National Candy Corn Day – Oct 30th

Plate of candy corn varieties at
October 30, 2015

While I was searching for a fun Halloweenistic recipe using Candy Corn (my experimental bark), I found out that today – October 30th is National Candy Corn Day! There’s a lot of colorful and interesting history behind this Number 1 Halloween Candy.     Candy Corn aka “Chicken Feed” was the 1880s brain child of George Rennizer of Pennsylvania’s Wunderlee Candy Co. His confection of sugar, fondant, corn syrup, vanilla,…


Fantastically Frightening Fangs

October 21, 2015

Halloween Wishes – A Poem for Trick or Treaters

October 17, 2015

Halloween Wishes Since this is the time for goblins and bats, Halloween spirits, ghosts and cats, Weird-happenings and witches brew, These are the things I wish for you. May the only spirit you chance to meet, Be the spirit of love and warm friends sweet. May the tricks that you are asked to do, Be a trick to help you gain a friend or two. So, by tomorrow, pick three…


Haunted Destination – The Tower of London

October 16, 2015

Did you know that The Tower of London is haunted? It is considered one of Britain’s spookiest places as well as one of its most visited. It is also known as Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress and has quite a checkered and violent past. This may account for the many hauntings and general creepiness that pervades the entire grounds. It started as an actual royal residence, was used in…


The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe – Halloween’s Ultimate Poem

October 3, 2015

There is nothing that speaks to me more of Halloween and spookiness than Edgar Allen Poe’s most famous of poems, The Raven. It is the embodiment of dark, dreary and mysterious.  It could also be the root of my fascination with the lovely, ebony star of this work. The Raven By: Edgar Allan Poe Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and…