The veil is thin, the pumpkins are spicy, and Witchy Kitchen is two years old!
I have been crazy about Halloween ever since I was a little girl, so much so my parents painted my room orange. I’ve always loved this spooky time of year, the stories, the ghosties, the ghoulies, but this year I am seeing it with new eyes.
Witchy Zoeya and her familiar, Quentin.
I took my little witchy Zoeya trick-or-treating for the first time tonight. She was stinky cute. At the first house she knocked on the door, and when they opened it she walked right in. After a couple of houses she got the hang of it. “I have a candy collection!” she exclaimed (at school they’ve been “collecting” leaves and acorns). “Let’s go to that house and collect some more candy!” We trick-or-treated all the way to the crazy creepy neighborhood haunted house that had every exposed inch of yard covered in gore, and then scurried home in the cold with our goodies. Zoeya savored a pack of grape Nerds one by one for 15 long minutes.
Ooh, I think I caught a couple of ghosts in this pic!
Two years ago today I started blogging, and I made Pumpkin Quesadillas. I made them again today, but with my own recipe. I must say they were pretty bewitching.
1 1/2 cup colby jack, grated
1 cup pureed pumpkin
1 clove garlic, grated
heaping tsp garam masala
heaping tsp paprika
10 small corn tortillas
Combine cheese, pumpkin, garlic, garam masala, paprika, and salt. Heat a skillet and warm a tortilla. Spread with cheese mixture and top with another tortilla. Cook a few minutes, flipping once, until the cheese is melty and the tortilla is crunchy.
Served with my Go-To Chili.
Halloween – or Samhain, rather – is the witches’ New Year, and it’s also a new year for Witchy Kitchen. I have lots of ideas for this year: cooking from (fiction) books and movies, our family’s continual green transformations, more kitchen to bath recipes, making all kinds of things from scratch, goofing around in the kitchen with Zoeya, and of course lots more delicious recipes.
Sometimes a witch, sometimes a princess.