House-Made Pumpkin Pie at Grubstake

I Love Pumpkins | December 14, 2008

Do you need a little Christmas? Right this very minute? Try Grubstake, an urban diner that’s decorated to the hilt for the holidays. They make their own pumpkin pie. What a charm! They call it “house-made” and for $4.25 the pie is pretty damn good.
Grubstake must be the cutest diner West of New Jersey, especially at Christmas [...]

What happens to a dream deferred?

I Love Pumpkins | November 30, 2008

Back on the East Coast last week, I was able to find Coffeemate’s fantastic Pumpkin Spice creamer, which just isn’t available anywhere in the Bay Area this year! Wishes fulfilled.
Remember the article about Pumpkinzing Your Coffee? Coffeemate won hands-down versus International Delight. If you can find Coffeemate’s Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer where you live, you may [...]

Pumpkinize Your Coffee: Coffeemate vs. Int’l Delight

I Love Pumpkins | November 17, 2008

It takes a lot of International Delight to deliver creamy satisfaction in your coffee. When you get there, you’ll discover an emphasis on spice. Their Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer tastes mostly like cinnamon. It’s pretty good, but the packaging delivers more pumpkin satisfaction than creamer itself.
I strongly prefer Coffee-mate’s Pumpkin Spice creamer. It turns your coffee into a simulacra of Pumpkin Pie. [...]

Ready for Thanksgiving?

I Love Pumpkins | November 16, 2008

Ready or not, Thanksgiving is just two weeks away! 
Quantitative studies show that both average and above-average Americans see strong psychological ties between Pumpkins and Thanksgiving. “Family Feud” and other free-association games further corroborate this. ”Survey Says” that Pumpkin Pie is #2 right after Turkey. Who’s surprised??
But these strong associations can cause stress and anxiety for many chefs and non-chefs alike. An existential question looms: should you make [...]

EAT IT UP! Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival

I Love Pumpkins | October 28, 2008

There was a plethora of pumpkin tastes at the 2008 Half Moon Bay Arts & Pumpkin Festival. But believe it or not, the longest line at any food stand was the line for… Troop 263 BSA French Fries! 
Don’t forget to also read about Pumpkin Festival Fashion and Pumpkin Festival Fights.


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