Hubble bubble, toil and lots of trouble... Pumpkins at the ready, everyone! It's that time of year again.
But did you know there is SO much more to conjure from these autumnal veg this Halloween?
Beyond a spooky-candelit decoration for your window... the possibilities are endless!
Over 15 million pumpkins are grown in the UK every year - and yet so many of us don't take time to make the MOST of a fantastic natural treat!
Before you throw it in the bin - here's itdoesthejob's 5 TOP PUMPKIN PICKS to rescue your pumpkin from an untimely end....
1) PUMPKIN SEEDS
Delicious and nutrious. How about honey roasted pumpkin seeds? Easy, creative and YUMMY - you're only need 4 store cupboard ingredients away to a delicious snack. See full recipe here: https://www.theclevercarrot.com/2012/10/honey-roasted-pumpkin-seeds/
2) RECIPES:Let's get experimental in the kitchen!
Pumpkins soup and pies are always a cosy winner! But have you ever tried pumpkin fries? Simply chop the veg into chip shapes, season and add oil before roasting in the oven for 20 minutes at 200 - delcious alternative to potatoes!
3) BIRD FEEDER
Here is a fun option to give your pumpkin a bigger purpse in life! Cut the veg in half and punch holes through the bottom of the pumpkin and put strings through it. Then tie the pumpkin to the tree with the strings and add bird food. Now you have Halloween decor in your garden AND are feeding some bird friends!
Create a striking planter - simply take the top off, clean it out and fill with fresh flowers - SPOOK-tacular!
Why not have some fun in the garden or safely in doors - line up some empty bottles and get rolling!