Pumpkin Carving Tips

Pumpkin Carving Tips

  1. Don’t cut out the top of the pumpkin to scoop out seeds. Cut out the bottom instead. This way, the pumpkin doesn’t cave in on itself and it lasts longer. Also, you can just set the pumpkin over a lit candle or light without having to stick your hand inside.
  2. Sprinkle some cinnamon inside the pumpkin after carving. The heat from the light or candle will make it smell like pumpkin pie.

Mythical Beasts of Europe Poster

Here’s a fun & free PDF poster with a description and picture of some of Europe’s most famous (and some unknown) mythical creatures.

Mythical Beasts of Europe poster

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Here’s what’s on the poster:

  • Alp – Germany
  • Banshee – Ireland
  • Basilisk – British Isles
  • Black Shuck – England
  • Ceasg – Scotland
  • Cerberus – Greece
  • Chimera – Greece
  • Dames Blanches – France
  • Dragon – Europe
  • Fenrir – Scandinavia
  • Herne the Hunter – England
  • Kelpie – Scotland
  • La Guia Xica – Spain
  • Medusa – Greece
  • Pegasus – Greece
  • Phoenix – Greece
  • Unicorn – Greece
  • Valkyrie – Scandinavia
  • Vodnick – Czech Republic
  • Xana – Spain


Irish Soda Bread Muffins

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Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, here is an updated recipe for Irish Soda Bread muffins that you can bake & enjoy all year round! It features currents, orange zest and caraway seeds, and minimal sugar (1/4 cup for 12 muffins). Give it a try! Recipe makes 12 individual soda breads;┬ábest when served warm. Continue reading