Five hundred and seventy


I am sipping my homemade pumpkin-spiced latte (recipe here), listening to Edith Piaf, with a disaster of a kitchen around me.  I have spent the day baking.  I’ve heard many people are sick of hearing about “pumpkin-spiced” things.  If you are one of those people, don’t read any further.  The following paragraph is full of the virtues of pumpkins, baking pumpkin-spiced goodies, drinking pumpkin-spiced beverages, and generally enjoying pumpkins.  How can you not like the bright orange globes?  Even if you don’t like the flavour, they are pretty to look at and make great centrepieces.  They are great for baking everything from pies to cakes to cookies.  I even found a recipe for a vegan macaroni and cheese that uses pumpkin.  The seeds are delicious roasted, plus they are so fun to carve for Hallowe’en.  And what little girl didn’t wish a fairy godmother would come and turn a pumpkin into a carriage for her like Cinderella?  To all you pumpkin-haters out there, I stick my tongue out at you!  (Yes, I know, very mature.)  You only have to put up with pumpkin-spiced things for a couple of months.  Deal with it and stop your whining!

My mouth is watering thinking about the Pumpkin Pie Brownie ‘Cupcakes’ (recipe here) I get to devour shortly!  Mmmmm.  I’ve taken a few photos that I’ve included below.   I got the recipes from my favourite recipe site:

Pumpkin Pie Brownie ‘Cupcake’

Pumpkin Spice Latte

A silly photo of me trying to take a photo of myself baking!

5 thoughts on “Five hundred and seventy

  1. I wish the seasonal change were more evident here in Florida, that it would inspire such fun as pumpkin brownies and spiced latte drinks. It hits the low 80’s this week and people are breaking out sweatshirts and talking about how Fall is in the air – we like to imagine at least.

    I never me a pumpkin I didn’t like. 🙂

    • It’s getting pretty cold here – and rainy today! But I do love the fact that we get four seasons. Ask me that in a couple of months, though, in the middle of winter, and I’ll be wanting to go live in Florida!

      You could probably still do pumpkin baking, although it might not have the same charm.

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