As the leaves turn brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow, and the air becomes crisper, it’s a clear sign that fall has arrived. With the change in seasons comes a whole new world of flavors and spices that can transform your culinary experience. When we think of “spices,” we may just think of pumpkin and apple spices. However, there is a whole lot more out there. Let’s take a look at some useful spices this fall season, and a recipe to go along with each one!
There is no doubt that pumpkin spice is a key scent of fall. Everywhere you look, there is pumpkin spice everything! Did you know that pumpkin spice is actually a mixture of different spices including cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and clove? There is no pumpkin in pumpkin spice! Be sure to check out our pumpkin spice candles!
Recipe: Maple-Pumpkin Cold Brew
Allspice is a unique and versatile spice that is derived from the dried unripe berries of the Pimenta dioica plant, which is native to the Caribbean and Central America. The name “allspice” is attributed to its complex flavor, which is a combination of various other spices, including cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, resulting in a well-rounded and distinct taste.
Recipe: Butternut Squash Bisque
Cumin is a very popular spice used in soups and stews, and derives from the plant Cuminum cyminum. This spice is widely used in India, Latin America, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Recipe: Jalapeño, Chicken & Pumpkin Soup