Wednesday, October 28, 2020

October sunrise

This was Monday morning's sunrise over the vineyards. Big clouds dominated the sky, but the sun had several openings and painted the cloud tops orange and pink. Since it wasn't raining, Tasha and I went all the way to the end of the dirt road and enjoyed the views.

Looking west at sunrise.

We cut into the big ripe muscade pumpkin on Tuesday. I roasted half of it and we're using the other half in various ways. Some of the roasted flesh went into a savory pumpkin cake. Some of it went into a big batch of spicy enchilada sauce for the freezer. Ken used some unroasted chunks of pumpkin to make a couscous which we've enjoyed for two days now. Today I'm making pizza with pumpkin sauce.


  1. Wow, that's a gorgeous bunch of color in that photo! Same shades of blue as in Ken's Provence photos.

    I asked Ken if you might be making pumpkin purée raviolis... I think I just have a fond memory of you making them once, probably with some kind of browned butter drizzled on? Oh, gosh, that sounds delicious.

    1. I've purchased frozen butternut squash ravioli and it was delicious, Judith! Pumpkin ravioli sounds scrumptious!
      Mary in Oregon

  2. You are clever to make pumpkins into sauce for pizza

  3. Those pumpkin dishes all sounds delicious! And that sunrise photo, wow! Your photography never stops surprising me.

  4. Let us know how the pizza tasted. Thanks for the lovely photo.

  5. Beautiful photo. You two are being very creative with those pumpkins. Do you think you will plant a smaller crop next year?

  6. With a walk and view like that most mornings, that must really start your day with a smile, Walt! It starts my day off that way, for sure! Merci!

    Mary in Oregon

  7. judy, yes, I have made pumpkin raviolis in the past and will likely make them again one day. They're so good! But they don't use much pumpkin, so I'll wait for a while.

    michael, it was good, too! We just found the idea on the internet while searching for things to do with the pumpkin bounty.

    mitch, :)

    evelyn, it was delicious! With chunks of chicken and some bell peppers and edam and gouda cheeses!

    bettyann, I'm not planning to plant any next year. We have enough! But I'm thinking of some different varieties of summer squash.

    mary, when the weather's good, yes. Sometimes it's gray and soggy!


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