It’s fall and to me that means pumpkin everything! I have a few paleo pumpkin recipes for you this month. Today is my second attempt at this dish. Going paleo does not mean giving up soups. As the weather gets cooler I start turning to the comfort of a hot bowl of soup. Today I’m going to successfully combine the two to make pumpkin soup. I’m happy I decided to give this dish another try. Let me show you one more pumpkin dish you need to enjoy.
Usually I prefer to focus on How to’s. As Paul Wheaton puts it “Building bricks”. Today though I just want to share some news. I am in no way a news junkie. In fact I’m terrible about keeping up with news, but I can’t ignore certain news. From what I’m seeing my gut feeling is that this coming year (2013) is going to be a rough year for the economy. I’ll share why I’m thinking this and urge you to make (common sense) preps a priority for a few months at least.
I’m constantly honing my EDC key chain and was happy with the contents of it until recently. One of the most used items on my Keyring is a bottle opener. We all know that the best beers come with pop tops. After almost five years of opening hundreds of Guinness, Sam Adams, Red Strip, Yuengling and many other fine beers the soft aluminum of my free bottle opener wore out. First it became hard to open bottles, I had to really push hard to keep from slipping off the cap. So I started looking around for a replacement and this time I wanted bells ans whistles.
I hate that I had to distinguish in this posts title that this was “Hard” cider. Cider by it’s definition is “hard”, meaning it traditionally cider is a fermented apple juice drink. Here is the Etymology of the word.
- cider (n.)
- late 13c., from O.Fr. cidre, cire (12c., Mod.Fr. cidre), variant of cisdre, from L.L. sicera, Vulgate rendition of Heb. shekhar, word used for any strong drink (translated in Old English as beor). Meaning gradually narrowed in English to mean exclusively “fermented drink made from apples,” though this sense also was in Old French.
Only in America and Parts of Canada does it mean an unfiltered non-alcoholic version. Basically the difference here in the US between Apple Juice and Apple Cider is that cider is unfiltered, sometimes un-pasteurized, making the drink a darker brownish color. To me cider tends to be a bit sweeter and less tangy and crisp than apple juice. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way when I refer to Cider I mean a fermented drink and juice is un-fermented. Now lets get onto how you can make this tasty drink at home and easy.
A few months back my buddy DB over at Florida Hillbilly did an article on making homemade Lara Bars. Like me hes big into DIY and being cheap. His bars looked super simple to make and delicious. Today I basically followed his template but kicked it up a notch with my favorite pie flavor and one Lara Bars sadly does not make. Pumpkin Pie, the king of pies, in my humble opinion.