Oh it’s the season for pumpkins! It’s the time of year when we indulge in savory deliciousness and break out those spices that warm us on the inside. As we move into chillier weather, there’s nothing like those spices that are warm, soothing and has tons of health benefits as well. And they all blend well with pumpkins.
My tribe, the people I’m most associated with…my family, prefer sweet potatoes over pumpkin. But when prepared in a delicious savory manner, pumpkins are aboslutely delicious.
I prefer my pumpkins savory and my sweet potatoes, well you know… sweet. After all, pumpkins are a squash. But they make great pies too!
You’ll find that the smaller pumpkins, known as Sugar Pumpkins or (pie pumpkins) have a sweeter taste than the larger pumpkins. I’m not a fan of canned pumpkin, but you’ll find yourself buying just that if you wait too long into the season to purchase fresh pumpkins.
When you see these sweet little babies hit the market, purchase them then. The sooner the better. I found myself hunting for them after halloween. That’s the best time to grab them.
Oh wait! I bet you’re wondering if they will go bad before you get around to using them. Of course they will. But I’ll post a blog to tell you all about making your own pumpkin puree and storing it in the freezer until you’re ready to make some delicious baked goods.
I just love the colors orange and rust and burgundy during this fall season. It doesn’t last long though. I’m already seeing Christmas. Oh my! Better get baking on my pumpkins!
But here in my city, it takes a while for the cooler season to blow in, keeping everyone anticipating that brisk cool air, that may be why our fall season seem so short lived.
I’ll be posting a few of my favorite pumpkin recipes so stay tuned!