• Kids Corner

    Shopping with Kids is never an easy feat, no matter how hard you try at least one of these things will inevitably happen They will scream They will fight They will ask for stuff you don’t want to buy They will always need to go to the toilet at the most inconvenience time   Here … Continued

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  • Pear Crumble

    We have the most delicious Taylors Gold pears direct form the grower at the moment at an incredible price so why not make the most of them with this warming Pear crumble recipe INGREDIENTS 5 Taylor’s Gold Pears 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 70 g butter … Continued

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  • Show Us Some Love

    We have been entered into the NZ Retail awards this year for the Customer Experience Award and the People’s Choice award. At the Funky Pumpkin, we have a huge focus on customer experience, we know that you guys choose to shop with us over the supermarket and we thank you for your choice. Seriously we … Continued

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  • Kumara, Potato & Leek Gratin

    With the weather getting colder and the price falling on your winter veg its a great opportunity to make some good old fashioned comfort food. What better way to do it than with this super easy recipie for Kumara, Leek and Potato Gratin.  Ingredients 2 Large Potatoes peeled and Thinly Sliced 2 Large Kumara peeled … Continued

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  • Pumpkin and Chicken Curry

    So you have a beautiful pumpkin from your friends at the funky pumpkin, the question is now what to do with it. Here a recipe the boss made earlier in the week using a Butternut pumpkin. Ingredients: 500g Skinless Chicken cut into chunks(breast or thigh) 3 cups Pumpkin peeled and cubed 1 onion peeled and … Continued

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  • Basil Pesto

    Basil pesto makes a perfect salad dressing, dip or pasta sauce and is super easy to make. Basil tends to grow fast at this time of year so making pesto is a great way to use up extra you might have in the garden or get the most out of a super Basil special at … Continued

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  • A Christmas Poem

    Twas the Weekend Before Christmas and all through the store we had Cherries and Berries and Veggies galore the weather was rubbish but we didn’t mind cos we’ve got the best produce that you can find. The Carrots are colourful the Avo’s are cheap The Radishes ravishing the Blueberries sweet. With Cherries a plenty the … Continued

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  • Whats on the Christmas Table?

    Sometimes its hard to find inspiration for the Christmas feast. Even harder to find simple but impressive ideas. Here at the Funky Pumpkin we like to help so we have added some Ideas for the feast table Salad Christmas Wreath Here is an easy idea using Cherry Tomatoes, Mozerella Balls, a balsamic glaze and some … Continued

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  • The Kiwi Christmas

    Well it seems we are now well into the silly season and the rush is on to get organised for the big day. There really are no hard and fast rules now when it comes to what to serve for Christmas in New Zealand. While it’s nice to do the big christmas dinner it is … Continued

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  • Summer Berries and the arrival of Cherries

    The Summer fruit season is officially underway with the arrival of Cherries in the store yesterday. They are an early variety called Earlise and are a soft but flavoursome fruit. Strawberries have been on the go for a few weeks now and we have generally been running two lines in store. One a smaller grade … Continued

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