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Perfect Pumpkin | St Eval Candle Company

Perfect Pumpkin

Pumpkins aren't just for All Hallows Eve, they are wonderful for adding an Autumnal touch to your home at this time of year. With a range of uses here are some of our favourites to make in the last few weeks of Autumn. 

 

Heavenly Harvest

 

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Wreaths aren't just for Christmas! While all of the large pumpkins are being carved to spook, why not create a pretty motif with fallen leaves and miniature auburn pumpkins and marrows? Our Embers scented candles are a lovely finishing touch to this heart warming creation, giving your home the scent of a warm roaring log fire. 

 

Pumpkin Carving

 

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Pumpkin carving is a great project for the kids this half term and you can create some spectacular designs. Add a little glow to your pumpkins this year with tealights and mini pillar candles. 
Top Tip- Pumpkins can start to smell after a while so use fragranced tealights to cover it. 
Always keep out of reach of children and never leave unattended. 

 

Autumnal Pumpkin Soup

 

We can't talk about pumpkins without a scrumptious recipe for the bits left over! This delicious recipe from Country Living Magazine is a winner for the whole family. 

 

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You Will Need:

  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter

  • 1 large potato

  • 1 large onion

  • 4½ c. chicken broth

  • 1 can pure pumpkin

  • salt

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg

  • ½ pt. heavy cream

How to make it: 

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add potato and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent, about 8 minutes. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until potato is tender, 10 to 12 minutes.

  2. Stir in pumpkin. Using an immersion blender, purée mixture until smooth. (Or, use a blender to purée mixture in batches, then return to pot.) Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and nutmeg. Increase heat to medium-high and bring mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in cream and heat thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Serve hot.

 

 

credits: images: Pinterest, Country Living Magazine recipe: Country Living Magazine