I hope you all enjoyed your ghoulies and ghosties and things that go bump in the night. Here it was raining pretty hard most of the day so I think that put off a lot of trick or treaters. The women who were manning the table downstairs Had had very few visitors although I saw lots of adults tucking in. Matt went to the liquor store and the grocery store and they had a few people dressed up. At the bowling alley they had some challenged kids bowling for a while and several of them were dressed up.
Talking of bowling, Matt bowled up a storm when it didn’t particularly matter. I didn’t do too badly, but nothing like he did. As an added bit of fun we were all playing Snakes and Ladders and out of the three games (a quarter a time) Matt won once and then I won the second time. So we made a big profit, at least $4 I think. The friend who’s arm I had been twisting to come to the Travel League with us did join us, I was so pleased. I think she enjoyed herself. The alley we went to in New Hamburg is actually quite small, they only have about 8 lanes, but its a nice little house. Of course we got our doughnuts.
It’s a bit late for a Hallowe’en cocktail, but this also has ties to bowling so what could be more suitable for me. I haven’t posted a cocktail in a while either.
The HirshfieldContributed by Cocktails 2008
Makes 1 drink
This bar and bowling alley partners serious, classically prepared cocktails with fun, light-hearted drinks like this homage to Leo Hirshfield, creator of the Tootsie Roll, one of America's first penny candies.
|© Wendell T. Webber|
- 1 orange wedge
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 ounces chocolate vodka
- 1/2 ounce vanilla vodka
- 1/2 ounce dark crème de cacao
- 1/4 ounce Grand Marnier
- 1 orange twist
- Moisten half of the outer rim of a martini glass with the orange wedge and coat lightly with cocoa powder. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the twist and shake well. Strain into the prepared martini glass and garnish with the orange twist.
I have spices that are almost 30 years old. Perhaps I should toss them?ReplyDelete
Technically I suppose you should, but I always figure if they smell OK then I use them. If you are going to cook them it will be OK anyway.Delete
We haven't had kids come to our door for years. It's rather sad.ReplyDelete
Yes it is. Do you live in the country?Delete
We don't either, Alex. And I do miss the little guys.Delete
It is one of my first memories of Canada, I landed a couple of days before Hallowe'enDelete
That drink sounds good.ReplyDelete
I grow what spices I can. I wish I could do more.
I live in the country so no trick or treaters.
Grow spices? Do you mean herbs or are you actually growing spices?
I grow cilantro and I harvest the seeds also to grind for coriander. So that is herb/spice. Most of the rest are herbs like parsley,basil, oregano, dill, Next year I want to try cumin. If I could grow turmeric, I would. I don't live in the right climate though.Delete
Never really thought of coriander as a spice. Not sure why not. We grow a few herbs on our balcony every year, but nothing else. Not the right climate here certainly.Delete
I heard the report about the spices on the radio the other morning. Kind of disturbing even though I don't keep too many spices on hand. I do like a lot of spices in my food though.ReplyDelete
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You're right it is disturbing Lee. But they say if they are cooked it should be OK. It's people - like my hubby - that use raw spices who are at risk I gather.Delete
The vodka drink sounds very good. Will make one tonight and share with hubby. Too strong for one person.ReplyDelete
I would drink it on my own, but slowly.Delete