Check out those pumpkins!
They say we don’t really appreciate what we have until we lose it! Perhaps at the season when earth sheds the last of it’s old leaves, during which time we are unwinding from the abundant summer, from all the joy of vacations, gatherings, parties… we start to realise we have a long winter ahead. Perhaps during this time we reflect on all that we had and feel very thankful. Looking to what earth has to offer us now that the light summer days are behind us, and reflecting on how it continues to nurture us even in its coldest days. Perhaps that inspired our autumn feel of thankfulness.
Autumn is a beautiful season, a season where everything takes more earthy tones. The food becomes richer, the flavours deeper, the summer dried spices are ready to ground and the tubers are ready for roasting. Check out those pumpkins, those larger than life hard exteriors with fleshy interiors that only need a bit of warmth to soften up giving us the mushiest, sweetest and most vibrantly orange puree to use as we please. Unless we stop for a moment and really appreciate the gifts we are given, we won’t see the most beautiful and delicious creation ever, we only see another pumpkin pie!
This right here is an autumn classic, but it would have never become the classic that is, had no one ever stopped to give it this kind of attention.