It’s ubiquitous at this time of year – you’ll see and taste and smell it absolutely everywhere. It shows up as home and table décor… in recipes scattered throughout Pinterest… carved into spooky designs, lit from inside, and set on the front porch… baked into pies and served with whipped cream… in seed form, roasted and salted… as a candle fragrance… even in your Starbucks fancy coffee drink.
It may be an autumnal cliché, but I adore pumpkin. Something utterly magical happens when you spice it with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg and bake it into a pie. The fragrance is warm and mouth-watering, the texture is creamy and smooth, and the taste… the taste is pure heaven – sweet and spicy, rich and decadent.
Pumpkin pie is a seasonal signpost reminding us that fall is here in all its red and orange and gold glory. It’s the perfect finish to a delicious, turkey-with-all-the-trimmings Thanksgiving dinner. It’s home and family, comfort and warmth.
Pumpkin pie is the flavour of my autumn.
Inspired by NaBloPoMo writing prompt for Wednesday, October 2, 2013:
What is your favourite autumnal flavour?