Fang-Tastic Recipes and Halloween Tales…

Halloween is just a few days away now so I am sure you have all got your decorations up and your food made or planned…

Firstly I have a recipe for some lovely allergy free mummies as I know many people have peanut allergies and this lady has recipes and tips if you have allergies. So please pop over to her blog and have a look…

allergy free mumie bars

Don’t they look cute?

Last week I posted a recipe for a satay sauce and was asked if I had an alternative recipe for anyone who has a nut allergy…

My research came up with a recipe that used sunflower seed butter…instead of peanut butter.

Sunflower seeds are healthier, the butter is easy to make at home just like peanut butter and tahini  about 10 mins and you have a lovely seed butter.

Once your butter is made you can now make a lovely nut-free satay sauce…

  • 1 tbsp sunflower seed butter
  • 1 shallot
  • 1/4-1 red chilli
  • 1/4 tin coconut milk
  • 2tsp tamarind juice

Saute the shallot and chilli in a little olive oil until soft then add the tamarind, sunflower seed butter and the coconut milk stir and cook on a low heat for 5-10 mins then leave to cool.

Your nut-free satay sauce is ready to use…

Did you know??? 

The next full moon occurs during Halloween this year…

The last Halloween that had a full moon was in 2001 and the next full moon on Halloween after this tear (2020) won’t occur until 2039.

Do you know ?? 

In the correct spelling of the word Halloween, where is the apostrophe placed?

Between the two e’s (Hallowe’en)

Did you know?? 

 In what country was the first written account of children using the phrase “trick or treat” on Halloween?

Canada…Here is the line from the newspaper:

The youthful tormentors were at back door and front demanding edible plunder by the word “trick or treat” to which the inmates gladly responded and sent the robbers away rejoicing.

“‘Trick or Treat’ Is Demand,” Herald (Lethbridge, Alberta), November 4, 1927, p. 5, dateline Blackie, Alberta, Nov. 3.

A Halloween Cocktail.  this awesome tipple a Spicy Mexican Michelada which is similar to Bloody Mary ( my fave) but made with beer and clam juice…

Some stores sell just clam juice and some sell a mixture of clam juice and tomato juice…either will do but for a truly Mexican one clam juice plus tomato juice is a tad better…

Some more Halloween Trivia...

The round orange pumpkins that are used for most jack o’ lanterns today are native to what continent?

North America…The oldest pumpkin-related seeds were found in Mexico and were dated to sometime between 7000 and 5500 BC.

 What was the most popular Halloween costume for pets in 2020?

dog halloween costumes -2832245_640

Pumpkin…Next up was a hot dog, undoubtedly the top pick for dachshund owners. That Dobie looks less than impressed. Third were characters from Super Heros, followed by the bumblebee, then ghosts, and witches ( that bulldog doesn’t look impressed either does he….lol

In the Middle Ages, why were so many mummies bought and sold?


To be ground into medicine…Mummies were ground up during the middle ages to make medicine because they were thought to have healing properties.

After the Middle Ages, the buying and selling of mummies remained popular. During the 17th and 18th century mummies were used to make a type of paint called mummy brown or mummia.

I hope you have enjoyed this post and if you are having a Halloween party this weekend then stay safe and enjoy xxx

I hope you are enjoying these Fang-Tastic Halloween posts and please if you have any tried and tested Halloween recipes I will post them and credit you so please let me have them…xxx

That’s all for this Today…Halloween is next Saturday so I may just pop a random last Halloween special with Halloween recipes and tales sometime next week…xx

About Carol Taylor:

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients that I cook with have to improve our health and wellbeing.

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

Thank you for reading I hope you all have a great week xxx

22 thoughts on “Fang-Tastic Recipes and Halloween Tales…

  1. Pingback: CarolCooks2…weekly roundup 25th October -31st October 2020… Recipes( nut free), Health, Whimsy, Halloween and Loy Krathong…… | Retired? No one told me!

  2. Markus + Micah

    I guess people ran out of mummies so the paint has to be made from something else? Haha! Thank you for all the trivia. They were fun to read. Also, I first read the title as treats instead of tales. Then I was so happy to see food immediately. Super interested in the satay sauce. We love it very much!

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  3. lssattitudeofgratitude

    Fun info. Halloween will not be the same this year. No trick or treating allowed. I am going to the grandkids to deliver a bag of goodies, candy, chips, cookies, books, toys, etc. because they don’t get to go out. No hugs, masks on. Safety first.

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