Hello Fall

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The first day of fall, or the autumnal equinox, is September 22 in the Northern Hemisphere. On this day, the sun hovers above the equator, and most of the world enjoys nearly equal amounts of light and darkness. In traditional agricultural societies, the harvest season was drawing to a close, and people were working overtime to prepare stores for the winter months. The equinox was a time to relax, celebrate, and enjoy the bounty of the harvest, while they anticipated the scarcity or monotony of their winter diet. In modern times, autumn is a time for new beginnings – a new school year, new clothes, new friends, a new outlook.

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We've been filling up on delicious pumpkiny treats around here including some homemade pumpkin spice coffee creamer, some pumpkin ale, and I even picked up a pumpkin clove soy candle at Target. To help get you in the fall spirit, here is a recipe for pumpkin pancakes that Mike whipped up the other morning.

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Using a pancake mix as a base add:

- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

- 3 heaping tablespoons of pureed pumpkin

- Top with real maple syrup

They have a beautiful orange tint and a sweet not too overwhelming pumpkin pie flavor.

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