Wednesday, October 13, 2010
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Let's face it... the pumpkin thing every year gets a little old. Pumpkin pie gets done to death and when people run out of the old standbys they start making stuff that just shouldn't exist... pumpkin ice-cream, pumpkin candy, chocolate pumpkin cupcakes... well, you name it and someone out there is putting pumpkin in it from September to November.
Personally, I'm not a big fan of pumpkin except as a Jack O'Lantern. My Autumn favorites tend to be crisp mountain apples and their progeny such as apple cider. In fact, when I was a kid we'd drive up into the Blue Ridge Mountains to see the leaves changing colors. While up there we'd always stop at a roadside stand where mountain folks were selling their home pressed cider. They'd keep it cold by floating the jugs in a mountain stream. It was the best stuff imaginable and I'd love to have some fresh cider to incorporate in my recipes this year. As it is, I have to use store bought out here in the desert.
Still, apples and spices signal Fall to me much more than pumpkin. So, I have taken a pledge that in 2010 I will not succumb to the Foodie Blogger virus and throw pumpkin into every last dish I make. In fact, I pledge that I will NOT cook any dish this Autumn that contains pumpkin! Instead, I will focus on other, much less appreciated Autumn fare.
So, if you're sick to death of eating pumpkin in everything you put in your mouth, join us here at Sugar Pies for a Pumpkin Free 2010!