Well, chez nous, it is! A large pumpkin which I bought from the gardening club bring and buy, which had been sitting resplendent in the conservatory, had its first segment cooked and baked on Friday. Along with garlic, onions and olive oil, I nurtured it to roasted perfection.
The pumpkin continued to look beautiful in its cut form on the kitchen window sill, till Monday. All morning I stood there chopping and preparing apples and pumpkin for my chutney, and despite the cold had the window open and doors to the rest of the house closed in an effort to try to keep the smell of vinegar away from the rest of the house.
Today the rest of the pumpkin is being processed into pumpkin cake and roasted pumpkin ready to be used in a variety of dishes.