Happy Halloween! To celebrate, today I have ghost breakfast for you:
Just kidding! Don’t worry, I wouldn’t do that to you!
(By the way, I have no idea what’s up with that retro pink and orange background.)
Today’s recipe is actually an oil-free, vegan granola made with a secret ingredient for some extra crunch. Can you guess what it is?
If you guessed ‘quinoa’, you’re right!
Well, sort of – I think the cat’s out of the bag when it comes to quinoa in granola. Oh well, it’s still exciting to me! I prefer to add just a ¼ cup of quinoa to my granola, as I find anything more than that overpowering. Nothing should overshadow those wonderful oats!
Last week I talked (wrote?) about the history of Halloween. This week, it’s all about the random madness of Halloween – or, if you prefer – Halloween’s mad randomness.
So, did you know….
Halloween is BIG business for the candy people
Americans, on average, purchase 600 million pounds of candy for Halloween (per year). Apparently, that’s equivalent to 16 billion fun-size Snickers bars or 158 trillion candy corn ‘kernels’
That’s also equivalent to about $2 billion!
Halloween is the second most commercial holiday. The first? Christmas.
Halloween can be scarier than you think
A fear of Halloween is called Samhainophobia.
Beware of the owls!
In Medieval Europe, it was believed that owls were witches. Hearing an owl’s call meant that someone was about to die (but who?)…