Sometimes you’ve just gotta treat yourself to some Starbucks! I like the way that in Europe, you can get it “for here” in a mug instead of in a cup. (Or maybe that’s also possible in the States, too? Anyone had this before in the US?)
They didn’t have pumpkin spice latte at the Starbucks I went to in the Europa Passage, so I tried the new crème brûlée version, and it was pretty good. I don’t know if other locations in Hamburg have PSL or if it was just this particular branch, but I’m definitely craving some at the moment!
Actually, I did make some homemade pumpkin spice syrup at the beginning of September, just like last year. But something went wrong (maybe cooked it a tad too long?) and the consistency is way off. It is far too sticky and doesn’t dissolve well. So, unfortunately, I think I’ll have to scrap that batch and try again. I just haven’t gotten around to that yet.
Last year I posted about the recipe I tried via Sugarcrafter and it worked out great. Apparently, though, she’s changed the recipe to a better, easier-to-make one, she says, and so whenever I do get around to whipping up a new batch, this’ll be the one I try.
Fall is here
Hamburg has fully transitioned to fall. There’s a chill in the air that requires the use of warmer scarves, coats, and even a hat. And today I wore 5 layers – a tank top, a long-sleeved t-shirt, a sweater, a fleece jacket and a peacoat. It’s always nice at the beginning, but I have a feeling this cold thing is going to get old fast.
Has it gotten colder yet where you are?