Pumpkin Patch Round -up

26 Oct

Have you ever been to a pumpkin patch??

I went for the first time this last weekend. We wanted to bring my little nephew to pick out a pumpkin to decorate for Halloween. I’ve only seen pumpkin patches in pictures or on TV. So this was my expectation…

Well, let me tell you… in Florida, there is very little hay and the weather is not yet chilly. So picking out a pumpkin from the endless rows of dirt under the Floridian sun was not as enjoyable as I would imagine it would be.


I picked out a little one for my nephew and a larger one for my BIL to carve. I carved my first and only pumpkin 20 yrs ago and I am not looking forward to doing it again. So good luck Wichi!!!!!!



So to make this post more enjoyable to all of you… Let me share some of my favorite pumpkin recipes.

Pumpkin Risotto


Pumpkin Polenta

Pumpkin Polenta

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese


Roasted Pumpkin Salad

Pumpkin Soup – Coming Soon…


21 Responses to “Pumpkin Patch Round -up”

  1. trialsinfood October 26, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    it went for the first time a few weekends ago. i’m in the northern west coast area, so our pumpkin patches are more like how you picture it to be. all the recipes look delicious. too bad i’m not a pumpkin fan… 😉

  2. Cristina October 26, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Me encantan las fotos y las recetas, se ven deliciosas. Me gusta mucho hacer platos que contengan calabaza, son riquisimos.
    Yo llevo a mi nena hoy al pumpkin patch, se lo pasa siempre super!

  3. Natalia October 26, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    Me hiciste reir con tus expectativas lil En California sigue el clima veraniego, pero los pumpking patch se ven como te los imaginabas hehe Las recetas se ven buenísimas!

  4. Sadie October 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    Oh what a shame!
    Same as the first commenter, where I am in Michigan the pumpkin patches are just as you had hoped yours would be. My favorite is an old man known here as “The Pumpkin Man” and everything on his farm is orange. Barn, sheds, tractors etc.
    He has thousands of pumpkins and thousands of other squashes all over in and in front of the orange barn, plus hay wagons, stands with Indian corn, fresh honey, cornstalks for decorating and pie pumpkins.
    He is next to another farm stand that has apples, fresh pumpkin donuts and hot cider as well as late-season veggies and fruits.
    I wish I could give you the experience I am lucky enough to get several times a year.
    Hope you get too someday!
    Pumpkin/squashes are some of my favorite foods, and I can’t get enough. Yum!
    Thanks for the recipes, I’ve made the mac and cheese and keep meaning to make a risotto.
    Hope you get the real experience someday!

  5. Elizabeth -Mamá Orquesta October 26, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    Nunca he probado el plato Pumpkin Polenta, ya me dio curiosidad de probarlo 🙂

  6. Mama Orquesta October 26, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    Nunca he probado el Pumpkin Polenta como sabrá 🙂

    • KarmaFree Cooking October 26, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

      Delicioso!!!! Pruébalo un día de estos… es fácil de hacer.

  7. Jocelyn Delk Adams October 26, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    That pumpkin risotto looks amazing! I adore pumpkin anything and I am sure your nephew loved his gift! Looked like you had a great time!

  8. Alejandra Ramírez October 27, 2012 at 12:37 am #

    Vivo en FL y me encantaría ir a un Patch, pero no se donde está el más cercano a mi comunidad! 😦

    • KarmaFree Cooking October 27, 2012 at 11:23 am #


      Hazte un Google search… así que que mi hermana encontró el que fuimos. Dónde en FL vives??? Por si acaso el que fuimos te queda cerca… Me puedes escribir al email si prefieres. Madelyn.

  9. ChecaLAmovie (@teresagarza) October 27, 2012 at 2:24 am #

    Además de las opciones que nos ofrecen.. que se ven deliciosas.. oye padre las fotos…. me encanto especialmente la de las calabazas en línea… la profunidad de campo, que aquí se aplica literalmente, le da un efecto super…

    • KarmaFree Cooking October 27, 2012 at 11:24 am #

      Checa… Gracias por el cumplido. Ojalá los sites de FoodP0rn pensaran igual que tú!!!!!!!


  10. Barbara Mascareno October 27, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    Butternut squash mac and cheese sounds delicious, what a great way to include veggies for the kids that don’t like them. This is a great healthy alternative.

  11. Notas de Mamá (@NotasdeMama) October 27, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    Todas se ven deliciosas pero la que se me antojó más fue Roasted Pumpkin Salad. Se ve buenísima!

  12. Maria Sinclair (@jeffmarias2001) October 29, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    I’m not a big fan of eating pumpkin but I love squash!! The patch looks so much fun for the whole family!!

  13. Ely Aguilera October 29, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    Wow, lindas fotos, creo que yo me uno a ti, eso de esculpir calabazas no es lo mio, pero las recetas se ven increibles.

  14. Desiree October 29, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    I’ve never made any pumpkin recipe with a fresh pumpkin because I find it intimidating but I might have to go ahead and try. I don’t know why I never thought to add squash/pumpkin to polenta. I LOVE polenta. Thanks for sharing!

  15. bohemian babushka (@BBabushka) October 29, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

    I’ve only eaten calabaza w/olive oil, in stews OR as breads and pies- all of which I LOVE. Soooo I’m thinking I’m going to love your recipes too; thanks for sharing! BB2U

  16. Isabel Garcia October 31, 2012 at 2:25 am #

    The roasted pumpkin salad looks yummy!

  17. smashbravo November 3, 2012 at 12:25 am #

    All those dishes look delicious. You remind me of my mom, she never gets pumpkins for carving or decorations, she buys them to eat them.

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