Pumpkin picking for the upcoming recipe

Every year on East Coast, before the beach chairs, beach balls, and swimming suits are not fully emptied from the store shelves, I start seeing fall themed items start appearing on store shelves. This year I noticed apple cider sales in the stores to appear first. Then came apple pies and other items related to apples.

After a little while along with the apple theme, came pumpkin theme. Pumpkin theme is even more popular than apple theme. Pumpkin coffee, pumpkin baked goods, pumpkin scented candles, and bunch of other pumpkin flavored, infused, rubbed, brushed,  painted, and scented things.

Hey, I am not complaining. I fell in love with everything pumpkin infused items just as much as most people in America. I gotta admit that each year the retailers get more and more inventive and that is even a better excuse to indulge in things with pumpkin.

Today I took a trip to a farm to pick a pumpkin for the next recipe. Also I figured this trip would be a good activity to do with my kids. I am sure the kids will enjoy carving a pumpkin with me and I will use the rest of the pumpkin instead of throwing it out. So, the next post hopefully, will be about a Central Asian baked mini pies stuffed with pumpkins. For now, I would like to share the pictures from the farm trip.

Alima xoxo

I have been told these apples are called Cameo apples. I have never heard of them before, however, they tasted delicious. They were pretty crunchy and tasted like the cross between granny smith and gala apples, sweet and sour and juicy.

This pumpkin looked like a cross between a pumpkin and a gourd. Is it even possible?

These are gourds, another example of beautiful fall colors. They are so Gourd-geous!

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