Here’s a tip that makes it easy to scoop out a pumpkin for pies and soups. Poke holes in the pumpkin with a fork. Bake the pumpkin in a pre-heated 375° oven until softened. A 5 pound pumpkin will take about an hour. Remove the pumpkin from the oven and allow to cool. Slice across the middle and scoop out the flesh.
Apples are a natural for decorating your table in autumn. Toothpicks inserted into the apples will help secure them into a stack. Place the apple stack in a shallow bowl and fill in around the base with small fruit such as crabapples.
Make your meals special with garnishes grown in your garden. Leafy greens, sprigs of herbs and berries are an easy way to dress up a plate.
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