Food for Thought: Pumpkins


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.

Pumpkin - Double Knotted Apron

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