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Food

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. 

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Perspectives

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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Open Thread

This Weekend Open Thread is Buying Discount Candy

The day after Halloween is where it’s at, people.

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: It’s Halloween!

Greetings, unicorns. It’s All Hallow’s Eve and Samhain. I hope you have your blanket ready to keep you warm while you look for the Great Pumpkin tonight. 

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Food

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 […]

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Persephone Birthday

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?

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Open Thread

Top Five Tuesday: Halloween Candy

I considered doing something less cliché, but in the end my love of candy won out. What were/are your favorite treats to find in your trick-or-treat sack?

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Bodies

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 […]

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: I Want Candy

What’s your favorite candy?

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Movie Candy

Good morning(ish), and Happy Friday! Anyone going to see a movie this weekend? If so…what will you be snacking upon?

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The Frisky Feminist

From the Archives: Projectile Candy Beads and Flaccid Taffy

We’ll be back to answer all your burning questions next week, but this week we take a look back at one of your favorite “we try it so you don’t have to” posts: taking Cosmo’s advice on incorporating candy into your sex.

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Food

Quick and Easy Toffee Bars

I’m sharing all of my family favorite holiday cookie recipes with you in these last few weeks of the year! But by far, my mom’s toffee bars are the quickest and easiest of my top three. If you have the most basic of baking ingredients in the house, you can whip them up in a […]

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Lunchtime Poll

LTP: 12/20

Do you do Advent Calendars?

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Food

The Beggars’ Banquet: Peppermint Bark As Good As Its Bite

So, normally when I write about food for Persephone, I think to myself, “What have I been eating a lot of lately?” And then I write about that. Unfortunately for you (or perhaps not-so-unfortunately), all I have been eating lately is metric tons of peppermint bark.

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Lunchtime Poll

LTP 9/2/11

After plowing through a pack of Twizzlers, I find myself wondering – What’s your favorite candy?  Or if you don’t care for sweets, what it your treat of choice?