Octoberfest 8: Pumpkin Coconut Caramel Sauce

Octoberfest the eighth! I know, I know pumpkin-spice THIS, pumpkin-spice THAT… it’s a cliche, but it’s a cliche for a reason because come on, it’s a freaking delicious flavor combination and it only comes around once a year.

I’m not much of a candy-maker kind of person, but this is happening in my kitchen right now (a dead-simple recipe even I likely cannot jack up) and lemme tell ya… tomorrow’s oatmeal and my first cup of morning joe ain’t gonna know what him ‘em.

Potatoes and greens: Colcannon for St. Patrick’s Day

“…wherever potatoes grow, there’s a dish combining mashed potatoes with some kind of cooked greens — sometimes cabbage, more commonly kale. The Scots have rumbledethumps (which includes rutabaga, as well), the Brits have bubble and squeak, and the Germans have grunkohlsuppe, which is kale and potato soup.”

via Potatoes and greens: Colcannon for St. Patrick’s Day – chicagotribune.com.

Ah, colcannon is my favorite thing about this holiday. Though I love kale, I’m not sure I’m board with messing with the cabbage version. Is it the joy of the comforting combination of potatoes and greens that inspired wackadoo names like rumbledethumps?