Every Thanksgiving we put Pumpkin Spice in the soft serve machines – it just seems like one of those flavors that everyone wants. I have never been an avid pumpkin person during the fall, as I am equally satisfied with apples, pears, quince, and bourbon. But Pumpkin Spice Everything is a fun game to play this time of year, and I didn't want to sit on the sidelines watching anymore. For the spice part we use Quatre Epices – a combination of four spices usually used for pates and other charcuterie. The two previous years we used black pepper, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. I wanted to try another variation on the blend that I had heard of, so this year we switched it up. We use black pepper as the base note, and add cinnamon, allspice, and mace. A fun fact is that mace is actually what is wrapped around nutmeg (in what is called “blades”- two spices from the same plant. I am loving this combination so far. It is spicy, peppery, subtle, and exotic all in one. You can purchase some Pumpkin Spice in the store or online.