Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Pining for Pumpkins

Just minutes into the first day of October and I'm already pining for pumpkins. When it comes to food, I think fall is truly the most romantic time of year. Sure summer has ripe veggies and berries, grilled things and cool drinks. But it's too damn hot to cook. Autumn invites butternut squash soups, a cup of hot apple cider in your mitts, baked apple crisps, and all the bounty of the harvest.

I hope to get out to a U-Pick farm this fall, because there's something satisfying about "harvesting" your own food, but at the very least I will waltz down to the local green market for some pumpkins and cider over the coming weeks. And when I do, I am armed with four delicious pumpkin recipes from Readymade.

Of course I can probably find versions of these pumpkin-y consumables ready-made for me at the market, leaving me more time for sipping cider and catching up on another fine thing that's returned for the fall season -- Gossip Girl.


Rogue Designs said...

Fall is totally pumpkin spice latte season.
Or pumpkin spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. One batch down this season, one more to make tonight. . .

Shredder said...

Oh yes. I had my inaugural pumpkin spice latte for the season this week!

Send me your pumpkin spice cupcake recipe.