My Hallowe’en Courgette

You’ve seen my (first ever) Hallowe’en Pumpkin.

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Now, please put your hands together for my Hallowe’en Courgette!

We grow courgettes in our back garden most years and usually choose the spherical yellow ones, just because they’re a bit different.

This little guy, though much smaller than most carving pumpkins, was a little long in the tooth for eating, so Pete suggested I might like to carve him à la pumpkin!

To my surprise, he was much tougher to carve than the pumpkin – his skin was really hard to pierce and saw through. So I’m glad I went for a simple design (which I chose because of his small size).

What do you think? Will it catch on? 🙂



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7 Comments to "My Hallowe’en Courgette"

  1. Celia

    A spooky bat! Well done! Did you know a carving pumpkin (as opposed to one grown for eating) sells for $20 at the markets here? It's just not a big tradition in Australia, but if we could carve squash, maybe that would be different (they're cheaper!). 🙂

  2. Kavey

    Suze, I love the photos you tweeted of your demonic pepper!

    Meem, thank you but we all know who gets the prize for world's best pumpkin carver EVER! 🙂

    Dom, ha, yes I thought people might expect that – it's good to confound expectations!

    Celia, try a turnip or a different gourd or squash! Am sure it would work!


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