Happy Halloween!

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Hope your Halloween is a scream!

Read the entire article ‘DIY Guy – Pumpkin Patch’ in Issue 10 of Dabble.

Dabble Digs Halloween

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The season of tricks, treats, and frightful fun is almost here and we are digging these Halloween accessories from Alessi.

Featured Image: Reminiscent of the dark shadows of All Hallow’s Eve, the La Stanza dello Scirocco Tea Light Holder, designed by Mario Trimarchi, is a great way to add some spookiness to your Halloween decor.

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Designed by Massimo Giacon, the Spiritosona Bottle Stopper is a haunting temptress that creates a secure seal ensuring your wine stays fresh until your next glass.
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The Minou Purse Hook by Frederic Gooris is one black cat you don’t have to be afraid of!

Pumpkin DIY

Originally aired on Cityline.ca in November 2012.

Boo-Berry Bats over Blue Moons

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Who says Halloween is only about pumpkins? Why not make a ghoulish dessert with fresh BC Blueberries? Try making these delicious dessert ‘sandWITCHes.’

Ingredients

12 oz frozen blueberries, divided (about 2 1/4 cups total)
…“ cup + 1 tbsp sugar, divided
1 tbsp cornstarch
Pinch salt
1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
2 drops red food colouring
1 drop yellow food colouring
1 loaf frozen pound cake, thawed (10.75 oz)
1 tsp confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions
In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil. Add 2 cups of the blueberries; return to a boil. Cook until liquid is released from fruit, about 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a cup, combine …“ cup of the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add to blueberries in saucepan, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens, about 1 minute. Spoon into a bowl; cover and chill.
In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese, the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar, and food colouring; set aside.
Cut a thin layer off the top and bottom of the pound cake. Cut the pound cake into 4 thick horizontal slices. Working with 1 slice, use a 4′ bat-shaped cookie cutter to cut out 2 bats. From the same slice, use a 1/2′ half-moon shaped cutter to cut our 4 half moons.Repeat with the remaining cake slices.
Carefully spread 4 bats and 8 moons with cream cheese mixture. Press the remaining 1/4 cup blueberries into cream cheese, covering with remaining bat and moon shapes, forming sandwiches.
In a cup, combine confectioner’s sugar and cocoa; through a strainer, lightly sprinkle over sandwiches.
Spread blueberry sauce on 4 serving plates to form a ‘sky background’. Arrange 1 bat and two moons on each plate, serve.

Serves 4

For more recipes using BC Blueberries, visit: BC Blueberry

Pumpkin Patch DIY

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Cast a spell on Halloween with these devilishly-dyed doily-covered pumpkins. The eerie display is — to die for.

Follow the DIY Guy’s 5 easy steps to create your own earily beautiful entrance this holiday season.

Read the entire article ‘DIY Guy – Pumpkin Patch’ in Issue 10 of Dabble.