Apparently it is now fall. It does not feel anything like it. Last week Tuesday we hit a high of 30 degrees Celsius, combined with the humidity and it feels like we are in a desert. At least that is how it felt like to me. This year more than ever I am looking forward to the wind and rain of winter. It will make it hard with Leo because I will have to keep him indoors. I will just have to find enough activities for us to do indoors.
Being that it is fall, everyone is obsessed with everything pumpkin. I did not grow up in the north-western hemisphere so I do not get it. For Leo it will be different because there are a lot of events that are organised around pumpkins. In October I will be taking him to a pumpkin patch and I think he will enjoy it. The Zimbabwean in me is wondering why I am paying for him to see munda wemanhanga (a pumpkin patch) and why would that be interesting. The fact that his childhood is completely different from mine is not lost on me. It’s just I think it will be funny to my parents when I tell them that we are going to a pumpkin patch.
In Zimbabwe, pumpkin is eaten in two main ways, just boiled with a drink especially for breakfast or as nhopi. I decided to make pumpkin fat cooks. OMG, they are even better than the original fat cooks. Leo loved them.