this video. You'll find out about the history of growing giant pumpkins at the Howard Dill Farm (this year the winner - grown by Jeff Reid of Waterville, NS - at the Maritime Fall Fair was 1202 pounds! and Howard Dill himself is a 4 time Guiness World Record Holder) and you'll learn quite a bit about the Pumpkin Paddle itself.
The paddlers were already on the other side of the bay when we arrived so I just kept a look out for Bob's pumpkin, aptly named Pumpkin Pie....and here's the thing about Bob...he's not ordinary in any way...so while I was looking for something like a pie (he is a chef after all)...Bob (who always thinks outside the box) showed up in his pumpkin π all silver and hi-tech looking. He didn't win...that honor went to Leo Swimimer for the 5th or maybe 6th time in a row!, but Bob still did well.
And while we were chatting after the race, he shared this recipe he got from Andrew Dill, the "Pumpkin Chef" .
So, when you're done making pumpkin pies, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin....whatever, you really should try it out. This batch didn't last very long at my house.
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