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Sunday, May 22, 2011

AND THE WINNER IS .....drum roll please !

What a lovely afternoon . The weather behaved , neighbours arrived with their scrumptious pumpkin entries and we set up tables in the garden .Kids and dogs played hide and seek around the chook pen and made the most of the afternoon sunshine . The judges ,Graham and Manny had the difficult task of deciding on the winning dish . It was all very formal of course (LOL) with each dish numbered so that the judges didn't know who cooked what . We all waited patiently as the judges sampled each dish before deciding on a beautiful pumpkin fruitcake made by Lorraine . Then we all had a feast !! There were several pumpkin soups, roast pumpkin salads, fritters, samosas, desserts, and yummy spring rolls.
Now for the winner of the recipe sent to me for my entry ...what a hard decision! . I had a variety of pumpkin soups, cakes, breads and a recipe for samosas but the one that I loved handsdown for its taste and simplicity (even I could make this one ) was the pumpkin fritter recipe from Marie all the way from South Africa . They were delicious with their dusting of cinnamon sugar ..YUUUMMMM.
Thanks to everyone who sent their family recipes to me . I will keep them all as a momento to remind me of how lovely and thoughtful you all are to me and I will never be short of a pumpkin recipe ever again !

Getting my entries ready


  1. Kathi, Hi! So glad you liked those fritters, they are popular with young and old and nutritious too! Thank you for the lovely prize, Kathy. My home is built in the old farm house style and your wonderful painting will surely look as if it has always belonged on my walls!

  2. Congratuations Marie ! I will be posting your painting this week ,
    Kathy :-)

  3. I showed off your painting on Facebook today, with a link to your blog. It is such a nice gesture to award a real painting as a prize!