If you need proof that pumpkins aren't just for carving into Halloween horrors, look no further than this load of lovely recipes
It's that strange time of year again when all of a sudden you've got pumpkins coming out of your ears. But if you haven't got a fairy Godmother to turn them into carriages, sometimes it's hard to know what to do with them. Fear not, here's how to make the most of this colourful veg, seeds n' all:
Yotam Ottolenghi's hearty pumpkin stew cooked with spices and falling-off-the-bone oxtail is given a last minute kick with garlic and citrus gremolata. Surely one of the zingiest stews around.
This recipe by Foods with Judes makes for a seriously colourful lunch. The wholegrains feature guest appearances from crunchy kale and coriander, giving a whole new Asian-inspired flavour.
Where there's a festive occasion, there is always time for booze: so why should Halloween be an exception? This creamy rum and vanilla vodka concoction is your grown-up reward for all that exhausting trick or treating.
With your own freshly toasted seeds and a generous dollop of rich black treacle, these slabs of indulgence are a chance to be a insufferable show-off on Bonfire Night.