There are many ways we celebrate Halloween today and trick or treat is the most popular choice. As a child, I remember flying through my front door after school, donning my ebony witchy costume, blacking out a tooth or two with wax and pulling my pointy hat down hurriedly on my head. Grabbing my orange plastic… Read More The Origins of Trick or Treating
I have always found it interesting to reach deep inside a custom and pull it up and out by the roots. When we do this we have the ability to peer back to into a different age and catch a tiny glimpse of our ancestry. And if we are really fortunate we will learn something… Read More Bonfire Celebrations and Halloween
“Hold the dark holiday in your palms, Bite it, swallow it and survive, Come out the far black tunnel of el Día de Muerte And be glad, ah so glad you are… alive! Calavera…Calavera…” -Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree If you’re looking for the complete Halloween experience with costume contests, spooky cocktails, food and music,… Read More Adam Seger’s Spooky Cocktails from the Tuck Room, NYC
Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, “Tonight is Halloween!” ~Dexter Kozen The countdown has begun to the ‘all-hallows’ night of tricks, treats and doorbells. Spooky fall decor is popping up all over the neighborhood and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the coming night of… Read More Jura Jack-o-Lantern Cocktail
Marc Mondavi, Winemaker and Water Witch… Read More Halloween Sips: The Divining Rod Wines really are made by a witch
Prepping your home for the invasion of little goblins and ghouls on Halloween is a festive occasion. While your hanging decorations and pouring treats in the cauldron, whip up a tasty delight for yourself. After all, you deserve a bit of play time too.
As we move closer to winter’s cold embrace we begin preparation for the rituals our ancestors have practiced for centuries. Samhain, ( pronounced ‘sow’inn’ ), the ancient Celtic celebration, and Mexico’s, Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos. Both of these ancient festivals focus on gatherings of family and friends to give prayers and… Read More Dia de los Muertos; honoring ancestors with a toast and tequila
October 2017, Basil & Salt Magazine Staff Each season we are search for new recipes, tips, tricks, decor and everything Halloween. Caramel and candied apples are always on the menu and these beauties by Matt Bites have us bubbling and brewing in the kitchen. Ebony branches poked inside shiny black and red gleaming apples… Read More Red and Black Candy Apples