What my degree in IPE didn't teach me about baking, DIY, fitness, and life…
Happy Halloween everybody! This is my third month participating in the Foodie PenPals programme and I have to say I love it more and more. I’ve met lots of fun bloggers, tried all sorts of foods I wouldn’t have otherwise, and gotten to be creative with interesting new ingredients (and I love the new blog button!). This month, my package is from Dana over at A Bite Of…. She’s a fellow ex-pat American and she lives in London. She sent me an awesome box. Here it is:
Wanna know what’s inside?
I really love how she included…
My Foodie PenPal assignment was Heather, who lives in Holland and blogs over Cloggie Central. She’s a travel writer with a lot of wit and style. Go check her out!
Here are a couple of bits of history for you. Halloween is derived from All Hallows’ Eve – the eve of All Saint’s Day. According to Wikipedia, by the 12th century it was a day of holy obligation. People would bake soul cakes and the poor (especially children) would go door to door collecting them (the origin of trick-or-treating?) In England the practice faded out during the reformation because it was considered “popish”. And Guy Fawkes night came to replace it. In the USA, the puritans maintained a strong opposition to the holiday. But eventually with the waves of Scottish and Irish immigrants, it gained popularity. I mean who can resist the candy – mountains and mountains of candy.
And now for some personal history:
Have a happy and safe Halloween! You’re never too old for costumes and candy =D