In fall you can’t help but get a hankering to add pumpkin to everything from soup to desserts. Making puree from the gourd is a time-consuming undertaking, and canned pumpkin often tastes tinny. A new choice is the organic pumpkin puree from Pacific Natural Foods ($2.99 to $3.69 for 17.6 ounces). It comes in Tetra Recart packaging, an eco-friendly paper carton. The puree is thick, creamy, and tastes like homemade. You may find yourself swirling it into yogurt or oatmeal. Available at Harvest Co-op, 57 South St., Jamaica Plain, 617-524-1635; Good Health Natural Foods, 1627 Hancock St., Quincy, 617-773-4925; Whole Foods Market and Stop & Shop locations.
ANN TRIEGER KURLAND