Harvest time

Harvest time is over, spaghetti sauce and cucumber pickles made, and the first pumpkin soup and pumpkin pie.

I used a grape leaf in each jar of pickles and they stayed crisp. Hot pack with salt, vinegar and spices. There were so many cucumbers and some of them grew huge though they were gherkin cucumbers. The seeds of the big ones were bitter but the flesh was good.

 Cucumber pickles

Cucumber pickles

The soup has masala spices in it. 

The pie pastry and filling are an old Margaret Fulton recipe, with eggs in the pastry and I added 2 eggs to the filling to make it more of a custard. 

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Pumpkin pie