Creamy Chilli Pumpkin Pasta with Chestnut & Sourdough Crumb

This is a comforting, indulgent hug in a bowl, full of the flavours of autumn with a warming kick from the chilli. This recipe is great for using up your leftover halloween pumpkin, but would work equally with any other of the season’s squash (like Crown Prince, Butternut or Delicata). The addition of the chestnut and toasted sourdough topping adds another dimension.

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Five Places to Pick Your Own Pumpkins near Cardiff

Nothing beats spending a day outdoors, picking out the perfect gourd from the pumpkin patch – and it’s a great way to support local farmers and family-run businesses. There are hundreds of pick your own fruit (PYO) farms across the country, but these pumpkin patches are all based within a few miles of Cardiff.

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A Sweet Escape: Where to Pick Your Own Fruit Near Cardiff

Apart from a spot of city park foraging, a visit to a pick-your-own (PYO) fruit farm is one of my favourite ways to spend time outside, get closer to nature, and bring home a bounty of seasonal produce to enjoy. It’s a properly wholesome experience – a chance to slow down and grab a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Here are some of the best places to PYO fruit near Cardiff.

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SEASONAL MARCH: WHAT TO EAT THIS MONTH

If you’re making an effort to eat more seasonally this year, then this is the blog series for you. Each month I try to demystify ‘seasonal eating’ with some simple info on what to eat now, with some recipes and ideas for how to cook it.

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