Wednesday, October 21, 2009

One Word Wednesday: Pumpkin

Pictured: Pumpkin-cinnamon pancakes with slivered almonds on a warm fall morning at the Putah Creek Cafe in Winters, CA.

Multiple news sources are reporting a canned pumpkin shortage as a result of poor weather last year that resulted in a small crop. There are worries about the 2009 harvest as well. We've found canned pumpkin in some local retailers and not in others . . . one grocer told me that they hadn't received any Libby's shipments in two months. Apparently, some folks are resorting to getting their canned pumpkin on the internet. However, buyer beware, some are reporting receiving dented cans!