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Pumpkins, decorations, trick-or-treating with my niece and nephew – I simply enjoy this American tradition. And this year, I’ve even invested in a true Halloween costume.

In Europe, Halloween has grown tremendously over the past 20 years, and I must admit, I’ve loved it ever since. So, of course, we are having a Halloween party tonight with my niece and nephew as the guests of honor. I just love their childish enthusiasm and they are simply the best excuse for me to go a little crazy with my house decorations and scary outfits.

Did you know that the world’s largest pumpkin was in fact grown in Europe, in Belgium, to be precise? It weighs the same as a small car – that’s crazy big. Guess the small pumpkins from my garden are not much in comparison. I’m just pleased I managed to grow pumpkins. And today, they will be used as jack-o'-lanterns and for tonight’s pumpkin soup.

With an umami-rich, organic beef stock, my home-grown pumpkins and a little bit of cream, I’m expecting to be able to create a powerful pumpkin soup that’s nurturing and comforting – even for ghosts and vampires. And, of course, the soup must be sprinkled with crusty bacon on top.

For the trick-or-treats, we’ve made the most delicious chocolate bites and fruit-and-honey bars. They are made purely of quality ingredients with no artificial additives – and they taste amazing!

One thing is for certain, Halloween is a wonderful tradition, and I’m already looking forward to next year’s festivities.

Wishing you a fun and spooky Halloween filled with lots of yummy treats!


About the author



My name is Essie, I live in the outskirts of Oslo in Norway with my 5-year-old corgi Eddie.

I work as a blogger and journalist.

Main interest:

  • My cutie of a dog; Eddie
  • Traveling the world learning more about food and culture


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