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Jura Jack-o-Lantern Cocktail

October 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

Party Perfect Fall and Harvest Cocktails

October 1, 2016 // 1 Comment

“There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir: We must rise and follow her, When from every hill of flame She calls, and calls each vagabond by name.” ― William Bliss Maple. Caramel. Apple. The flavors and aroma of fall. Harvest parties, Halloween and [...]

Bonfire Celebrations and Halloween

October 14, 2011 // 1 Comment

It is always interesting to delve deep inside of a custom and pull it out by the roots.  When we do that we can peer back to a different age and catch a tiny glimpse of our ancestry and at times we may be surprised by what we find.  There are customs we practice today for [...]

Red and Black Candy Apples

October 5, 2011 // 1 Comment

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. [...]

The Origins of Trick or Treating

September 29, 2011 // 2 Comments

There are many ways we celebrate Halloween 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 [...]