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halloween

  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this witch’s hat. {sent by post from grammy and grandpa’s attic.} 2. the next size up in everyday favorites. {sent from mabo to two very excited kids.} 3. this lice kit. {yup. it’s…

    October 25, 2019 10 Comments
  • make-believe: a witchy gathering.

    It’s the time of year for gathering friends, lighting candles, piling bowls high with something decadent and filling, and hatching plans to dismantle the patriarchy once and for all. In reality, I made these…

    October 16, 2019 16 Comments
  • waste not: pumpkin seed brittle.

    Waste Not is a collaboration with my friend, Carrie King. The premise is simple: Carrie, a food writer and editor, shares a recipe highlighting at least one particular way that we can curb food waste.…

    October 29, 2018 6 Comments
  • decorative gourd season, et cetera.

    Just my annual reminder that seasonal decorations need not break the bank, your back, or the precious planet we live on. This year, as in other years, we opted for the edible and the…

    October 16, 2018 19 Comments
  • how to know it’s october.

    In oatmeal, cinnamon. On tablecloths, beeswax. In the crisper, apples. On stoops, pumpkins. In doorways, spiders. At bodegas, mums. On minds, costumes. Underfoot, leaves. Against fence posts, cornstalks. Near trash cans, honeybees. In pockets,…

    October 1, 2018 14 Comments
  • zero-waste halloween.

    We recycled Faye’s red ladybug in March. Five months post-Halloween and she was ready, so we removed the sparkly ribbon, folded the cardboard shell in two, and popped it into our recycle bin. Over the summer,…

    October 17, 2017 27 Comments
  • roasted squash seeds.

    I’m impartial when it comes to which winter squash to love best. I love them all. Mashed into purées, softened in broth and blended into soups and chowders, floating in rich bean chilis, stuffed and baked,…

    October 12, 2016 21 Comments
  • zero-waste decorations for fall.

    In any season, filling a house with reminders of the passing time and seasonal celebrations is a festive thing to do. Happily, it doesn’t need to require a special storage bin, lots of landfill-destined waste, or a decorating…

    October 10, 2016 38 Comments
  • pumpkin pie, the real deal.

    When you’re waiting for a storm, and before the power goes out, I can’t think of a better plan than to mix up a pie so that you can hunker down and feast on…

    October 29, 2012 24 Comments
  • make-believe: pumpkin carving.

    1. opinel knife set 2. punk’n ale 3. beeswax candles 4. hand drills 5. ice cream scoop 6. vintage harvest bowl I’ve lost my zeal for dressing up for Halloween these past few years…

    October 25, 2012 9 Comments