Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween from Holland! 2010 - drawing & treats.

drawing copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
Happy Halloween from Holland ~ 2010
Pen & Ink with watercolors in small Moleskine
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We're having a scary Halloween feast, are you? Booooooo, scream, I made a mashed potato ghost! :o) He was deliciously spooky. heh heh heh ;o)
photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
Potato Ghost

My homemade Witches' Fingers and Dirt Cupcakes certainly went down a "treat" too.
photo copyright Judith Nijholt-Strong
Halloween Treats - 2010

The candy spiders, on the cupcakes, are a special kind of licorice that is relished by the Dutch. It's called "salmiak drop" (salmiac licorice) , or zout drop (salty licorice) - they love this stuff (you know who you are... lol). My cat, Sacha, and I can't stand the taste! It has sort of an ammonia-like aftertaste (salmiac is ammonium chloride), ...ewww. But, I did love the spider shapes - purrrfect for Halloween. ;o)

Happy Halloween!
spiders or no spiders ...
:o)

Judy & Sacha (the cat)
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If you're curious about Salmiac licorice, read this article from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salty_liquorice
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