of a pumpkin is edible: the skin, leaves, flowers, pulp, seeds, and even the stem! Roasted pumpkin seeds are great toasted and salted and used as a snack or added to breads or to garnish dishes.
It’s A Dogs Dinner!
Not only that, but pumpkin is very dog friendly! Canned pumpkin is often recommended by vets as a dietary supplement for canines that are experiencing certain digestive ailments such as constipation, diarrhoea or hairballs! Back in the old days, herbalists would use pumpkin remedies to rid you of worms!
I like to eat it pre cooked and mashed up with natural yoghurt and stuffed inside a Kong toy. This is wonderful to snack on whilst I’m reading my glossy magazines or watching Hollywood Hounds. As an in-between-meals treat, dice it, bake it, cool it and doggy bag it up in your fridge for a bite sized binge beater.
It’s a well known fact that’ “If Mummy ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy”, and we have to look after our pet people. There’s a pumpkin pie recipe out there that takes it to the next level when it comes to human deliciousness and that is adding the well known and loved tipple, Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, to your pumpkin pie. Warm the cockles of your humans heart and keep them smiling with this just dessert.
Right, I must go and finish my Teddy pumpkin Pie before it turns into a carriage and whisks me off to a Halloween ball! Be careful out there, and remember, dress it up!
Miss Teddy xx