Tag: halloween

Who’s Got the Best Pumpkin Ice Cream in the Bay Area?

Who’s Got the Best Pumpkin Ice Cream in the Bay Area?

| October 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

BAB goes around the Bay to find out which scoop shop licks the competition for this favorite seasonal flavor.

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DIY Your Halloween with Homemade Candy Corn

DIY Your Halloween with Homemade Candy Corn

| October 25, 2013 | 2 Comments

Candy corn doesn’t have to come from the store. Homemade candy corn, flavored with honey and vanilla, is easy to make and is far better than the waxy grocery store candies. Learn how to DIY your Halloween with a recipe by Kate Williams.

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Frighteningly Easy Halloween Bentos: Tips and Tricks for Healthy Treats

Frighteningly Easy Halloween Bentos: Tips and Tricks for Healthy Treats

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eerie, severed fingers made of chicken sausages, a Frankenstein avocado sandwich, a cheese-wrapped mummy — it must be Halloween and you can make these quick, creepy food creations to fill lunch boxes in the Japanese bento tradition.

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Three Ways

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Three Ways

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Halloween is over but Thanksgiving is on the horizon. Whether you carve your pumpkin or just use its meat for pie, don’t throw out those slimy pumpkin guts! In the spirit of conserving food waste roast the seeds to make a simple and tasty snack. Here are three simple ways to season and roast pumpkin seeds.

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Photos of San Francisco’s Day of the Dead Procession and Festival of Altars

Photos of San Francisco’s Day of the Dead Procession and Festival of Altars

| November 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

San Francisco celebrated Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, on Friday November 2 in the Mission. This traditional Mexican / Mexican-American holiday honors ancestors and loved ones who are no longer with us, and helps us take a moment to acknowledge and reflect on the importance of those people. The images portrayed show the beauty of community, the commemoration of lives, and the rich cultural tradition that the Mission District has held for decades.

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Halloween Treats: Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Recipes, Homemade Halloween Candy, Day of the Dead Events

Halloween Treats: Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Recipes, Homemade Halloween Candy, Day of the Dead Events

| October 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

Looking for spooky inspiration for your Halloween table? Enjoy our holiday round-up of all things pumpkin-y and Halloween-y. They’re scarily delicious!

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How To Carve A Pumpkin

How To Carve A Pumpkin

| October 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

Nothing quite embodies the spirit of Halloween like the Jack-o’-Lantern does. Creepy or funny, creative or classic, the carved gourd is more than just simple holiday decor. It’s also a symbol of fall harvest and that winter will soon be amongst us. But did you know, the pumpkin was not the original carved vegetable for this time of year–it was the turnip!

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Tricked-Out Treats for Halloween

Tricked-Out Treats for Halloween

| October 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

I left the costume in the car as I scoured the city of San Francisco for clever Halloween treats that adults can claim as their own. After wading through what seemed like dozens of boring pumpkin cookies and ratcheting my blood sugar up several notches, I came away with three stops serving grown-ups the kind of treats that keep us feeling like big kids.

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Halloween Pumpkin Stew

Halloween Pumpkin Stew

In the Bay Area, the skeletons and jack o’ lanterns of Halloween are always interwoven with the sugar skulls and marigold-strewn altars of Mexico’s Day of the Dead. So why not use goat as a base for this Halloween stew baked a pumpkin? Goat is a traditional meat for Day of the Dead dishes–and, with their spooky eyes and devilish implications, a perfectly haunting choice for Halloween, too.

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Stain Removal and Other Weird Vampire Facts

Stain Removal and Other Weird Vampire Facts

| October 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

While sticking to an all black wardrobe might be the easiest way to hide unsightly red stains, vampires cannot live in black alone. If you do happen to spill any of your liquid refreshment on your clothes, here are some handy tips on how to deal with the blotches.

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Trick or Treat: Homemade Halloween Candy

Trick or Treat: Homemade Halloween Candy

| October 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Homemade Halloween candy with a cookie crunch, chewy caramel layer, and milk chocolate coating. Sound familiar?

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Coffee, Tea, or Blood?: Vamp Up Your Drink

Coffee, Tea, or Blood?: Vamp Up Your Drink

| October 26, 2010 | 1 Comment

According to Rosemary Ellen Guiley’s book The Complete Vampire Companion, there is some guy named Damien Vanian who is living la vida muerte in London. Damien Vanian, aside from having a name that’s the undead equivalent of Amelia Bedelia, is supposedly “London’s most famous living vampire.” I didn’t learn a whole lot about the guy, but I did learn that he came up with a blood substitute recipe.

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Vampire Pantry Preventatives

Vampire Pantry Preventatives

| October 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

If you’re not a fan of the über hickey, make sure you have vampire blood, garlic, salt, lard, and various seeds on your shopping list.

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Just in Time for Halloween: The Jackie O. Lantern

Just in Time for Halloween: The Jackie O. Lantern

| October 30, 2009 | 2 Comments

A few days ago, I got an email from our editor here at Bay Area Bites asking me if I would incorporate “in my own very special way” a Halloween theme into this week’s post. Rather than over think it, I decided to do the first thing that popped into my head:

A Jackie O. Lantern.

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