Fall, officially began almost six weeks ago. But we have had the best and most moderate weather so far. However, the weather forecast does show that we will be seeing sudden drop in temperatures over the weekend. Fall is a magical time of the year when lush green trees suddenly change colors and it and it appears like the entire landscape has been painted with an array of diferent colors. Then, the leaves begin to fall and the trees stand without a leaf all winter long before Spring comes in. While all those changes are happening in the weather, people remain indoors more and the outdoor activities get reduced due to shorter and colder days. I take this as an opportunity to cook up some magic inside the kitchen to warm up the cockles of my family's and friends' heart.
Lately, I have been so impressed by the good old pumpkin after reading these following hadith, and I am trying to cook more with pupmkins.
"The Holy Prophet (saw), amongst all other foods, liked pumpkin. (Tirmidhi)
Abu’l-Hasan bin Dahhaq narrated from Aisha (ra) that Rasulullah (saw) said: “Ya Aisha, when you cook, add pumpkins abundantly. Because it strengthens the heart.
Today, I am going to share with you a spice that can be used to make stuff with or without the pumpkin., the Pumpkin Pie Spice. The Pumpkin Pie Spice is an ingredient used in making the popular Pumpkin Pie in North America and is eaten during Fall and early Winter. It is a powdered blend of sweet smelling "warm spices", that are guarunteed to This spice blend can be used in making just the "pumpkin pie" but many different things. You may add it to milk shakes, oatmeal, chai latte, waffles, cakes and.... you can let your imagination go wild to come up with possibilities.
Cinnamon(powdered) 4 tsps
Dried Ginger(powdered) -2 tsps
Cloves(powdered) -1 tsp
Nutmeg(powdered) -1/2 tsp
Mace(powdered) 1/2 tsp
1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl well and store it in a airtight container.
- Pound the spices coarsely in a grinding stone before grinding it in a coffee grinder.
- Use a tiny amount each time as a small amount ges a long way.