In the spirit of the cold, dark nights drawing in, acknowledging that the clocks have ticked back and having let go of the last embers of summer, I thought this post would be apt.
Halloween not only unearths the ghosts and ghouls, but also provides us with pumpkin carving. What better than to be creative and carve an eery face and make a wonderful creation. So as not to waste the insides of your pumpkin, I wanted to point you to an earlier post of mine for Spicy Butternut Squash Soup which you can find here. It’s a delicious autumnal recipe that can be used with pumpkin instead of butternut squash if you prefer.
To accompany the dish and drawing on the mystical air that always surrounds Halloween and Bonfire Night, I have been enchanted by a new wine called Apothic Red. It is devilishly branded, intriguing in its deep, red label and tantalises you to ‘Discover Your Dark Side.’
The flavours it presents are a fruity hue of black cherry and blueberries with a sweet enough touch, but this is counterbalanced by the mild chocolate and oak flavours. It’s a wonderfully rich complement to a simple and spicy dish. It is a deliciously unique taste and not only helps you cope with the fast approaching winter blues but also is a real treat. Definitely no tricks here.
To find out more information visit http://www.apothic.com/ - it can be found in most supermarkets.