Cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. These are the spices that are used to make a pumpkin pie. As a baker for half my life I have made many pumpkin pies and mmmmm they can be tasty.
Then one year a popular coffee shop came up with the idea to flavor its beverage with these common spices and sell it to the general, unawares public.
Of course that was not the end of it all. Other popular coffee shops started selling a pumpkin flavored coffee as well.
What would you expect next. Exactly now you can buy bags of coffee so that you can now brew your own delicious pumpkin spiced coffee at home.
Next thing you know there are creamers that you can add to your ho hum coffee to spice it up.
I think that the pumpkin spice craze has reached insane levels. Everything can be bought with pumpkin spice flavor added to it. I reached the conclusion that this fascination with pumpkin spice has reached epic proportions today when I was at one of my customers and she had Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses sitting on a table.
Keep an eye on the sky for the falling pumpkins.
It started simply enough. Saturdays were becoming a little boring to me. I was feeling a maybe a little bit of weekend cabin fever. So my simple solution was to get in my car and drive. I had no plans, I had no destinations in mind and I had nothing that had to be done on the weekends for the most part.
This started in the early spring of 2012, Out in the morning with just my phones GPS on following my nose. On the road for until I felt like heading home. At first it was just random driving taking random turn based on random events like going the opposite direction as the guy in front of me.
I live on the Massachusetts New Hampshire border driving in New Hampshire is always enjoyable to me. This has made New Hampshire my main driving area. I eventually started just following some of the more rural numbered highways in New Hampshire, most of them from their starting point to their ending point. I have found this driving to be very enjoyable and still continue this to this day.