HUESOS DE SANTO
On All Saints Day, Spanish families visit their loved ones in the cemeteries, keeping vigil throughout the evening, saying prayers for the dead. Family burial plots are cleaned and tended, and graves are adorned with gladiolas, chrysanthemums, and roses. Bone-shaped pastries called Saint's Bones, or the Bones of the Holy, are baked and shared in honor of the souls in Purgatory, and to remind us of those who no longer share our repast, but with whom we one day hope to be reunited with again.
Orange-glazed cake, dotted with anise seed, and filled with custard, set beside a bouquet of celebratory funeral flowers.
This one has potential. I'm not so sure about the funeral flowers but I'm willing to give it a try. If one gets bumped though, this will probably be it.
Terminal sugar rush. A little goblin's candy bag, upended.
Smushed candy corn, rock candy dust, marshmallow gunk, strawberry goo, spun blue sugar, globs of salt water taffy, and lint.
This one, if it's good, I will probably order a second bottle of. Though, realistically, I know that I probably have enough BPAL to last me my whole life.
SUGAR SKULL 2008
Vibrant with the joy and sweetness of life in death! A blend of five sugars, lightly dusted with candied fruits.
I loved this last year so I'll get a least one bottle this year. If I love this year's as much, perhaps a second.
From the Pumpkin Patch:
Pumpkin with mango, persimmon, coconut, and myrrh.
Pumpkin with pink grapefruit, lemon verbena, yuzu, lime, parsley, and mint.
The mint might throw this one off for me, though the rest of it sounds really nice.
Pumpkin with cranberry, strawberry, red musk, red rose, rosehip, frankincense, fig, jasmine, and carnation.
The flower notes in this might not suit me either but these pumpkin blends are usually so fabulous it might just work.
From the Sleepy Hollow subseries:
Another of his sources of fearful pleasure was, to pass long winter evenings with the old Dutch wives, as they sat spinning by the fire, with a row of apples roasting and spluttering along the hearth, and listen to their marvelous tales of ghosts and goblins, and haunted fields, and haunted brooks, and haunted bridges, and haunted houses, and particularly of the headless horseman, or galloping Hessian of the Hollow, as they sometimes called him. He would delight them equally by his anecdotes of witchcraft, and of the direful omens and portentous sights and sounds in the air, which prevailed in the earlier times of Connecticut; and would frighten them woefully with speculations upon comets and shooting stars; and with the alarming fact that the world did absolutely turn round, and that they were half the time topsy-turvy!
Dried orange peels floating in simmering cider, roasted apples, smoldering firewood, chimney smoke, sassafras beer, warm hawthorn wood, and oakmoss.
I really need to sell some of the stuff I don't want. I have a lot of LEs that I could get photos and descriptions of if anyone had an interest. Ebaying is so iffy and I'm intimidated by the bpal boards. Which is why I still have most of it.