Recipe of the Month – May 2019


Today is National Macaroons Day!  Macaroons are the confusing cousin to the French Macaron, oddly pronounced the exact same way. However, these little cookies are dense and typically made of coconut, whereas, French macarons are meringue-based sandwich treats.

Both make great Halloween desserts, but since it is national macaroon day, I’m sharing a delightfully ghoulish recipe from MasterChef Season 6 contestant Hetal, of Milk &Cardamom, as contributed on the So Fab Food website.

Behold, Coconut Lime Macaroon Eyeballs

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Photo ©SoFabFood

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 3-4 drops green food coloring
  • googly eye candies
  • 1 oz milk chocolate, melted
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Photo ©SoFabFood

For baking instructions and full recipe, please go here:
https://sofabfood.com/halloween-coconut-lime-macaroon-eyeballs/

coconut lime macaroon eyeballs
Photo ©SoFabFood

Doncha love it when your food stares back at you?

Happy Walpurgisnacht!

cackles on the wind
spirited celebration
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Five Reasons Halloween Lovers Should Embrace Spring

Happy Spring!  Wiccans and pagans celebrate the vernal equinox in the Northern hemisphere,  the time when light and dark are balanced again. Now, I know that sunshine and flowers don’t exactly scream Halloween, nor appease goth lovers, but if nothing else, we are moving one step closer to Halloween, and that’s cause for celebration.

Ostara

The Germanic goddess of spring and dawn returns. This girl knows how to party. She loves festivals, feasting, drinking, and sex!  Sex leads to babies and she is all about that. Ostara first showed up around the 8th century during festivals celebrating the vernal equinox. Details of actual worship are sketchy, but by the time the 19th century rolled around, she had become a permanent fixture in Germanic mythology. She represents fertility, healing, and rebirth, and is depicted as a radiant woman of childbearing years, wreathed or covered with blooming flowers, surrounded by rabbits, hares and other wildlife, and she brings absolute joy to those around her.  One cannot go wrong planting some seeds or painting some eggs in her honor.

 

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Special St. Patrick’s Day Haiku

winds of march
mystical shamrock forest
leprechaun’s gold

 

 

Wicked Art Wednesdays – Special Valentine’s Day Edition

Welcome to a special Valentine’s Day edition of Wicked Art Wednesdays!

Today we share the art of Toxic Toons’ most beloved goth couple from multi-talented artist and animator Eric “Unkle” Pigors. Romance is not dead. The people might be dead, but their love for each other is eternal!

i love u eric pigors

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Happy New Years!

It’s hard to believe that 2019 is already here. The holidays were such a blur. Just yesterday, we were celebrating Halloween, and now, it’s ten months away. If you’ve been stopping by weekly, I thank you for your support. If you’ve just stumbled upon this little blog for the first time, I welcome you.

I’m not big on resolutions, but I do anticipate to do bigger and better things than the previous year, so now, there’s only conjuring up the willpower to pull off the ideas that I have in my head. This year, you can expect more Halloween haikus, chilling stories, awesome horror movie lists, spooky artist showcases, and all the Halloween or spooky related stuff that we can dig up.

Halloween is bigger and more important than ever. The pagan ways are finding their roots again in a new generation of believers, and I believe Halloween is huge part of that revival. Halloweenophiles are growing in numbers and sharing their ideas with the rest of the world. Countries where Halloween didn’t previously exist, are now showing signs of celebrations. Plus, it’s the only holiday where fans like to keep the party going all year long. Every day is Halloween, we just go a little crazy in October.

I wish you all good fortune, peace and happiness this year. Keep believing in the magic of Halloween.

~ Halloween Kristy

Wicked Art Wednesdays – Holiday Edition: John Pelico

Every Wednesday in December, Halloween Haiku will present the fabulous art of the very best artists from around the world, some well-known, some unknown, but all of them are amazingly talented.

For our last Wicked Art Wednesday of the holidays, we celebrate the extraordinary art of John Pelico, author, illustrator, and creator of KillerPumpkins. With a signature style that is known throughout the industry, John Pelico’s colorful and creative world of KillerPumpkins showcases his love for Halloween and all things cute and spooky.

Artist: John Pelico
Company: KillerPumpkins
Website: https://www.killerpumpkins.com/
Where to purchase goods: https://www.killerpumpkins.com/store/
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/KillerPumpkins-15189247013/

Wicked Art Wednesdays – Holiday Edition: Karem Beyit

Every Wednesday in December, Halloween Haiku will present the fabulous art of the very best artists from around the world, some well-known, some unknown, but all of them are amazingly talented.

This week, we celebrate the talents of digital artist, Karem Beyit, who’s done book covers, card illustrations, and digital work, most notably for Sony, Wizards of the Coast, Cryptozoic, among many others. He currently works as a freelance illustrator.

Artist: Karem Beyit
Website: https://www.artstation.com/kerembeyit
Where to purchase goods: https://www.deviantart.com/kerembeyit
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/kerembeyit/

13 Stocking Stuffers for Halloween Lovers

This Christmas, break away from the cheap chocolate and seasonal flavored ChapSticks and give Halloween lovers stuffing stockers guaranteed to warm their little dark hearts.

Perfumes and Potions
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