Best. Pumpkin. Ever.

The day after Halloween, I was walking in DC with Tanya of Veggie Love. In our ramblings around Georgetown, we encountered this fabulous pumpkin character:


Note the wide variety of items used here: Yellow bell peppers for years, chili peppers for eyebrows, star fruit for lips, collard greens for hair, etc. (Is that a yucca root for a nose, Hannah?)

As we were taking the picture, the gentleman of the house returned and we got to chatting. Turns out, his wife is a school teacher, and she likes having a decorated pumpkin for several weeks ahead of Halloween. In order to prevent the inevitable rotting that occurs when you combine room temperature and a dissected squash, she adorns it with veggies. Anytime something starts looking a little questionable, she replaces it. Brilliant.

Also of note is the fact that the pumpkin is sitting on a raised toilet seat. Not pictured? Pumpkin “poop” (in the form of smaller pumpkins) below.


2 Responses

  1. Yes, totally a yucca root! Way better than a carrot. Sorry for the delay, I was in Denver (and saw Honor! and went to a bunch of great veggie-licious restaurants if you are ever in Denver and need restaurant recs!).

  2. I thought so! Glad to have confirmation! I remember the days when you first introduced me to yucca, way back when…

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