As I am currently traveling abroad, I am starting to feel a bit of home sickness because it is starting to be that crisp fall weather that I love, but there is one teensy little problem that I am having. I cannot find anything that is pumpkin spice over here! I mean, c’mon, I thought that it was understood by everyone all over the world that you cannot have fall without all things pumpkin spice.
Normally, I am drinking my pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks and enjoying things like pumpkin spice pancakes, waffles, muffins, donuts, etc. at local restaurant and bakeries. But over here? Nothing. Nada. Zilch. And it is making me so sad!
Sure, I can get things like pumpkin soup and pumpkin ravioli – but neither of those things are the sweet tasty goodness that is like my religion each fall! I mean, it is practically insanity that there are no sweet pumpkin flavored treats to be found at any of the local shops here. Europe needs to get with the program, right? I mean, how do all these Europeans live like this each autumn? Do they even realize what kind of greatness that they are missing out on? And how can we deal with the dismissal of summer without pumpkin spice coffees and treats? Will we just be depressed from now right on through Christmas?
I know what needs to be done here. I need to look for a shop that sells American foods and see if they happen to have the necessary items that I would need to make something pumpkin spice flavored – be it coffee or a yummy little treat. Otherwise, I just might go crazy without it.
And what about apple cider? I haven’t seen any hot spiced apple cider on any cafe menus either! Oh, the agony.