Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.

As I share recipes and information from my kitchen, I invite readers to comment and share ideas along with me in this blog. I am looking to increase followers to my blog, so that I may learn more about cooking and gardening.

Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

angel food cakes

angel food cakes
this kitchen is seasoned with love

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

halloween candy for the table

since we had made a trip to the old fashioned candy store in bay city last week, i had a nice selection of Halloween candy that was calling out for a creative display.

using chemistry glassware and beakers, i have the candy arranged.  black and orange gumdrops, peanut butter chews wrapped in orange and black paper, sugared pumpkins, black shoestring licorice, Godiva caramels wrapped in orange paper, and Reece's pieces each in their own chemistry container sitting on a circular serving tray.  i used orange ribbon and wove the ribbon easily around the beakers to provide added color and interest.

placed near my favorite wooden spider, the treats are very welcoming on my kitchen sideboard.

halloween tea

the republic of tea offers a few special flavors of tea for each season.  this year, i tried pumpkin spice and hot apple cider tea.  both of these flavors are the essence of fall and Halloween.

while i have been getting ready for the door to door trick or treaters tonight, i have been enjoying my pumpkin spice tea all day.  it is a blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves and has a wonderful relaxing aroma. the chill of the day has been taken away as i enjoy every sip.

the can says that adding a splash of milk to the tea will transform the tea into pumpkin pie in a cup. sounds amazing.

even if you are just a coffee drinker, i encourage trying these tea blends.  happy Halloween.