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How to participate
Each participant should send a minimum of one and a maximum of three photographs of your pumpkin. The photographs have to be done in 2016 and the pumpkin has to be from Kernel.
The name of the winners will be announced through the web www.kernelexport.es and www.calabazashalloween.es within 15 days after the closing date of the contest.
The winners will be notified by email.
Winners have 15 days to respond and confirm the acceptance of the prize. If the notification to the winner is returned or we do not receive response within the deadline the winner will be disqualified and another participant will be selected.
Kernel Export reserves the right to organize an exhibition, publish a book/catalogue or any other use of the images received.
Both the participants whose photos receive a prize and those who do not, give their authorisation to Kernel Export S.L. for the reproduction and public communication of these photos via their exhibition in public places, with or without an entry fee, as well as for their placement on the Kernel Export S.L. web site.
All of this until the general public has free access to them without any geographical limitation.
How to make your Pumpkin
History of Halloween
As the story goes, several centuries ago amongst the myriad of towns and villages in Ireland there lived a drunkard known as “Jack the Smith”. Jack was known throughout the land as a deceiver, manipulator, and otherwise dreg of society. On a fateful night the Devil overheard the tale of Jack’s evil deeds and silver-tongue. Unconvinced (and envious) of the rumors, the Devil went to find out for himself whether or not Jack lived up to his vile reputation.
Typical of Jack, he was drunk and wandering through the countryside at night when he came upon a body on his cobblestone path; the body with an eerie grimace on its face turned out to be the Devil. Jack in a somber mood realized this was his end, the Devil had finally come to collect his malevolent soul. Jack made a last request: he asked the Devil to let him drink ale before he departed to hell. The Devil finding no reason not to acquiesce the request took Jack to the local pub and supplied him with many drinks of alcoholic beverages. Upon quenching his thirst Jack asked the Devil to pay the tab on the ale, this to the Devils surprise. Jack convinced the Devil to metamorphose into a silver coin with which to pay the bartender (impressed upon by Jack’s unyielding nefarious tactics). Shrewdly, Jack stuck the now transmogrified devil (coin) into his pocket, which also contained a crucifix. The Devil, unable to escape his form (bound by the crucifix) agreed to a demand of Jack that his soul be spared for ten years (in exchange for the Devil’s freedom).
Exactly ten years senior to the date upon which Jack originally struck his deal, he found himself once again in the presence of the Devil. Same as the setting before, Jack happened upon the Devil and seemingly accepted it was his time to go to Hell for good. As the Devil prepared to take him to the underworld, Jack asked if he could have one apple, with which to feed his starving belly. Foolishly the Devil once again agreed to this last request. As the Devil climbed up the branches of a nearby apple tree, Jack surrounded its base with crucifixes. The Devil, frustrated at the fact that he been entrapped again, demanded his release. As Jack did before, he demanded that his soul never be taken by the Devil into Hell; the Devil agreed and was set free.
Eventually the drinking and unstable lifestyle took its toll on Jack, he died the way he had lived. As Jack’s soul prepared to enter Heaven through the gates of St. Peter he was stopped. He was told that due to the lifestyle he had led, the life full of deceit, drinking, and sinful behavior, he was not permitted entrance into Heaven. Jack in a dreary state now went and stood before the Gates of Hade and begged for commission into underworld. The Devil, fulfilling his obligation to Jack, could not take his soul; to warn others he gave Jack an ember, marking him as a denizen of Hell.
From that day on till eternity’s end, Jack is doomed to roam the world between the planes of good and evil, with only an ember inside a hollowed Turnip (Jack’s second favorite food, after rutabagas) to light his way.
(“Organización de Frutas y Hortalizas – O.P.F.H.”).
We are specialised in the growing, packing and export of a wide range of both conventional and organic salads, vegetables and fruit.
In conventional we grow a wide range of Salads (Iceberg, Romaine, Speciality Lettuces, Escaroles etc), Halloween Pumpkins, Cauliflowers, Baby Vegetables, Spinach, Kale, Herbs, Rucola, Baby Leaves and Melons.
