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Samhain It’s an old word,  an old festival, and a time full of many old traditions, too.* Most everyone calls it Halloween, which is short for a “hallowed” or “holy” eve and it is celebrated from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November. Samhain (pronouced “sow-wen”) marks the passing of the harvest season (light) and the […]

Pumpkin Pie

Kate's Pumpkin Pie (Photo Credit: Stephen Gross)

Pumpkin Pie is a traditional part of every Thanksgiving table. Here is my take on the American classic with a slight tweak. (Recipe follows). I use lite coconut milk instead of cream or condensed milk. The texture and flavor is exceptional. For those who are Gluten Free, this recipe was included in the Nov/Dec 2011 […]

To Vodka or Not To Vodka, Part 1

5 Crust Experiment with Pumpkin Pie Filling

I spent most of one afternoon and evening this week testing out different variations of a Vodka Pie Crust recipe. It is one that I have heard of being used successfully and as I’m very interested in testing out all sorts of crust recipes atleast once, I gave it a go. There are a number […]