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Never Too Early for Pumpkin Muffins

It’s only seventy-four days until Halloween/my birthday, and it’s not too early for pumpkin muffins.  Snow is appearing on the mountains and it snowed (briefly, no accumulation) at 11,500 feet last weekend.

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Pumpkin & Press

Power, paleo, pumpkin, press, pensamientos.

Reading is wonderful. As I’m not driving as much during the workweek, I read for news. I’m going to do what my grandparents on both sides fear about blogs: share my opinion! As if I don’t any other week.

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Pi Day: Pumpkin Pecan Coconut Pie

What else is circular? Synchronicity. Synchronicity, as explained by Carl Jung, is “the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, yet are experienced as occurring together in a meaningful manner.”(Wikipedia).
In simpler terms, stuff happens and it seems to be related to previous stuff.

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A More Refined Version: Pumpkin Butterscotch Bread Pudding

Playlist: Evanescence—The Open Door, Fallen (must be something about this time of year), Rammstein—Rosenrot, Marilyn Manson—Eat Me, Drink Me, Rob Zombie—The Sinister Urge, Clan of Xymox—The Best of Clan of Xymox

To complement this musical mélange, I bring you a dessert, the base for which is a  mélange of breads.  I apparently took it upon myself to owe you all earlier this year.  I made something similar in April.
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Dips, Spreads, Other Useful Items

Toppings.  Dips.  Sandwich Filler.  Sidecars.  The lifeblood of veganinity.  The bane of my existence when the only lunch option is hommos on bread since then it’s probably gluten-contaminated.  Watch for dairy in prepared hommos.  Sentence fragments rock.  P’raps I’ve been influenced by fragment-speaking Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games.

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Sandwich | Pumpkin Cocoa Mousse Pie


Thoughts from lunch break.  The sandwich opposed mindfulness in its first use.  The Earl of Sandwich wanted to do two things at once—eat and play cards, as the story goes.  “What Sandwich is having” facilitates speed of consumption.  Granted, combinations of food aren’t inherently unmindful, and one can eat a sandwich mindfully, focusing all five senses on the object.  However, the sandwich is oft associated—as is the wrap and the Western sushi roll—with grab ‘n’ go fare, meant to be consumed while doing something else (driving, checking email, playing cards).  One’s attention is thus divided and weakened towards both tasks.  One does not appreciate the ingredients of the sandwich as individuals or in harmony when eating and doing something else.
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Made in America: Sweet Potato Pie

With one baked sweet potato, I made sweet potato pie for a party on Sunday.  I made the pie a day in advance because the filling is unbaked.

I made this pie for a potluck birthday party given in honour of the Buddhist nun who leads the meditation group I attend near school.  She’s originally from West Virginia, so I baked the pie in my purple Fiestaware pie plate (Fiestaware’s still made in America, folks).  When I brought her a slice, she said “This is pretty good!”
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