Spice Up Your Life…The Pumpkin Day Way!

BP Col FramedAutumn is Awesome in Coastal Carolina! It is the Season for Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice! Folks at Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ® always love the Spice of Life! So, they are ready to enjoy the spices in of the pumpkin again this year! We know how good the savory pumpkin flavor is to the taste. There is also a history of the pumpkin in our culture, as the pumpkin is native to North America!

NA Cropsvs2-review-20081-25-728 framedNative Americans ate pumpkins in Pre-Historic Times! Archeologists have dug up pumpkin seeds in Native American Dwellings in Colorado and in Peruvian Ruins.

Pumpkins and Colonists in America

Pumpkins were introduced to the European colonists in the 17th century. They gave them the name Pumpion Or Pumpkin…Originating from the Greek word, “pepon” meaning “large melon”.  Pumpkins are fruits (squash) and belong to the gourd family.  They are closely related to melons & cucumbers.

pumpkincolonial-cookbook1framedPumpkin is easy to grow, needing only sun, water, & space. Plentiful pumpkins were a life-saving food for the colonists. They learned to cook it in a variety of ways.  They feasted on pumpkin stew, mashed pumpkin, & pumpkin beer! Pumpkin seeds were steeped in hot water to brew dark tea…a strong potion used as medicine.Colonists had a little tune about Pumpkins…“We have Pumpkin in the Morning & Pumpkin at Noon. If it were not for Pumpkin, We should be undoon!”

Pumpkin Beer collageThere are a variety of craft beers with seasonal pumpkin ale. It comes in different levels of spice. Sam Adams is one. You can find others on-line. One is www.bluemoonbrewingcompany.com Check it out for Yourself! Prost!

Pumpkins in Literature

PicMonkey Collage framedPumpkins appear in much of our children’s literature:

  • Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater eats them in a Nursery Rhyme.
  • Peanuts Keeps a Lookout for the Famed “Great Pumpkin” in a Cartoon.
  • Cinderella’s Fairy godmother turns on into a Magic Coach
  • “Five Little Pumpkins” is a Popular Children’s Rhyme.
  • See More @ www.pumpkinnook.com

Pumpkins are a part of our National Culture!

 

National Pumpkin Day

National Pumpkin Day is October 26th! It is observed with many pumpkin related events though it is an unofficial holiday.

pspiceframed9dd261a30ea49d770079b28ec2720a8dOn National Pumpkin Day People Enjoy: Pumpkin cake, pie, cookies, bars, pudding, coffee, smoothies, candy, breads, muffins,cheesecake, oatmeal, lasagna, and More Pumpkin Flavored Treats! Actually, the Autumn is a time when all of these Pumpkin Delights are served in restaurants, stores, and in homes around the country!

 

Pumpkin Day @ Indigo Farms

Indigo farmsframedSaturday, October 17th @ 10Am – 4:39 Pm…Is a Special Pumpkin Day @ Indigo Farms on Hickman Road in Calabash, NC. 

Indigo Farms “Pumpkin Day” Events Include:

  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Pick Your Own Pumpkins
  • Games: Stilts, Pumpkin Archery, Corn Shelling, & Games for All Ages
  • Hayrides
  • STOCK Pig Races

Admission is FREE…Fee for Some Individual Events.

Learn More @ www.indigofarmsmarket.com Or Call: 910-287-6794  OR 843-399-6902

Pumpkin Hunt@ C.B. Berry Community Center

pumpkin-hunt framedSaturday, October 24…Welcome to the Pumpkin Hunt@ C. B. Berry Recreation Center/Vereen Memorial Gardens in Little River, SC (2250 Hwy 179 at Intersection with Route 17) 

Come dressed in Your Best Halloween Costumes to Celebrate Together along the Vereen Memorial Gardens Nature Trail!

Children (Ages 3 – 12) Can Participate in Fall Themed:

  • Crafts
  • Hayrides
  • Scavenger Hunt for Plastic Pumpkins…Filled with Prizes!

Times of Events:

  • Check -In & Games  @ 9:30 Am
  • Pumpkin Hunt @ 10Am
  • Participants must arrive 15 minutes Prier to Pumpkin Hunt
  • Events are FREE!

 c all Alyssa Craft @ 843-249-4175  Or Pre-Register Online (By Oct. 19th) parksandrec.horrycounty.org

Pumpkin Recipe…4 U! 

Pumpkin Bread

Perfect-Pumpkin-Bread framedIngredients:

  • 4 Eggs
  • 2/3 Cup of Water
  • 1 Cup Crisco Oil
  • 1 Can Pumpkin Pie Filling (Or 1 lb. Can of Pumpkin & Increase Spices to Taste – Generously)
  • 3 & 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 3 Cups Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Soda
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Nutmeg
  • Cloves (1/4 tsp. Or to Liking)
  • Nuts (Optional)
  • Pumpkin Seasoning & Allspice (1/4 tsp Or To Liking)
  1. Beat Eggs; Add Oil, Water, & Pie Mix. 
  2. Add Dry Ingredients. 
  3. Mix Well
  4. Bake in Greased & Floured Tins @ 350 Degrees for 1 Hour.
  5. Makes 2 Large and 1 Small OR 6 Small Loaves…Can Freeze!
  6. (Recipe from Three River’s Cookbook…Mrs. Richard Webster)
  7. Enjoy!

PicMonkey Collage ps latte framedCelebrate Another Fall…Pumpkin Style! Pumpkin is the Flavor of the Month!  Enjoy some Autumn Pumpkin Events…Designed Especially for You and Yours! Put the Spice in Your Life with  More Fall Fun in Coastal Carolina…In and Around Brunswick Plantation! May Your October be Pumpkin Perfect!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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