Month: October 2011

Happy Halloween from a One-Eyed Pirate!

Wishing you a Safe & Happy Halloween with plenty of Treats. . . You can see more of this post here~ “…be prepared to witness your pooch enter a zombie-like, tail wagging delirium when the aroma of these savory snacks starts wafting out of the kitchen.” Chloe & Gracie wish you Happy Halloween~  Bone Appetit!

A Surplus of Candy Corn

I have a surplus of candy corn from my candy jars.  Despite the fact that it’s the poster-child-candy for Fall & Halloween, easily substituted for Bat Fangs used in potion stirring spoons~  I have to confess~ I am not a fan of the flavor or texture. . .   { insert gasp here } . . . blasphemous,…

A Trick for your Treats

My inner 6-year-old has had a lot of Halloween fun lately. . . I was spellbound when I saw these witchy fingers from Woman’s Day. An easy & fun trick~ conjuring 48 fingers out of one tube of Pillsbury refrigerated breadstick dough. Conjuring Ingredients & Steps: 1 tube (11 oz) refrigerated breadstick dough 1⁄2 stick (1⁄4 cup) butter, melted…

Ghostly Peeps Fun: Brownie S’mores and Peeps Hot Chocolate!

My surplus of Halloween PEEPS®  have been haunting me. . . so I decided some Brownie S’mores would be a timely treat~  In addition to these apparitions, you need your favorite brownie mix or recipe along with these ingredients for your graham cracker crust: I stick of unsalted butter, melted 1 1/2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs 2 tablespoons sugar…

Her Fearful Symmetry

The past couple of weeks I’ve offered up Halloween Treats & practiced my potions stirring up some Witches’ Brew in anticipation of Halloween. This week I’m digging up some literary inspiration for a table from a ghostly tale set at Highgate Cemetery in London. . . Her Fearful Symmetry ***  by Audrey Niffenegger “Her Fearful Symmetry, a haunting tale about the complications of love,…

Messages from a Cornfield

There is a corn field I’ve been driving by for months. . . just dried husks and stalks remain, having fulfilled its corn-destiny.  Rushing by~“to do” list in hand focused on crossing off the next task~ I noticed a flash of blue out of the corner of my eye passing by last week. Beckoned, I was rewarded by the…

Turtle Update

We interrupt Fall Harvests & Halloween Treats for a Turtle Update and an overdue Thank You. . . Loggerhead Nesting Season is officially over ~with an ALL time record of 68 nests for Harbor Island, South Carolina’s three-mile stretch of beach.  I shared my Loggerhead Love here followed by more love at the table. SEATURTLE.ORG and the Sea Turtle Nest Monitoring System reported Harbor Island’s…

Halloween Treats Tablescape

  I have a case of Halloween Fever curable only with table full of treats! Since Target is one of my favorite Haunts, I’ve been creeping along the aisles for several weeks now, exercising caution & restraint~ until recently. . . When these Scary Skeletal Hands reached out and grabbed me~ fortunately they prefer to hold a munchkin pumpkin in their…

Grape Expectations

We’ve been Celebrating the Grape and enjoying Bottled Sunshine during September in observance of North Carolina’s Wine Appreciation Month. Harvest festivals with serenades, grape stomps, and harvest-to-barrel celebrations are abundant with October’s arrival.   Taking my cue from the harvest events at North Carolina wineries this month, I pulled out my grandmother’s dishes~ Harvest Time by Johnson Brothers~…