Pump It Up!


Living in Southern California where it’s consistently 78-90 degrees at the end of summer, there’s really only one way to know that fall has arrived.


Trader Joe’s




Yep, it’s time to get pumped up over pumpkin! And to be honest, I have mixed feelings about it. Some of it and I enjoy, while some of it…


…I mean, are pumpkin kale chips really necessary?

And check out this list from the Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer where I checked off everything having to do with pumpkin. Right down to the body butter and dog biscuits.



What? No pumpkin wine or beer?

Oh, here they are!


Of all the ways to eat pumpkin, my favorite is my home made pumpkin pie, which is really all about the spices. I add cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice and ginger. Guess you could call it my Thanksgiving five spice pie.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some groceries to put away.