Tag: halloween

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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It’s Easy Being Green on Halloween

It’s Easy Being Green on Halloween

| October 28, 2009 | 3 Comments

Two Halloweens ago, I bashed baby costumes, and heaped quite specific vitriol on the infamous Martha Stewart lobster baby costume.
Little did I know that a year later, I’d be knocked up (the planned kind of knocked up), and that two years later (meaning now), I’d lie awake at night lactating and plotting my baby’s first truly public embarrassment: his 2009 Halloween costume.

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Halloween Food Slideshow

| October 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

These photos are from a frighteningly delicious Halloween Food group on Flickr.com. If you are already a member of Flickr you can easily join the group and contribute your scary food photos!

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Son of Scary Food

| October 30, 2007 | 18 Comments

Since I always start my posts with a warning, here goes: Don’t read this if you have an aversion to Sarah Silverman or food that resembles body parts or if you worship the ground that Martha Stewart stencils. I mean it. Move along now. Okay, for those of you who can hack it, my assignment […]

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Scary Food

Scary Food

| October 31, 2005 | 21 Comments

I’m a white girl writing about the scariest foods I could find at Ranch 99, the Asian supermarket in Richmond. Prepare yourself: what follows is not politically correct. But before we get into the nitty gritty, let me make myself clear: I think of myself as an equal opportunity eater, someone whose palate is endlessly […]

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