I was sick and tired of all that “storm talk” so I decided to lighten up and post this.
I recently took the above photo of a spellbinding moon. I thought you would enjoy it, despite the fact that it bears no relation to pumpkins, except for the time of year, and maybe the fact that it does look kind of like one.
It seems that many of you are interested in my post about the “pumpkin crisis of 2010.” I know there are infinitely more pressing issues in the world today, but in my little universe, this is significant.
I have been happily using One Pie pureed pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie FILLING) for years. Nothing else will do. But in recent years, I have been contending with unexplained shortages of this product, which, according to this article in Yankee magazine, is no longer made in – only distributed from – West Paris, Maine. In the 19th and 20th centuries, there were over 100 canneries in the state, including the cannery near Waldoboro, ME, where One Pie was born. Now, it is processed in Illinois.
I don’t really understand why there’s a shortage, since there are plenty of cans of One Pie squash on the shelves, but lately, this has happened every year. The company does not have a website, so I can’t email for answers.
In previous years after Thanksgiving was over, the product magically reappeared, so I stocked up big time and now have enough to get me through the season.
Yes, I do realize that theoretically I could make puree from whole pumpkins, but I really couldn’t you see, because I have a full time job and a garden and a dog and hair that must be blow dried.
Please keep your eyes peeled for this product, which is so much better than any other canned pumpkin it isn’t funny.