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Barbara Hughes
Barbara Hughes is an author, retreat facilitator and spiritual guide. She lives in Virginia Beach and can be reached at

October 18, 2021
It’s the time of year when pumpkins seem to be everywhere. Few vegetables — or are pumpkins considered a fruit? — are as distinctly seasonal as pumpkins. Not only do they appear on front porches as decorative items, but they entice our senses with everything from pumpkin scented candles to pumpkin pies, breads, cookies and even pumpkin chili. Although canned pumpkin is readily available at every grocery store, I’ve discovered that nothing compares in flavor with the real thing when it comes to making pumpkin bread. Ever since I discovered the savory excellence of using fresh pumpkin, anything less just won’t do. So, after bringing my pumpkins in from the front porch, I begin what has become a labor of…
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