Not to double post on pumpkins- but before I head off for a weekend of gluttonous indulgence in Portland, OR ( Beast, Le Pigeon, etc.) I wanted to expand a bit on pumpkins. While they are a usual fall staple, this year it seems to be taken further as a TREND in some respects. Specifically, heirloom pumpkin varieties and pumpkin seeds.
Lately I've seen pumpkin seeds toasted in guacamole, and candied into brittle. Pumpkin seed pesto, popular in Austria, is also showing up quite frequently.