November is harvest time and we’ll be talking about delicious fall vegetables and hardy fall soups.
We also honor our veterans for their service and we celebrate Thanksgiving and the contributions of Indigenous peoples.
November 13 is World Kindness Day and we have a few ideas for making it a special day.
It’s Movember – we’ll be taking a look at all those mustaches out there and the Movember Foundation that’s working to improve men’s health one mustache at a time. The Movember Foundation is a global organization committed to men’s health issues – prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
Linda Cahill, Orlando Bartro. Jim O’Brien, Terry Kish, Corey Flynn and Gail Neustadt will all be back with interesting articles. I’ll have more book recommendations and reviews and yes, there will be a quiz.
Please join me in welcoming Tanya Bashor of Gypsy Artistry.
She will be sharing some decorating tips and easy projects for the upcoming holidays.
See you next month!
Answers to the October 2018 Quiz
Identify the country of origin for these candies.
1. Cranky – a maltier version of a Nestle crunch bar – South Korea
2. Yataiman Gyoza – a treat modeled after vegetable dumplings – the candies are accompanied by a layer of sugary banana flavored dough to wrap around the chocolate or jelly bean treat - Japan
3. Putsch Praliner – looks like an America nonpareil, but lightly flavored with butter and rum – Sweden
4. Mr Fizzy – think pop rocks on steroids – Ukraine
5. Van Slooten Flowers & Butterflies - sugared licorice in the shape of a daisy, sunflower, tulip, or butterfly – The Netherlands
6. Haribo Ingwer-Zitrone Gummi – a lemon ginger flavored gummy bear – Germany
7. Krembanen – chocolate covered gel and banana cream- Norway
8. Carambar Caramel a caramel bar that comes complete with incredibly corny jokes that are loved by the people of this country – France
9. Alicja Cream Fudge – cream fudge with the taste and consistency of dulce de leche - Poland
10. Jet Bar – a chocolate bar that comes with dinosaur stickers – Colombia
11. Elite Popping Milk Chocolate – described as a Dove chocolate bar full of Pop Rocks – Israel
12. Violetas – sugarcoated natural violets – Spain
13. Violet Crumble – honeycomb deliberately spun into a fragile candy that breaks easily – Australia
14. Lucas Salsaghetti – chewy watermelon gummy noodles dusted with tamarind sauce – Mexico
15. Beacon Liquorice Allsorts – a bag of different flavors of licorice in different shapes sizes and colors – South Africa
16. HongYuan Guava Hard Candy – a guava flavored hard candy much like a Lifesaver or Jolly Rancher – China
17. Neneng Durian Bar – some people claim the scent of a durian is similar to the odor of a natural gas leak, but once you get past it, durians are sweet and creamy like a custard – Philippines
18. Keshia Coca Candy – this candy is illegal in the United States because its made from the coca leaf which cocaine is also made from. Peru
19. Chimes Ginger Mango Chews – stone ground ginger from the foot of a volcano helps give this candy its special potency - Indonesia
20. Fazer Tyrkisk Peber - a spicy and salty licorice – Finland
21. Kopico Mini Coffee – a small hard rock of sweetened coffee flavored candy – Thailand
22. Palm Sugar candy – sold at roadside stands this candy is without preservatives and must be eaten quickly – Cambodia
23. Cadbury Wunderbar – a peanut caramel experience – Canada
24. Pascal Pineapple lumps – sweet pineapple and chocolate morsels – New Zealand