In a fit of early 80s Normal Rockwellism, my parents tried growing our Halloween pumpkins in our garden one year. They didn’t turn orange in time and we ended up carving up green pumpkins, with just small webs of orange peeking though, that year. I remember my Dad being beside himself about it. I loved the whole process so much that I’ve had a massive soft spot for green-tinged pumpkins ever since.
But that’s not my point. The point is that I’ve got a pumpkin that’s ready NOW (it’s still August). What do I do with it? Put it in the refrigerator for 2 months? It’s not very large but I can scarcely spare the room. With a toddler seeing that pumpkin every day for 2 months… It’s a headache in the making.
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