Canned pumpkin is impossible to buy in Austria. However, John really, really likes pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving (and/or Martinmas). For the past three years, he's had to make do with apple pie, but this year, we decided to pay a visit to the "pumpkin lady," who we pass sitting at the edge of the driveway leading to her farm each time we go to the Schloss. Maria picked out a good one, and we took it home and baked it, pureed the flesh, and froze it for Thanksgiving. It was so easy that we asked Katie to pick up two more, and now we are eating very tasty autumn desserts.