What is it about pumpkins? I always have loved pumpkins and without them it wouldn't make the autumn complete. They and the foliage add so much. And the smells of such spices as all spice, clove, star anise, nutmeg and cinnamon sticks, along with a nice dose of bourbon, when I make my mulled cider. I love nothing more than at a farmers market seeing the tons of pumpkin variety all stacked in bins. Pumpkin spice lattes may have dominated autumnal seasons every year for over a decade or more now, but actual pumpkins have been on the earth for a whopping 5,000 years, and there is so much more to the fruit then it's contribution to Starbucks. I'm not to much into pumpkin in everything...pumpkin scented paper towel's, really....but I do like a nice pumpkin spice soup I make, in addition to Butternut Squash soup, which I made this weekend for dinner with the Lumbersexual. A lady at the market makes the best, to die for pumpkin Belgian waffles. OMG!!!! The word pumpkin showed up for the first time in the fairy tale Cinderella. Pumpkins are grown on every continent except Antarctica. The original Jack o' lanterns were made with turnips and potatoes by the Irish. Each pumpkin has about 500 seeds. Pumpkins are technically fruits, more specifically, they are winter squash in the family which includes cucumbers and melons. Pumpkins are 90% water, which makes them a low calorie food. Now there are a few facts for you all. Is there any pumpkin foods you like to enjoy for the season?
Happy autumnal Monday all!