Regarding organics, we grow Org. Iceberg, Org. Little Gem, Org. Romaine, Org. Speciality Lettuces, Org. Celery, Org. Broccoli, Org. Cauliflower, Org. Kale, Org. Spinach, Org. Rucola, Organic Baby Leaves and Organic Melons.
We are certified by GlobalGap, BRC, Bio Suisse and the regional organic agricultural councils.
Our strengths lie in our growing capacity, our quality and our food safety allowing us to satisfy the demands of the largest supermarket chains in Europe.
Know the best recipes with pumpkins Kernel
- 1Kg of peeled pumpkin cut into cubes
- ½ kg sugar
How to prepare:Place in a large bowl the peeled pumpkin cut into cubes together with the sugar. Leave overnight in order for all the sugar to get disolved in the juice from the pumpkin. Pour into a saucepan and heat until it starts to bubble. Allow to cook for 30 minutes with the lid off. Remove from heat, allow to cool and leave until the next day. Repeat this step 3 times and on the last day allow the jam to thicken. Put in glass jars and allow to cool.
Pumpkin sorbet with walnuts
InfoDifficulty: easy Preparation time: 1 to 2 hours
- 1 pumpkin
- ½ onion
- 10 shelled walnuts
- 50ml olive oil
- 1 litre of water
How to prepare:Remove the skin from the pumpkin and cut into thin slices in order for them to cook easier. Once this is done, cut the onion into thin strips and fry gently. When the onion starts to turn brown, add the pumpkin and fry slowly for about 10 minutes. Add the water and the walnuts, bring to the boil and allow to simmer for 25 minutes. Lastly, once cool, blend and add ice cubes. To decorate add some small pieces of walnuts and some aromatic herbs.
Fried Pumpkin Omelet
InfoServes: 4 people Preparation time: 20 minutes
- ½ kg pumpkin
- 1 onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- Olive oil
- 6 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
How to preparePeel the pumpkin and cut it into thin slices. Peel and chop the onion and the garlic. Fry them lightly with a little olive oil until golden. Drain the oil and put the onion and garlic to one side. In the same frying pan add more oil and fry the slices of pumpkin. In a bowl beat the eggs and add the salt, the chopped parsley, the fried onion and garlic and the fried pumpkin pieces. Mix together well and pour into a frying pan with a little olive oil. Fry gently for a few minutes until the bottom is cooked. Remove from heat, cover with a lid, turn over and cook the other side.
Ingredients for 4 people
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- 10 tablespoons of sugar
- 10 tablespoons of flour
- 3 eggs
- ½ glass of pumpkin purée
- 100g of raisins soaked in water or liquor.
How to prepareIn order to prepare the pumpkin purée, first boil a slice of pumpkin with a pinch of salt and put to one side. With the help of an electric whisk, whisk the butter until it goes creamy. Whilst continuing to whisk, add the sugar and the eggs followed by the flour little by little. Next, carefully add the pumpkin purée whilst continuing to whisk. Then in a baking tray covered with greaseproof paper or greased with butter pour the mixture in small portions and with the help of a spoon spread it to make the typical cooky shapes. Sprinkle the raisins over the top and press down lightly. Cook in the oven for 10-12 minutes at 180ºC. Allow to cool and serve.
Cream of Pumpkin Soup
- 600g pumpkin
- 1 onion
- 1 leek
- 2 carrots
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 potatoes
- Oil, salt, water & milk.
How to prepareChop the onion, the white part of the leek and the garlic and place in a saucepan together with a little oil on a low heat. While this is gently frying, peel and chop up the pumpkin and the potatoes. Remember to remove the seeds from the pumpkin. When the onion, leek and garlic are golden, add the chopped potatoes and pumpkin and fry everything together lightly. Add boiling water until all the vegetables are covered and cook for approximately 20 minutes. Drain and pour into a foodmill or a blender and blend well. Add a small amount of warm milk in order to obtain the right consistency.
- 200g pastry
- 400g pumpkin
- 2 eggs
- 400ml evaporated milk
- 130g brown sugar
- A teaspoon of powdered cinnamon
- A pinch of ginger
- To decorate: Apricot jam, whipped cream, hazlenuts, raspberries, redcurrants, blackberries.
- Some mint leaves