Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pumpkin Spice

This year I won't be celebrating Thanksgiving the traditional way, because over here is not a celebration but I'll mix some of it into my weekend. The one thing I'm missing is my pumpkin spice latte, as it is a traditional thing of the north people over here have not acquired a taste for it.

Pumpkin spice was introduced into traditions when cinnamon was used to add flavor during the winter months to pumpkin, who had a bitter taste when eaten by itself by the ancient merchants of the East.

This mix of spice was fully integrated into tradition when the Pilgrims brought all the spices from Europe into the new world and it was fully features in Thanksgiving celebrations on the 19th century.

Today, we have adapted it into everything from cipcakes to beverages all the way to add flavor to savory dishes. Hope those who are celebrating Thanksgiving this week are taking it slowly and if you´'re traveling be safe!

Have a great day!


  1. Would I be able to find Pumpkin spice over here? Surely there must be some place in London? I've seen and heard so much about it this year (thanks Pinterest!!!) that I'm really curious now. Hope you'll still manage to enjoy some Thanksgiving celebrations xo

  2. So interesting! I had no clue the history behind it. I love these informative posts. Great dinner table conversations!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving my friend, even if you won't be celebrating here with us.

  4. Pumpkin is one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving! Oh, the PIES! :)

    PS- now following you via twitter, doll. Feel free to follow me back: @ashley_white


  5. Gorgeous...I love the spice :)) I don't celebrate Thanksgiving the same since I moved to the UK, but I do love making a dinner for it, just call it a Harvest Dinner & give Thanks :)) I can almost smell the spice with these pictures, so warm and lovely!! I hope you have a great time, whatever you may do!!


    La Femme Nouvelle

  6. I can smell pumpkin spice through these beautiful images! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Will you be in CR?

  7. As soon as pumpkin spice rears its delicious little head, you know Thanksgiving is around the corner! Love the images, they are tempting me to whip up a little pumpkin spice infused dessert tonight!!

  8. mmm pumpkin spice. i really enjoy it in all foods and drinks esp cakes and lattes.

  9. I don't really like to eat or drink anything with pumpkin spices but I really love the smell. It means winter is almost here!

  10. Thanks for the history lesson. And now if you'll excuse me, I am going to make that delicious looking cake! Happy Thanksgiving! xo style, she wrote

  11. this post has me so ready for the holidays!