Seeing how we’re fans of all things pumpkin this time of year (and all things in the ice cream/gelato family year round), we recently tried the pumpkin gelato from Ballard’s D’Ambrosio Gelato. One night this summer while enjoying a deliciously creamy cup with our friends, Jen & Harley, we bumped into the owner outside. We got to chatting, and I offered up a suggestion for the fall menu: pumpkin spice. And he scoffed! Literally scoffed. And with his Italian accent told me, quite directly, “In Italy, we do not do spice.” Well, okay… You can imagine my surprise, then, to find him advertising pumpkin (with spice) as a new fall flavor. Pretty sure I deserve a cut. Or at least a free pint.
This year’s pumpkin carving started out innocently enough…
Our holiday spirit just isn’t about pumpkins, though. We have a giant spider on deck, skulls, webs and a spooky skeleton dangling from the bowsprit. Muah-ha-ha-ha-ha. And my severed finger cookies are frightfully good. Aaron’s office mates request them every year.
Have a spooktacular Halloween!