All posts filed under: Halloween

Meat Freak Halloween Burger at Stock Burger Co

Personally, I’m going to be staying firmly inside on Monday night. All the doors will be locked and the curtains shut, and something really really funny will be watched on the telly in an attempt to distract me from the possibility of being brutally attacked by killer clowns. I know some are braver than I and might be on the lookout for something spooky to eat before they hit the town, for them I have just the thing. Stock Burger are new to Brighton seafront as of this year, located right next to Holiday Inn. This October, they launched the Meat Freak – a delicious burger with a charcoal infused bun – to celebrate Halloween. The Stock team spent months working with local craft bakers perfecting the recipe for this bun, and it definitely does the trick (or treat.. badoom boom tsschh..). It’s almost cakey in texture, closer to a brioche than a regular bun, but it’s aesthetic effect was most impressive, it’s perfect for celebrating the scariest night of the year. The burger itself …

Is This Vegetable Halloweenier Than A Pumpkin?

I feel like it has real potential. I mean, purple and orange? Come on. That is so halloween. We’re talking about purple carrots, by the way. I got a few purple carrots in my Abel & Cole veg box this week, and it immediately struck me that they would be awesome for Halloweeny things. So I just sort of wanted to tell you about them, plant that idea in your mind too, you know? I’ve done a li’l bit of research on purple carrots and it turns out that purple is the original, proper carrot colour. Who knew? According to this internet situation, all carrots were purple before the 17th century. Did you know that? I had no idea. Why did they turn them orange? Purple is so much cooler? I have so many questions. Apparently they also have a “higher antioxidant capacity” than orange carrots. Do you know what that means? I don’t. The most important thing is, they taste good and they look kinda witchy, don’t you think? You could grate them, roast …

Chilli and Lime Pumpkin Seeds

If there’s one thing that’s universally linked to Halloween, it’s pumpkins. Oh, how I would have loved to write a post on pumpkin carving! Unfortunately, my unsteady hand and blunt kitchenware prevent me from having anything to show off about in that department. I can, however, provide you with a delicious recipe for flavoured pumpkin seeds. These are hot, sweet and sour – the perfect combination for the chilly season that’s now upon us. 1 cup (150g) pumpkin seeds zest of 1 lime juice of 1/2 a lime 1 tbsp chilli flakes 1 tsp dark muscovado sugar 1 tbsp olive oil Pre-heat your oven to Gas Mark 2 (conversions here) and grease and line a baking tray with baking parchment. Mix the sugar, olive oil, salt and lime juice together then use the mixture to coat the pumpkin seeds in a large bowl. Add the lime zest and chilli flakes then give everything a good stir to make sure all the seeds are evenly coated. Spread the seeds out on the baking tray as evenly …