Welcome to Like or Dislike, where you get to share how you really feel about ingredients from the pantry, ingredients I'm thinking about adding to my pantry, other seasonal foods, even favorite cooking gear. Do you like, dislike, love, crave, despise, wish for, use in your own kitchen? The things you like are sure to find their way to the recipes here on The Perfect Pantry, so do tell!
It's that time of the year. We've segued directly from tomato season to Halloween, and pumpkin is everywhere: pies, cakes, muffins, cookies, and bread. The pick-your-own pumpkin patches at local farms are open for business, and the end-of-the-aisle displays in my local market overflow with cans of pumpkin purée, on sale for prices so low I feel compelled to stash a few in the pantry. In my house, we're not huge pumpkin lovers -- apple pie wins out over pumpkin, any day -- so most of that canned pumpkin finds its way into soup. Our jack-o'-lanterns, whether amusing or terrifying, end up in the compost pile.
Pumpkin: like or dislike?