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October 08, 2018
A traditional Irish turnip Jack-o'-lantern from the early 20th century. Photographed at the Museum of Country Life, Ireland. Source: Wikipedia.
You can protect your home by warding off Jack and other evil spirits on Halloween by illuminating your porch with the glow of your own Jack O’ Lantern. Here are some links to get you started:
Free pumpkin carving stencils:
Pumpkin seeds make an amazing snack. My favorite way to eat them is to roast them lightly in olive oil on a baking sheet in the oven and sprinkle with cumin. Here are more ideas.
History of the Pumpkin:
Learn more about pumpkins from origination and cultivation in Central America, to its travels across Europe, and now to its association with Halloween.