Halloween

Halloween

October 29, 2021

Halloween

Halloween is a complicated mix of traditions. Its traditions reach back to Samhain, an ancient Celtic festival during which people lit bonfires and wore costumes to ward off ghosts.

Another big influence is All Hallows Eve, the evening before All Saints Day (a day to honor all saints, set as November 1 in the eighth century by Pope Gregory I), which was later called Halloween. Over time the evening became a day filled with trick-or-treating, carving jack-o’ lanterns, eating treats and wearing costumes.

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Halloween 2017

October 31, 2017

Tiny New York Kitchen Wishes You A Very Happy Halloween!

Trick-Or-Treat

October 31, 2016

Trick-Or-Treat

In the mid-19th century, Irish immigrants to North America brought with them the Gaelic celebrations of All Hallows’ Eve, replete with trick playing and fortune telling. At that time, pranks were mild. Shop signs were switched, gates disassembled, and flour-filled socks were flung at those wearing black coats. Over time the mischief evolved into straight-up vandalism, and people often awoke on November 1st to broken windows or even blazing fires. At the height of the Great Depression, some cities considered banning the holiday. But a few cities, like Chicago, had a much better idea – to busy the idle hands of potential troublemakers with festivities and encourage homeowners to do the same. Because money was scarce, families often held “house-to-house parties,” which kept the children moving door to door for a different entertainment or treat. I guess treats are an excellent bribe for warding off mischief.

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A Safe & Happy Halloween

October 31, 2015

Tiny New York Kitchen Wishes You A Safe & Happy Halloween!

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Jacques Torres Chocolate Pumpkins

October 28, 2015

Take a heavy knife to this chocolate pumpkin, not to carve a grin but to cut off pieces to eat! The hollow Jacques O’ Lantern, made by Jacques Torres, comes in two sizes and in dark or milk chocolate. Large is $30 and Small is $12.50. Sold in Jacques Torres stores only. To find a location go to www.mrchocolate.com

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Placing Pumpkins

October 25, 2015

Placing Pumpkins On My Stone Wall This Afternoon. I Love Connecticut At This Time Of Year.

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Boots & Ice Cream

October 19, 2015

The New England weather has turned. This weekend I had to put away my beloved sandals and search out my colder weather boots. Yesterday it even snowed a bit and it’s not even Halloween! The creamery closes October 30th, which prompted me to get my last licks in this weekend.

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Decorating For Halloween

October 17, 2015

I love adding little holiday touches with each holiday that comes during the year. Here are some skeleton clothes pins that I picked up ages ago. I decided to set them up on a ledge by my front door.

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Pumpkin Plates

October 11, 2015

I picked up four of these cute pumpkin plates today. They’re adorable.

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Halloween Pumpkins

October 31, 2014

A knife and a melon baller are all you need to make this Halloween “Boo!” decoration idea using pumpkins.

What You Need:

4 Pumpkins

1 Melon Baller

Petroleum Jelly

Votive Candles, Tea Lights or Small Flashlights

How To Make It:

Cut a smallish lid off of each pumpkin and scoop seeds from pumpkins.

Sketch letter of word B-O-O=! on the four pumpkins.

Using melon baller create dots that make up the letters B-O-O.

Using a knife cut out the exclamation point.

Brush all cut edges of pumpkins with petroleum jelly to prevent them from drying out.

Line pumpkins up on your porch or wherever you would like to display them. It’s best to use candles for pumpkins you display outdoors, and small flight lights when decorating indoors. 

Always supervise and help young children when they are working with sharp materials. 

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