I’ll be the first to admit it—I’m a fan of pumpkin spice. Yes, that includes the infamous pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins … You name it, I’ll enjoy it. And, that’s my favorite thing about October; the overwhelming amount of pumpkin-infused products.
I adore going to the pumpkin patch each year and carving (or painting) jack-o’-lanterns.
Back in August, I had already stocked my coffee cart full of pumpkin-inspired syrups and pumpkin-covered mugs; in September, I filled my closet with pumpkin-toned sweaters; and this month, I’m relishing all of the pumpkin-flavored goodies that I can get my hands on. One dish I can’t get enough of? Pumpkin seeds—and we have a delicious recipe for you in our Tastemakers section, courtesy of Schiltgen Farms.
This October, we’re celebrating the tasty gourd with third-generation farmer Brian Schiltgen, who offers all sorts of pumpkin tips—for gardeners, how to grow diverse pumpkins; for the home decorator, how to keep your decorative pumpkins fresh all season; and for chefs, how to preserve your harvest throughout the year. Find all of Schiltgen’s tips, plus a few tasty recipes, on page 44.
Also in this issue of Woodbury Magazine, we’re celebrating the richness of color with Wendy Doornink of Hirshfield’s. Of jewel tones like emerald green and ruby red, Doornink says, “I see this movement of jewel tones add richness and luxe in places where people just want to embrace a feeling of warmth and intrigue, a little mystery and differentness.” For her tips on incorporating the sophisticated shades, go to page 26.
Happy Halloween, readers!