It’s Still Halloween After All

This year an unexpected (and definitely unwelcome) guest decided to show up in our neck of the woods: Hurricane Sandy.

Sandy brought wreckage, misery and devastation to coastal New England and more in general to the East Coast of the United States, in which regard our hearts go out to all those who suffered losses, damages or worse as a result.

And yet, we could not let Sandy ruin our daughter’s plans to somehow celebrate Halloween, considering especially that Sandy caused the Halloween Parade to be canceled and made trick or treating tonight highly unlikely due to widespread power losses, dangling electrical wires and plenty of fallen trees. So, I at least made for her my personal take of Halloween treats: peach and apricot crostata with pumpkin decorations and blueberry/blackberry mini tarts! Plus, my daughter wanted to add her personal touch, which she described in her words as “a candy salad”! 🙂

Happy Halloween to all the kids out there from all of us at Flora’s Table!

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About Francesca

I am a cook and the founder and art director of Flora's Table, the fine cooking and wine blog. Check us out at www.florastable.com :-)
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12 Responses to It’s Still Halloween After All

  1. Ilaria says:

    I’m very happy to see these fantastic photos. This means you are getting well after all!
    I hope to eat some of your creations very soon…
    A special kiss from Ila.

  2. I hope you’re recovering OK after all the wreckage. We’ve been getting heaps of coverage on it over here in Australia and it looks horrible. Glad you found a nice way to celebrate Halloween amongst it all, and these look great!

    • Francesca says:

      Thank you very much for your thoughtful comment: Sandy has been pretty bad, but I have to say we have been fairly lucky in comparison to other areas (even in our own town) that have been hit so horribly. 49% of the people in town are still without power: quite unbelievable.
      Thank you also for your nice words re our “in-house treats”! 🙂

      • Anna says:

        Ciao Chicca,sono Anna la mamma di Ila è un piacere contattarti anche se virtualmente.Faccio a te e tuo marito i più sentiti complimenti per la vostra creatività.Oggi parlando con ila ho rivissuto alcuni momenti che mi hanno commossa,via Luca Signorelli,la tazzina incrinata,la casa incasinata,il frigo sempre vuoto,la cagnolina neve e voi a testa bassa a studiare,come eravate piccole e tenere,io credo che la vostra sia una vera e autentica amicizia ed io…………..all’improvviso mi sono sentita vecchia .Come stà la tua bambina,i tuoi?Vorrei farti tante domande ma le rimando al prossimo messaggio,in quanto non sò nemmeno se ti arriverà questo, sai la vecchia generazione con la tecnologia…….. Per ora ti mando un bacio e a presto.

      • Francesca says:

        Cara Anna,
        che bello ricevere il Suo messaggio. La ringrazio per i complimenti. Significano molto per me.
        La abbraccio forte forte.
        Chicca

  3. I love this! So halloween-y!! And the owl candlesticks are brilliant!! 😀

  4. Irene says:

    Those little tarts are just the cutiest thing!

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