November 11, 2009


Due to the bassackwards microclimate of the Monterey Peninsula, we are intermittently experiencing a beautiful Indian Summer ~ Days of warmth and sunshine, with just a subtle backnote of Fall crispness lingering in air. 

Have you ever wondered what's up with that layered-tank-top-and-long-scarf look that's so popular with the Old Navy/Gap set?  They're not totally nuts ~ they were probably raised in an area that experiences the Indian Summer.  One day you're bundled up in fleece and Ugg boots (this uniform is standard issue in our area).  On the menu:  a cozy Pumpkin Soup and crusty whole grain bread enjoyed fireside.  Next day your sporting shorts and flip-flops.  On the menu?  Well, you're still feeling "Fall", but suddenly hot soup doesn't have quite the same appeal.  So, here in the land of topsy-turvy seasons we've learned to adapt our favorite seasonal recipes to compliment the "climatary quirks", as it were. 

If you're a fan of pumpkin pie, you're sure to love my family's favorite frozen treat:  Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream.

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream


  1. I'm all over it. Haven't used my ice cream maker in a month or so. Going to look now to see if I have the ingredients. Muchas Gracias...Holly at LLL

  2. oh how sinful - my two favorite things, pumpkin pie and ice cream - must resist!

  3. I love pumpkin pie ice cream. (Hubs does, too.) I have never made it. We just patiently wait for it to come to the grocery store.

  4. I agree, the weather here is slightly bi-polar, but I love it!

  5. Yum...I how come I have never tried this? I guess I am going to have to make it...oh but the last time we started up with ice cream I think I gained 10 pounds.


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