MORNINGS are getting darker, leaves are beginning to fall off trees, and there's a chill in the air - autumn is definitely arriving.

That means that pumpkins will soon be hitting shelves in shops across Hampshire and while many use them to make lanterns or soup, there are other options available.

Steve Smith, head chef at Bohemia, says bland options should be banished in favour of better recipes.

Scroll through the gallery above to see some alternative ideas.