A Hallowe’en bite-sized boast


30 Oct A Hallowe’en bite-sized boast


I was going to post about Hallowe’en candy. Yawn…

But then I learned that my Tuesday post for Accidental Hedonist made Reuters UK Lifestyle News. Go ahead. Click both links. You’ll see I’m not lying.

I’d like to believe it’s my lively writing, but I’m beginning to suspect it’s more the fact I mentioned Cheryl Sternman Rule. I’ve blogged about her twice at AH, and both times the piece got picked up by Reuters. Coincidence? I think not!

In case you’re wondering about the photo, that’s not wasabi on crackers. It’s a white bean spread loaded with cilantro. For those who love this herb as much as I do, check out Cheryl’s made-with-me-in-mind recipe here.

For those who think cilantro tastes like soap, here’s some candy. And yes, when I eat my Smarties, I eat the red ones last.

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  • Julia Rosien
    Posted at 12:10h, 30 October Reply

    Charmian, I’m not sure which you should be more excited about – all the attention or the recipe. Either way, I’d say this week ranks right up there with, say, Christmas?

  • cheryl
    Posted at 13:28h, 30 October Reply

    I send you virtual flowers for the continued shout-outs.

    And if I send you all my red smarties, will you send me all your peanut butter cups?

  • Christie's Corner
    Posted at 14:19h, 30 October Reply

    Julia, I’m actually more excited about the recipe since it’s a first. And yup, it ranks up there with Christmas, hence the red dish.

    Cheryl, I will send you my peanut butter cups only if you give me your Snickers. There aren’t enough red smarties in a package to make the deal worthwhile otherwise. :-)

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 21:37h, 30 October Reply

    Way to go oh brilliant sister!!
    By the way I loved the Smarties insert (and not just because of my name). Now I will have the jingle in my head all night, but don’t worry I’ll get even. I’ll sing you “it’s A Small World After All” on you next visit.
    Cilantro does taste like soap – good descriptor.

  • Dana McCauley
    Posted at 22:34h, 30 October Reply


    My tongue is colour blind. I eat my Smarties in no particular order. Are there special doctors who can help me?

  • Christie's Corner
    Posted at 12:13h, 31 October Reply

    Oh no, Robin! Not the Disney jingle. The only known way to get rid of its haunting refrain is to sing the original Hockey Night in Canada theme song. Not sure if the new one will work, but I’ll give it a try.

    Dana, there is no discernible taste difference between the colours, but I do believe the order in which you eat Smarties affects your chakras. If you don’t eat the red ones last, you won’t be grounded. It’s the only way to balance out the hyperactivity brought on by the sugar.

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