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That'sa spicy pumpkin!
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Did Austin finally dip below 90?
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MWChapel wrote:
CrankyPants wrote:
Did Austin finally dip below 90?
It's 67F right now....Brrrrr. Winter!
My heater is running to get my house back up to 90F...
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Pumpkin Spice was the least known Spice Girl, since she could only tour between October and December.
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Pumpkin Spices:

Cinnamon
Nutmeg
Cloves

I use cinnamon year round. I put nutmeg in many things, year round.
I try to use cloves whenever I think I can get away with it, but it is usually pumpkin based.

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I would buy lifesavers again if they still made them. Maybe they do.
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Time for mulled wine and cider.

MABBY put cardamom pods and star anise on your shopping list too.



I have some very esspensive Kirchwasser I've been waiting to try out in respiking Glühwein.

Also...best garage sale find ever...got an unopened bottle of Williams Birnenbrand....(Pear Brandy) at my neighbors garage sale for $1...they bought it on vacation in Germany in 1986....shit is like $65 a bottle

My recipe:

Start with a nice big pot and

2 big bottles of cheapish red wine...some sort of merlot..the heavier the better
1/2+ C honey depending on the wine
1/2+ C sugar depending on the wine
cup cherry juice (optional) I like to use the concentrate
Whole cloves
1 orange quartered
1 pear quartered and seeded
1 apple quartered and seeded
Allspice berries
teaspoon ground ginger (optional)
scored Nutmeg pods
scored Cardamom pods
some Cinnamon sticks
Serbian Plum brain solvent....or regular brandy

After you quarter your fruit stuff 4-8 cloves in each piece and float in the pot, if all you can find is dried powdered spices mix your allspice, ginger and nutmeg in some brandy before putting it in the pot. Put in everything else. Don't ever let it boil. Add sugar and honey to taste. Sometimes I use all oranges but you can mix or omit any of the large fruit. Right before serving add a nice fat ass helping of brandy to the pot.

Works great for cider to...just omit the extra sugar but add more brandy.
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MABBY wrote:


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I would buy lifesavers again if they still made them. Maybe they do.

GAH!!!!!!!!
REALLY?!?!?!?!!!? I would associate that with ham. Ham flavored lifesavers. shudder.

I was looking for lifesavers recently, you can't just go in a store and buy flavors of them like you used to. You have to buy a multipack.
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Phil of Mars wrote:
MABBY wrote:


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I would buy lifesavers again if they still made them. Maybe they do.

GAH!!!!!!!!
REALLY?!?!?!?!!!? I would associate that with ham. Ham flavored lifesavers. shudder.
Clove Lifesavers? Ha. That's nothing. Those wacky Aussies have musk Lifesavers. They taste like Dad's 30 year old bottle of Old Spice.

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jakobcreutzfeldt wrote:
Phil of Mars wrote:
MABBY wrote:


Remember these?



I would buy lifesavers again if they still made them. Maybe they do.

GAH!!!!!!!!
REALLY?!?!?!?!!!? I would associate that with ham. Ham flavored lifesavers. shudder.
Clove Lifesavers? Ha. That's nothing. Those wacky Aussies have musk Lifesavers. They taste like Dad's 30 year old bottle of Old Spice.

I had no idea they were peculiarly Aussie.
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braveheart101 wrote:
It's even starting to look like fall out where I live.

 
Hah! You should hang out in my back yard if you want to see fall:

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Bout knocked myself out getting my fireplace tools from the back of the garage.
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I am not sure if you like the "Nostalgia Critic" or not... but his current episode on The Shining Mini Series has jokes about pumpkin spicing everything...

...including pumpkin spice guacamole.

Me? I hate the pumpkin stuff.

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another favorite fall drink of mine is Apfelkorn and Barenjager half and half
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We don't really do the pumpkins thing over here, but I'm going start on the mulled wine this weekend.
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I hate halloween. All those stupid pumpkins everywhere. It's been dying down quite a bit after the initial import wave 15 or so years ago. thankfully. I remember being invited to our neighbors on evening and they made Bratwurst. I was all: Oh yeah! Then I took a bite and realized it was some weird Pumpkin Bratwurst. WHY? Why would you bastardize somehing like that with nasty pumpkin pieces?

It was years later when I finally managed to taste some good pumpkin food.
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I'm looking forward to some pumpkin soup, all though that has little to do with the "pumpkin spice" flavor that's used everywhere. Toss some sour cream and bacon on top and you're good to go.

Liquor-wise, I just picked up something called ratafia from northern Catalonia which turns out to be pretty great and autumn-like. It's made from herbs and nuts and it tastes like Jaegermeister if Jaegermeister were a bit nuttier and didn't have that hint of last night's vomit. I'm looking forward to imbibing it regularly over the coming weeks.
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