Goucher Eats: Pumpkin proliferations and fall folly

Kathryn Walker
Co-features Editor

Lately I’ve been filling out a lot of personality quizzes that may or may not hold the secret to my future – “You will find great success,” “Futures are worth hunting,” and “Lucky number 20” are a brief sampling. Based on the various results, I decided to try to figure out ways to help me focus more on doing school work rather than puttering about the interweb trying to decipher vague, astrology-esque predictions.  I’ve tried just about every trick in the book to help me focus – there’s an exercise ball stashed under my dining room table that I use as a chair. I’ve stacked my textbooks on top of each other and perch my laptop studiously on top of them to give off an ultra-academic air rather than reveal that I’m just perusing the dress section on Anthropologie’s website.  I’ve even started remembering to take my vitamins.  But despite all these valiant efforts, I still find myself contemplating clouds rather than homework.
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Goucher Eats: Pumpkin proliferations and fall folly

Kathryn Walker
Co-Features Editor

With a thunderous THWACK, a cleaver splits in half the orange oozy insides of the pumpkin, outside husk and all.  Fresh from the family garden of a friend, it is gleaming

Kathryn Walker preparing her pumpkin Scones. (Photo: Kathryn Walker)

Kathryn Walker preparing her pumpkin Scones. (Photo: Kathryn Walker)

with endless possibilities of consumption: pie, soup, bread; roasted, sautéed, raw … and then I realize that in the process of imagining the endless ways that this pumpkin could end up in my stomach, I’ve inadvertently sliced open my own finger.
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