Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Pumpkin Blossoms in October

In early October my Daughter's school went on a field trip to the pumpkin farm. it was very warm that day, well above average, and the field was not just covered in orange pumpkins but in beautiful yellow blossoms. I asked the hay ride driver if I could have some and he said I could help myself.

I love zucchini flowers and I wanted some all summer and never once found any but pumpkin flowers, how different could they be. I always batter and fry my blossoms tempura style and this time I wanted to try something new. I had found a recipe on the William-Sonoma website for spaghetti with zucchini blossoms and saffron and I thought that this would be perfect because I could make a new dish with the blossoms and enter the spice of the month on Sunita's blog, which is saffron for the month of October.

I have to say that I should have looked at the recipe closer because the flavor was lacking, and blossoms were slimy, and the cheese was clumpy. I have a few William-Sonoma cookbooks and I have enjoyed the recipes very much but this was an absolute bomb, how disappointing.

2 comments:

winedeb said...

Wow Shayne, you could not tell by those photos that the dish did not turn out the way you would have liked. It happens to all of us. Not sure what to tell you about the blossoms as I never get them down here. But...they sure look beautiful. How fun going to the pumpkin patch!

katiez said...

How awful! All those lovely blossoms gone to waste! Sometimes it's best to stick to the tried and true. I had a few blossoms last week on my pumpking vines...never thought about eating them. I think I'm starting to crave 'store-bought' vegetables, like cauliflower and broccoli....
Your past LOOKS nice...
Hope you got some good pumpkins...