The Persephone Magazine Halloween Candy Ranking

If you walk into any retail establishment between late August and October 31st, you’re sure to see tell-tale signs of Halloween. As I shelved shippers of candy at my muggle job yesterday, I began to rank my favorite Halloween candy.  Read More The Persephone Magazine Halloween Candy Ranking

About Black Pete

In the Netherlands, they celebrate Sinterklaas on December fifth, and every year there are critics about Zwarte Piet (Black Pete). When the international media picks it up, the Dutch are painted as Most Racist Ever. I hope I can explain the Dutch stance on this subject a little.

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Medieval Gingerbread, Perfect for a Modern Autumn

Medieval gingerbread is one of my specialties.

It’s very easy to make and produces a lot of end product to share with family and friends. It’s a sweet or confection, not a cookie/cake like modern gingerbread. And sticky. You can also shape it, so it can be an especially pretty dessert.

Pictures and recipe after the jump!

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Birthday Giveaway: Seattle Loves Persephone!

I am one of several Seattle/Western Washington Persephoneers, and I have to say, we do love P-Mag. How best to show some love except to participate in the birthday giveaway? Amirite? Read More Birthday Giveaway: Seattle Loves Persephone!

Trick or Treat: What is the Scariest Part of Halloween?

I know, I know seasonal blogs. We are all filled to the brim reading about Halloween, and it won’t be long before every other blogger and I will be writing about Thanksgiving and then Christmas and then a nice hiatus before we get to write about “The New Beginnings of Spring Tra La!”  But I really have a few things I want to say about Halloween. So please indulge me for just a few minutes. Read More Trick or Treat: What is the Scariest Part of Halloween?