first up, the drink. i am now in some sort of debt to my friend lydia. her love for all things pumpkin led her to a recipe she emailed me this morning. it’s the kitchn‘s recipe for pumpkin spice latte. i’m a black coffee kind of girl yet i’m always swayed by the combination of the words pumpkin, spice, and latte. every year i see it pop up on the menu at starbucks and every year i order a small one asking for only half a pump of syrup. and every year i can’t get over the chemical aftertaste. sad. but this recipe actually uses pumpkin puree. it’s like pie in a cup. i played with the proportions a bit and here is what i came up with:
1 cup milk
1.5 TBS pumpkin puree
1/2 to 1 tsp sugar
1 TBS vanilla extract
1/4 tsp spice mix (i poured some ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon in a little bowl and mixed it up)
pinch of salt
shot of espresso
fresh whipped cream
combine milk through salt in a small saucepan and heat through. pour into mug and add espresso. top with whipped cream.
next up, the moves. i’ve been trying to capture lenna walking on video. there hasn’t been much luck. but today i finally got something. not the best quality but it captures her walking and shaking it up a bit. Florence and the Machine always gets her going.