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Autumn Recipes: Pan De Muerto

Day of the Dead Bread or Pan de Muerto, is a Mexican bread eaten on Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) which is held for two days in Mexico. November 1st and 2nd is when those who have … Continue reading

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Halloween: Apple Divination

Apples “In old England, apples and nuts were seen as powerful prognosticators. Celtic folk used them in their Halloween divination games for centuries, and there were some Scottish, Irish and British men and women–people from the northern parts of England–still … Continue reading

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Autumn Recipes: Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkins & Halloween “There are a host of stories to explain the origin of the Halloween Jack-o-lantern. The Irish claim it first, and tell the tale of Jack, a man so miserly that he once tricked the Devil into turning … Continue reading

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Autumn Recipes: Candied Pecans

Nuts “Nuts have been used for magic since Roman times. Some Scottish and northern English people believed nuts were such powerful sorcerers that they called their October 31st celebration “Nut Crack Night”…Chestnuts and walnuts, both plentiful at harvesttime, were popular … Continue reading

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Autumn Recipes: Irish Soda Bread

The ubiquitous bread served throughout Ireland north and south is a fall favourite. Ingredients 9 oz/250g strong white flour 9 oz/250g wholegrain wheat flour 1 ½ tsp salt 1 ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda 18 fl oz/500ml buttermilk Directions Heat … Continue reading

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Autumn Recipes: Irish Barmbrack Recipe

In Ireland there is a traditional Barmbrack – a yeasted bread with sultanas and raisins. The Halloween Brack traditionally contains several objects baked inside, which foretell the future to the one who finds them inside his peace of Barmbrack. For … Continue reading

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Autumn Recipes: Pumpkin Cupcakes

Ingredients Cupcakes 1 standard size box spice cake mix (I typically use Duncan Hines) 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 cup canned pumpkin 4 eggs 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice Frosting 1 pkg. (8 oz.) … Continue reading

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