Pumpkin Spice Mix Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Mix recipe

Our Marvelous Pumpkin Spice Mix Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Mix recipe
Pumpkin Spice Mix recipe at the Palmer House Inn, in Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA.

This is a marvelous spice mixture that I keep at the ready. I put it into a shaker container. We use it year round in our French Toast milk and egg mixture and on our poached pears. During the fall I make a double batch and use it in our pumpkin bread, pancakes and pies.


  • 1/2 cup ground cinnamon
  • 4    tablespoons ground ginger
  • 4    tablespoons nutmeg
  • 2    teaspoons ground cloves


In a small bowl, combine all of the spices. and pour into a sealed container. As needed transfer to the shaker bottle.

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Cape Cod's Stowe Room, A
Harriet Beecher Stowe room
Cape Cod's Roosevelt Room, B
Cape Cod’s Roosevelt Room, B

While all of the bedchambers at the Palmer House have their own romantic charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day of adventures sampling Cape Cod’s finest cuisine, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs for a relaxing stay before and after your day.

The Pepper Bush on Cape Cod

Cape Cod Pepper Bush
Cape Cod Pepper Bush
Pepper bush in our Cape Cod garden.

The pepper bush is native to coastal New England. The Palmer House has several of these bushes beside the entrance door. They are a pretty bush with oval green leaves and a cluster of white conically shaped blossoms. The flowers bloom in August and one of its most attractive features is its sweet delicate fragrance.

The New England pepper bush is not related to the bush of the same name that is found in the south sea islands and produces the the well known spice.  The story has been told that even before the sailors, on whaling ships had made landfall, they could smell the scent of this fragrant bush. What a welcome sign it must have been after years at sea away from home.