Fall is here, which means it’s time to ditch the grill and say hello to Autumn flavors. When we think of this season our minds usually jump to pumpkin spice. We're here to expand your views on different flavors to allow for innovative foods and drinks.
Before We Say Goodbye to Everything Pumpkin
Pumpkin spice rose in popularity 20 years ago when Starbucks introduced their Pumpkin Spice Latte. Here are several pumpkin recipes that we enjoy every year. First, a pumpkin spice latte recipe you can make right from your own kitchen. Try our Black Forge Coffee sold in store or online when creating this recipe. The second pumpkin recipe is a favorite from our summer intern, Julia. Her mom has been making pumpkin chocolate chip cookies for as long as she can remember. This recipe is slightly more complicated than the first, but Julia promise it is well worth it. One way to enhance this recipe would be to try replacing the chocolate chips with pieces of Fat Cats Espresso Yourself Bar.
Unique Autumn Flavors
New Fall flavors are kicking into full gear. These include salted maple, pear, chai, cranberries, and caramel to name a few. According to Michele Ferguson from Webstaurante Store, there are many other classic flavors that can get us into the spirit of this season. We have done some research and found some interesting new recipes that highlight these signature flavors. Some of which include roasted pear and cranberry brussel sprouts, autumn pear salad, and maple pecan fudge. We carry many ingredients that can be used in all of these recipes including our Pittsburgh Honey, Himalayan Salt and Peppercorn Gift Pack, Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and our Roseum Maple Syrup.
A lot of things change with the seasons. Our wardrobe, our food, and yes, our wine! Here are some wines that can help us fall even more in love with the season. Tempranillo is a Spanish wine with aromas that range from clove to cinnamon and nutmeg. The perfect flavors to bring us into the spirit. Usually red wine is associated with this season, but there are white wines that can give us the same effect. Chenin Blanc is a white wine aged in oak and is similar to Chardonnay. A perfect pair for your Thanksgiving dinner!