Category Archives: Halloween

Culture: Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos is a 2 day holiday that originates in the Mexican-Catholic culture. The celebration takes place on November 1st, All Saints’ Day and 2nd, All Souls Day. All Saints’ Day celebrates all the Catholic saints, known and … Continue reading

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Last Minute Halloween Ideas

Need some last minute Halloween party ideas? Here are a few for the procrastinator in all of us. Have a safe and lovely Halloween tonight! P.S. I almost wish my birthday was in October so I could have an excuse … Continue reading

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Culinary Delights: Halloween Candy Corn Treats

“Eat, drink and be scary.” ~Anonymous Candy corn… either you love them or you hate them.  I happen to love the first five that I eat and then I cannot take anymore! I stumbled across a few fun candy corn … Continue reading

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Cocktail Hour: Halloween Drinks

Only 4 days left until All Hallows’ Eve! If you plan on throwing a party, here are a few drink ideas from Martha Stewart.  Some of them have speciality ingredients (black vodka?) but most of them have easily available ingredients. … Continue reading

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Spooky Gentleman: Edgar Allan Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my … Continue reading

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Culinary Delight: Blood Red Beet and Black Pepper Speckled Ravioli

After my day at the farm, I wanted to find exciting ways to use my fresh produce. I made up this recipe for the ravioli and they come out the most beautiful shade of purplish blood-red… perfect for a Halloween … Continue reading

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DIY: Pumpkin Pie Potpourri

Not all jack-o-lanterns have to be scary! I found this cute owl design on the Williams-Sonoma blog, The Blender. This project is so simple and it will add such a lovely smell to wherever you put it. Guests might even … Continue reading

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Culinary Delight: Halloween Skeleton Cookies

Q: “What do skeletons say before dinner?” Sometimes I feel badly for the gingerbread cookie cutters that sit in the baking cupboard 11 months out of the year. They are so cute and it is hard to see them hibernating … Continue reading

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Spooky Gentleman: Tim Burton

 “I’ve always been misrepresented. You know, I could dress in a clown costume and laugh with the happy people but they’d still say I’m a dark personality.” ~Tim Burton Timothy William Burton(1958- ) was born on August 25, 1958 in Burbank, California. … Continue reading

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Creepy Culture: The Phantom of the Opera

Lot 666 then, ladies and gentlemen: a chandelier, in pieces. Some of you may recall the strange affair of the Phantom of the Opera, a mystery never fully explained. Our workshops have repaired it and wired parts for the new … Continue reading

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