In One Picture: Thankful for Michigan Pumpkins
When I visited Detroit a couple months ago, I could not get enough of Eastern Market. The stalls of beautiful produce, organically and locally grown, were amongst the most colorful sights I have seen in my travels. Several vendors boasted pumpkins like the one shown here. The pumpkin is one of the most under-appreciated and wasted vegetables. Deserving more than just butchery for a jack-o-lantern, the pumpkin is great for its seeds, sweet flesh and its use as a cooking vessel for rich stews. If you have an opportunity to savor one of the fine pumpkins like the ones shown here, don’t pass them up. They can also be a mean base for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, a recipe I will share later in the season. Part of our in one picture series.