Favorites October 2015

October 27th, 2015 No Comments

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It’s been an incredible fall, brilliant leaves and sunny days hovering right around 70 degrees.  Last week gave us the first drizzly gray day we’ve had in weeks and it was almost a relief—I can handle only so many perfectly cheery sunny days before I crave some good gloomy gray to balance it out.  We need that low-pressure system once in a while to bring us down to earth.

The end of October brings many things (including gray drizzly days), but to me it means a totally geeked-out weekend of Lord of the Rings movie marathon with two of my sisters.  We eat sausages, bacon, squash, dark beer (gf!) and lembas bread.  If you’re going to geek out it might as well be tasty!

 

That beautiful pink wrapper in the corner is a Lakkrís and Sea Salt Chocolate Bar by Omnom (Iceland).

Taste notes: Creamy caramelised chocolate spiced with raw Persian liquorice and finished with sprinkles of sea salt, harvested from the West Fjords of Iceland, by Saltverk. 

It was phenomenal (thanks Jean!). 

 

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Beautiful lembas hearts made by my sister Alice.

She used a Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Shortbread mix with almond extract added, then brushed some of them with egg white to help hold it together.  Adding whey powder would bring up the protein boost, and make it more authentic (of course).

Details for those of you interested in nerdy recipes.  Tasty nerdy recipes, that is.

 

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Elves couldn’t have done better…check out this post for more of Alice’s lembas art.  Not to mention it’s a darn good soup recipe.

 

 

“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.” 

~George Carlin

 

Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

Favorites October 2015

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These will get you in the holiday spirit

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Dia de Todos los Santos in Guatemala—keep watching to see the kites 

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Chocolate skulls…for the season

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Want to live here 

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Seasons Greetings….Dancing SkeletonHaunted House;

Lumiére‘s Le Squelette Joyeux 1897; Mummies; ooooo and Michael Jackson.

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Chocolate and ginger anyone?

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These sisters rock!

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Dead Words

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Fabulous rugs

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Life is Beautiful 

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and an extra bonus for all you LOTR geeks living among us, we know you’re out there…

Viva la geeks! 

 

 

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