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The Return of the Blue Pumpkins

I used to be able to only find these beauties at farmer's markets but I spotted these at the local HEB
A few years ago I had my first encounter with Blue Pumpkins (as seen here) and I was thrilled to think I could have coastal blue touches to my fall decor.  Mind you this is probably the extent of my fall decor but still, I try. :)
For you adventurous culinary types, there are some blue pumpkin recipes here. I personally would not mind a bowl of Pumpkin and Honey Crisp Apple Soup with Gorgonzola and Toasted Walnuts (recipe here) but I'll probably settle for some butternut squash soup that I can find at the supermarket.  I'll take bits of fall where I can get it.  I do have plans to bake a pie but I have to work up to it, since I've never done it.  In case you are new to the blog, I have only recently become a cook since I am currently homeschooling my chihuahuas.
Third image is mine and tablescapes were found on Williams Sonoma Blog : The Blender
I don't know where we will be for Thanksgiving this year, but wouldn't this be a lovely table for the celebration?  
What are some of your favorite things about fall?


anita said...

I'm a lover of october too laura:)
two of my daughter's and a gkiddo have oct bdays, the first pumpkin latte is always today, and a fall orchid to follow. in Florida it starts to be no e weather again, even thou slowly!

Nicolle said...

I just love you and you made me smile about homeschooling your chihuahuas. You are such a good mama to them! :) You know I adore those blue pumpkins. I like fall and all of the decor, but I try not to be too traditional, so I love the blue twist. I hope you make the pie! I have never made one from scratch. Making the dough scares me, but I bet it's fun.

Fall is such a short time frame here, as you are coming to know, but I love having the windows open, and the different foods, and of course the break from the oven hot heat.


Nadine said...

Blue pumpkins! I am in love, thanks for sharing. We live near the sea, so what a neat way to decorate around here for fall. Happy October, love reading your blog by the way.


Odyssey Home said...

I remember seeing the pretty blue pumpkins on your blog before; first time I'd heard of them.
I just love the idea of fall (and my 30+ year old memories of real fall) in general.
Good luck with the homeschooling. ;)

beachcomber said...

i love the colours in your pumpkins & the tablescapes are gorgeous!

Heather said...

In Australia all we have is blue pumpkins, I wouldn't even know where to get an orange one!