It's One Hour To Go until our first Halloween Ghosts Walk of 2014 kicks off… after which it's BACK TO NORMAL (!) with our blog.
To get the ball rolling, here's Foodie Ann, who's leading her Foodies London Walk tomorrow morning at 10:45a.m from Embankment Station…
If we survive tonight, that is… (Woo-ha-ha, a-woo-ha-ha-ha!)*
“It’s Halloween, the scariest night of the year. Witches and ghosts are abroad, not to mention small children trick or treating. A more ancient tradition is bobbing for apples – lean over a bowl of water and try to catch an apple with your teeth. Once you’ve caught your apple, sit in front of the mirror eating it by candlelight, and a vision of your future husband will appear over your shoulder… maybe.
Halloween also means pumpkins. When you’ve succeeded in hollowing out your pumpkin lantern, what are you going to do with the middle? Here are a few suggestions.
Boil or steam, mash, then use to stuff ravioli. Make a pumpkin risotto. Bake with tomatoes and cooked cannellini beans, or with cream and sage, or with sausages. Pumpkin soup. Candied pumpkin. Roast pumpkin with garlic and ginger, or with Indian spices. And you can always make pumpkin pie, and pretend it’s Thanksgiving.
(* Spooky Laughter)
A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.