The thing I love about Halloween is the creativity it encourages. Pumpkin-carving, dressing up, making spooky cakes and biscuits and decorating the house with ghostly banners.
When I was growing up Halloween, trick-or-treating and all the sweet-eating it encouraged was very much viewed with suspicion in our lentil-eating household. I was never allowed to get involved in any way. Easter was the only time of year that I might get loads of sweet stuff to eat and even then I remember once (to my absolute horror) getting a carob Easter egg. If you’re wondering, it looks like chocolate and tastes vile. (more…)