pumpkin spice

Pumpkin spice and all things nice

The taste of anything pumpkin related is usually a reminder of cosy family Christmases and relaxing times when you weren’t the one slaving away over the holiday dinner. A recent trend promises to deliver that feeling without a single pumpkin in sight – pumpkin spice. Using a mix of the same spices from many traditional recipes in fancy lattes or desserts has become a popular way of bringing the holiday feeling into your daily routine, and now you can make your own pumpkin spice in less than 2 minutes.

Mix together 4 teaspoons cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ginger, 2 teaspoons nutmeg and 1 teaspoons cloves, and store in an airtight container. This mix can be added to coffees, whipped cream, roasted veggies or used to make candied nuts. You can even put it on popcorn for a family Christmas movie night.

If the idea of millennials throwing a strange mix of spices into everything they drink or eat over the holidays scares you, there is nothing wrong with sticking to the tried and tested classic, pumpkin pie.

The Gardener