Food for Thought: Pumpkins

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Ah, the pumpkin – a humble, orangey member of the squash family. You know fall has arrived when the word PUMPKIN is blasted everywhere and is added to everything from lattes to donuts, donuts to patches and patches to carving kits. Fall is by far my favorite time of the year and yes… I openly admit I am one of those girls who LOVES pumpkin-spiced lattes, pumpkin flavored donuts, pumpkin patches and pumpkin carving kits.

I become extremely giddy inside when my lips touch the frothy foam of a warm cup of pumpkin-spiced latte and the smell lingers in my car for the next few hours. In honor of the great pumpkin (It’s the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown… kidding) I am posting my latest research page from my Food for Thought journal. Man oh man was it an interesting topic to look up.

Also, in the spirit of cooking and baking for the upcoming months I am sharing this great article about All of the Things you can Make With a can of Pumpkin! This Huffington Post page lists more than 24 yummy recipes you can whip up with a can of pumpkin as your muse.

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Enjoy the history lesson and go make something pumpkin-y!

xo-M

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Food for Thought: Cloves

Since Fall has officially started, I have researched a few of my favorite fall ingredients to add to my Food for Thought journal. The next few posts will be about these ingredients starting with cloves.

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Did you know that cloves were once used as painkillers for tooth aches and tummy aches? Keep reading to learn even more about this great smelling and tasty stem.

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Now that you know all about cloves and where they come from and why they are so aromatic, you will be ready to whip up those pumpkin pies and apple cider over the next few weeks to share with loved ones!

xo – M

New Series: Food for Thought

Food for Thought is a new category I am starting on my blog. A few weeks ago I bought a sketch journal for drawings and I decided to turn it into a culinary experience. This journal will serve as an outlet and learning center for all things food. I plan to research individual foods that make up some of the most important ingredients to dishes and some of the ingredients we take for granted. The first two I researched and journaled were garlic and onion. This journal and now blog category is dedicated to my passion for cooking and desire to learn more about the culinary world. I hope you enjoy the little tidbits and facts from each post.

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