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Recipe: Pumpkin Crème Brûlée (Jack-be-Little Pumpkins)

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 28/10/2018

Ingredients • 2 Cups Heavy Cream • ¼ Cup Sugar (additional sugar will be needed for caramelizing) • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar • 8 Large Egg Yolks • 1 Cup Canned 100% Pure Pumpkin • ½ Teaspoon Vanilla • ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon Method: • Preheat oven to 180 deg. (Celsius) • Cut tops off each pumpkin and save for presentation. • Scrape out the seeds and fibres from pumpkins. • Place pumpkins on a baking sheet, cut sides up, and roast, uncovered, for 20 minutes. • Remove from oven and let cool. • In saucepan, combine cream and sugars, stir…

The health benefits of pumpkins

Relevance: 81%      Posted on: 20/08/2018

20 August 2018 Tanya Malan Seeing that we are starting our HATCH-A-PUMPKIN-PATCH challenge (find the competition details on the Homeschool Heirloom Gardeners Facebook page), I thought it appropriate to tell you about the amazing benefits of pumpkins! Before we speak about the benefits of pumpkins, let's just take note that squash and pumpkin are part of the same family being the Cucurbitaceae Family and just on an interesting point, they are all actually considered fruit! Throughout history pumpkins has had many uses. Remember Jonah in the Bible? He sat under the shade of a gourd to relieve his sunstroke! In…


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It is the season!

Relevance: 26%      Posted on: 15/08/2019

Isn’t it amazing how time flies? Here we are in the second half of 2019, with winter nearing its end. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about spring and what you need to do to prepare your veggie garden for the new season. A good place to start would be to clear your beds, add compost and mulch and allow the soil to recuperate a bit. So the question becomes, what can we plant? Fortunately, the warmer seasons offer more possibilities! And why don’t you try varieties that you haven’t planted before? Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? Visit…

Can all children be entrepreneurs?

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19 August 2018 Article by Tanya Malan (proud mom of 3 great world changers) What is entrepreneurship? According to Wikipedia it is the process of designing, launching and running a new business, which is often initially a small business. Those who create these businesses are called entrepreneurs. That brings us to our topic - Can all children be entrepreneurs? My answer, Yes they can IF the parent allows their child the room to explore, experiment and facilitate unlimited learning and problem solving! Children are born creative. It is society, its educational systems and their norms that 'file down' the natural…

Homeschool Heirloom Gardeners Winter Challenge 2018

Relevance: 12%      Posted on: 28/08/2018

Winter Challenge 2018 – it was a challenge indeed! Winter is a time when things slow down. This season is usually seen as a time of preparation for spring and summer. Homeschoolers, however, are a different breed. They are used to doing things differently – to think outside the box. As a matter of fact, they will only use the box if it serves a practical purpose and enable them to learn and grow! It is therefore not surprising that they jumped at the chance to take on the Winter Challenge put to them by Durandt’s Heirloom Seeds. They were…

Pumpkin Jack-be-Little

Relevance: 8%      Posted on: 02/04/2018

Cucurbita pepo Originally given to us by Jane Griffiths. Oh, the wonder of these tiny little pumpkins. Kids just love them, and it’s one of the easiest ways to get kids to eat their veggies, make it cool and exciting. Harvested young they can be cooked like Gems and eaten whole, or you can roast them separately, scoop out the seed and fill with a savoury mixture. Expect 7-10 fruit per well grown plant. Approx. 10 seeds

Pumpkin Cinderella

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Cucurbita maxima Originated from France, also known as Rouge vif D’Etampes, this deep orange coloured pumpkin is perfect for baked goods. As its name states, it resembles the fairy tale pumpkin. It is full of nutritional value, high in dietary fibre, vitamins A & C, potassium and iron. Grilling / roasting this deliciously sweet pumpkin will enhance the sweetness. Cooked, it can be pureed and made into pumpkin ice-cream. Approx. 10 seeds

Pumpkin Jarrahdale

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Cucurbita maxima This is simply a superb pumpkin, boasting long storage, good production and a very thick, tasty flesh. One of the things I like about this pumpkin is the very thin skin that can be peeled off with a potato peeler with absolutely no wastage. Originally from Australia, you can expect 3-4 good sized pumpkins, weighing 5-7 kg each, off of each plant. Approx. 10 seeds

Pumpkin Ol Zeb’s

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Cucurbita pepo A classic old pumpkin variety that is good for cooking and carving. Beautiful deep rich orange colour with a finely ribbed skin. The stem dries into a perfect handle for carrying. This variety is an old traditional variety that is difficult to find. Approx. 10 seeds