Around this time of year, pumpkins begin to appear in the food stores and other places for Halloween. I love to eat squash and pumpkins are just another variety of squash, actually Cucurbita pepo. There are few other varieties but the orange ones shown above are the ones most commonly associated with the holiday. From my perspective, using pumpkins for decoration and then throwing them away is a loss of perfectly good food. I would rather eat them than carve them.