HALLOWEEN

TWISTED TREATS / ROTTEN SWEETS

CANDY CORN

1898:Candy Corn is produced by the Herman Goelitz Confectionery Company of Fairfield, California, now known as the Jelly Belly Candy Company. (from women’s day magazine 2011) October 30 is National Candy Corn Day. More than 35 million pounds-that’s 9 billion pieces-are made each year. Like politics, the tricolor treat has American’s sharply divided, love’em or hate’em? I know that I can always eat a handful or two in October.One kernel has a mere 3.57 calories. Candy Corn is fat-free. A cup of candy corn has about as many calories as a cup of raisins. ( from family circle magazine 2011.)

Some thing else for your candy dish this October, the Hershey Kisses Pumpkin Spice are wonderful. And wrapped very festive. Enjoy!

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HALLOWEEN

HALLOWEEN FREAKY FACTS

Orange and Black colors are used because orange represents the colorful fall harvest. Black represents the darkness of winter.

The Irish placed candles in turnips to keep away spirits. Over time pumpkins got used instead.

And some Halloween tidbits from Family Circle Magazine Oct. 2011. Chew on this: October 30 is National Candy Corn Day. More than 35 million pounds, that’s 9 billion pieces, are made each year. One kernel has a mere 3.57 calories. Candy corn is fat free. A cup of candy corn has about as many calories as a cup of raisins.

Halloween Humor

“Halloween was confusing. All my life my parents said, ‘Never take candy from strangers.’ And then they dressed me up and said, ‘Go beg for it.’ I didn’t know what to do. I’d knock on people’s doors and go, Trick or Treat, No thank you.”

—Rita Rudner

THE HOLIDAY’S ARE COMING!

Looking for some fast and easy Christmas shopping? These gift sets are the perfect solution. 10 individual gifts for $10.00 each. This set in today’s post is for the Hostess, The Baker and the Family Meal Maker. Made with scrabble game pieces. Each is hand crafted in our Florida work shop.These fun accessories are great to hand out as party favors.

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They would be nice to hand out to all of your friends at that cooking class.

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They look really cute hanging on the Christmas Tree.And make great stocking stuffers.img_6764Or keep them all for yourself. They look great sitting around your kitchen, in your pantry and around your cookbook collection.Visit my shop on Etsy at http://shopworndesigns.etsy.com. and check out all of my gift sets that are available. Thank You. Hope to see you there. Happy Shopping!.

 

OCTOBER

Happy October Everyone! To me this is the most fun time of year. This last quarter is great! But sadly goes too fast. So take in every second.

October tidbits: Today, October1st is National Homemade Cookie Day. The 4th is National Taco Day.October 6th is World Ostomy Day. 8th National Pierogi Day, The 17th National Pasta Day. 21st: National Caramel Apple Day. 23rd National Boston Cream Pie Day. The 27th is National Potato Day. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. National Disability Employment Awareness Month. National Boss Day is always October 16th. Sweetest Day is observed on the third Saturday in October. It was started as a day to bring a touch of joy to the lives of the underprivileged. October is also National Seafood Month,National Apple Month and National Chili Month. Few days of Oktoberfest left to go. It is also National Pickled Peppers month and National Pretzel Month.And let’s all try to stay human for Halloween, witch occurs on October 31st.

Your October Birthstone is: Opal, Meaning: Hope.

Your October Flower is: Calendula, Meaning: Good Luck

SO LET THE FESTIVITIES BEGIN !!!!!!!

OKTOBERFEST

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A little Oktoberfest etiquette: Despite it’s name, Oktoberfest  2018 runs from September 22 – October 7th. The event began in the early 1800’s as a celebration to honor Bavaria and it’s royal family. Booths selling beer eventually were added, and by 1896 they had morphed into the new iconic beer tents.

In Germany a stein is called a Krug. Everyone at the table drinks together, and all glasses are “clinked” before drinking. Not making eye contact during this exchange is considered rude.

The word for cheers is “Prost”.

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SEPTEMBER IS BOURBON MONTH

Bald eagles, apple pies, football-it can’t get any more American than that. Unless we’re talking liquor. Did you know the official national spirit of the US is bourbon whiskey? We can all thank Kentucky for not only producing around 97% of the world’s supply, but for making this spirit a national symbol. In 1964, Congress dictated that bourbon was “distinctive” to the US. People took that to mean it was our national liquor; however, in 2007, a Kentucky senator realized the shocking mistake and pushed for a resolution to be passed and luckily succeeded. Today, bourbon drinkers enjoy their whiskey in many ways and during any occasion. From Manhattans to barbecue glazes, night caps to tailgating, bourbon is as celebrated as America herself.

MANHATTAN: Bourbon Whiskey 2 1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth 3/4 oz. Biters Splash. Ice. Cherry. Combine bourbon, vermouth, bitters and ice in a mixing glass. Stir gently, don’t bruise the spirits or cloud the drink. Place the cherry in a chilled glass and strain the bourbon mixture over the cherry.

Information and Recipe taken from the ABC news letter.