This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

pumpkin bread

pumpkin bread under glass

Recipe:

1 cup spelt flour
2 cups white flour
1 tsp each baking powder, baking soda, salt
1/2 tsp each nutmeg, ginger
dash each ground cloves, allspice
2 tsp cinnamon

4 eggs
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla

4 cups grated fresh pumpkin (peeled)
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts

Combine dry ingredients and set aside. Combine eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla and mix. Add dry ingredients to egg mixture. Add grated pumpkin, raisins, and nuts. Stir well. Pour into 2 generously buttered loaf pans. Bake at 360*F for 1 hour or until done.

Serve with whipped cream cheese.

Note added 11/25/09: The Globe made excellent edits to this recipe. Thanks! Here's the link: GLOBE version. Globe article link is here.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Johanna said...

Looks so good! Maybe next year I will plant some vegetables and see what happens. You have inspired me Kathy!

October 11, 2009 1:45 AM

 
Anonymous Marian(LondonUK) said...

Yum, I could happily have a slice with my cup of tea when I come back from the lottie this morning. Have been away for a few days so catching up on the seed swap and your harvest etc., glad it was a success and enjoyed by all. The giant vegetable winners looked very pleased.
Congratulations Kathy!!

October 11, 2009 4:39 AM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Johanna, You will get fantastic vegetables in Alaska! You should try. I've read about super giant vegetables at the Alaska State Fair because of the long days! I will go to the Topsfield Fair today with Vickie and kids. Hopefully the crowds won't be too much. I'd like to see the the veggies on display there. Cheers!

October 11, 2009 10:57 AM

 
Blogger Funkbunny said...

Thanks for the recipe. I made it yesterday (market-bought pumpkin though as it is spring here in Australia) and it was delicious!!

October 12, 2009 6:57 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

I'm glad you liked it. The mention of spring makes me very jealous. Enjoy!

October 12, 2009 9:39 PM

 
Blogger Johanna said...

Looks like the Topsfield Fair was a hit! I love the pictures of Amelia and Cooper. Yes, we get mega size vegetables here but those people work hard at it! I will start out with a small patch. Thank you for the encouragement! Have a wonderful fall.

October 13, 2009 1:03 AM

 

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