Autumn poems and pumpkin chai

Pumpkin chai with your autumn poem

Here are my autumn poems. I admit it – I’m an autumn junkie. I love the falling leaves, a bit of sadness, hot cider, deep shadows, evening fires, long walks in the woods. All my autumn poems are in this category of my blog: Poems, Autumn

To get you in the mood for autumn poems, see my video below of a midnight walk through falling leaves in the virtual world of Second Life, and a recipe for pumpkin chai to keep away the autumn chill (recipe and pic from Club Dine-In).



So settle into your armchair to read some autumn poems, watch the leaves fall outside the window, and how about a cup of steaming chai? Here’s a great recipe from Club Dine-In.

Pumpkin Chai

Ingredients:
Serves 1
1/8 tsp of ground cinnamon
1/8  clove powder
2 peppercorns, crushed
1/4 tsp cardamom grounded
1 tsp  freshly grated ginger
2 tbsp pumpkin
1 tbsp pumpkin butter
1/4 cup water
1 cup whole milk
5 strands of saffron, soaked in 1 tablespoon water for 30 minutes (optional)
2 tsp. Assam tea (optional)

Directions:

1. In a bowl whisk spices (except saffron), pumpkin butter and pumpkin to combine both well. Transfer mixture to a medium saucepan and add 1/4 cup water. Simmer on medium heat  for two minutes.
2. Add the milk and give the saucepan a swirl. Lower the heat to low or simmer, cover, and let simmer for 5 minutes. Periodically, check on the mixture and swirl the pan so the none of the ingredients get stuck to the bottom.
4. Add tea leaves and turn heat up on high. Remove from heat when chai reaches a boil.
5. Strain tea into a teacup, add saffron strands with its water,  and enjoy warm!

Click here to read the Autumn Poems

 

 

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