Yet another artfully constructed listening experience from DJ Bumbaclot.
Despite the decidedly un-scary and delightfully un-ironic viral video the title is referencing (as least, I’m pretty sure that’s what it’s referencing), this time he delivers a spooky and off-beat Halloween mix that might be just the thing to get you in the mood to celebrate a holiday on a BORING WEDNESDAY NIGHT. Living room dance party!
Need a little more inspiration? Try the recipes below for Witches Brew and Honey Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread.
DJ Bumbaclot GHOSTS ON GHOSTS ON GHOSTS
John Carpenter “Halloween Theme”
HEALTH “Triceratops (CFCF Remix)”
Bernard Herrmann “Flight” (from Psycho)
The Horrors “Shadazz”
Skream & Benga “Trapped In A Dark Bubble”
Pinch “Blow Out the Candle”
Walter/Wendy Carlos “Title Music from A Clockwork Orange”
Joy Division “Isolation”
Atoms For Peace “Default”
HEALTH “USA Boys”
These New Puritans “Three Thousand”
iTAL tEK “Archaic”
Nine Inch Nails “Closer”
Kanye West “Hell Of A Life”
My boyfriend and I had a handful of guests over on Saturday evening to celebrate the holiday with sweets, drinks, and a rousing game of celebrity. This recipe is from The Hairpin (Thanks, Sarah!) We were too lazy to make the hand, but toss in a couple ice cubs and the drink is still delicious (and easy).
Click here for how to make the frozen hand.
2 cups cranberry juice
1 1/2 liters ginger ale
1 1/2 liters sparkling apple cider (non-alcoholic)
1 liter vodka
6 gummi snakes candy
Pour in ginger ale, cranberry juice, vodka, and sparkling cider. Garnish with gummy snakes. Seriously, could it be easier? And we didn’t couldn’t even taste the vodka (yes/yikes).
Honey Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread
Yes, Halloween is typically about shoving your face full of candy and treats (and we did have jars of candy out for our guests), but we thought we’d provide a healthier alternative as well. I got this recipe a couple weeks ago at a “Wine and Wellness” event (don’t you wish you had thought of that?) hosted by a friend of mine and Christy LeMire of Waterside Wellness.
As I am a sucker for anything pumpkin – beer, breads, cakes, lattes – I couldn’t wait to try this one myself.
1/3 cup melted coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
1/2 cup honey
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp each of vanilla extract and baking soda
1/2 tsp each of salt, cinnamon, ginger
1/4 tsp each of nutmeg and allspice (or clove)
1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup of hot water
Optional: Turbinado (raw) sugar for sprinkling on top
Optional: 1/3 to 1/2 cup rinsed millet
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, beat oil and honey together.
Add eggs, and beat well.
Stir in pumpkin puree and vanilla, then the salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. Stir in flour, just until combined. If you’re adding millet, stir that in as well.
Add baking soda to hot water, stir to mix – then mix into batter until it is evenly distributed. Spread batter into the greased loaf pan.
Sprinkle with cinnamon, and swirl with the tip of a table knife for a pretty marbled effect (personally, I failed at this). Sprinkle a big pinch of turbinado sugar on top for a light, sweet crunch.
Bake for 60 to 65 minutes. Be sure to check that the bread is done baking by inserting a toothpick in the top. It should come out clean.
Let the bread cool in the loaf pan for 5 minutes then transfer it to a wire rack to cool for 30 minutes before slicing.
And for those interested in the (nutrition) facts…
Serving Size: 1/2 Slice
Recipe makes approx. 8 slices about 1″ thick
Calories Per Serving: 134.5
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 4