It’s fall and it’s time for Pumpkin everything! From Pumpkin Spiced Lattes to Pumpkin cake there are so many amazing and healthy recipes you can make. Today I am sharing with you about how to incorporate Fall Spices in your daily life plus a super easy and amazing Pumpkin Vanilla Expresso recipe that will satisfy all of your fall drink needs!
What exactly are the fall spices?
Fall spice flavors may be the most well loved because of the wonderful memories of home and holidays their scents bring to mind. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cardamom, coriander and others blend in perfect complement with each other. They create layers of both smell and taste in pies, cakes, or even steamed on the stove. Creating your own spice blends can be a journey of flavors and save money over store bought brands too.
How do you use fall spices?
Uses for custom spices go beyond flavoring a soup, oil, vegetable dish or tea. Specially tailored spice blends rubbed on meat and allowed to marinate are divine. Reach for your own blend to perk up an apple crisp or pumpkin pie, spice a cake, bolster bread, brownies or even carefully nestle away in a lingerie drawer. Try simmering your favorite blend on the stove before guests arrive and welcome them with wonderful aromas.
Handmade spice blends can replace the store bought brands and make wonderful holiday or hostess gifts. You can tweak these blends specifically to your taste and develop your own signature flavors. For gifts, deliver them stored in attractive containers with a few recipe cards featuring your blend and maybe a sample product ready to serve.
How do you blend fall spices?
You may buy your spices already ground, or opt to grind them yourself from seeds, pods and sticks. A clean coffee grinder, or mortar and pestle is best for this task. Either of these utensils are available in most department stores or culinary shops. The flavors and aromas of fresh ground spices will come alive in ways that pre-ground cannot match. Remember that fresh ground spices will be a bit stronger so you may wish to adjust the amounts accordingly.
Today I have a yummy way to add a little fall flavor to your coffee. Enjoy!
What is your favorite fall spice?