Most of what I am reading these days is political in nature, even when I try to limit my political intake. And, though, the polls lead me to be optimistic, I do not want to get my hopes up to high before Nov. 8. As anyone who wanders through these musings will be aware my political leanings are definitely leftward.
So...In order to push my thoughts in another direction, I found today’s "A Cook's Garden" an informative read. What with the history of Halloween and jack-o'-lanterns and pumpkin pies and soups, Barbara Damrosch manages to capture my interest in a subject I didn't expect to find interesting...And she starts out this way...
"A big red pumpkin sits on my kitchen counter, the color of the sun when it is just about to set. It lights up the whole room. About 15 inches across, with a flattened shape, its name is Rouge Vif d'Etampes, a French heirloom introduced by Burpee in 1883. I will be enjoying it long after Halloween, but right now it is part of the celebration."
All Hail the Great Pumpkin - washingtonpost.com
Oh well…gotta run. Work calls.
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The mighty hunter...