As autumn sets in properly, I spend my days looking forward to Halloween. Wanna know why?
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere – in a very good way. In all their delicious orange, rich flavoured goodness. And I get an excuse to indulge in eating them, in drooling over recipe books and fab food blogs and in planning my extensive pumpkin centred menus (at least in my head anyway).
I start my marathon pumpkin madness by whisking up a nice big batch of pumpkin pie spice. It smells gorgeous as I am making it up which leads me to the next step – a pumpkin pie smoothie. Not that I am a little bit obsessive or anything. No, no, no.
This pumpkin spice is one of my pantry staple spice mixes and actually goes in more than just pumpkin pie and smoothies. Stews, cookies, muffins, pancakes, roasted vegetables have all featured it.
OK people, hold me back from dreaming of my next pumpkin recipe. At least till the next post.
So what is your autumn obsession?
The first recipe in my pantry staple spotlight on pumpkins. Please check the others out.
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Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 4 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 4 tsp ground ginger
- 4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1 1/2 tsp ground all spice
- Combine all the ingredients together and store in an air tight container.