Jude's Threshold

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Give Me Spider Webs for Halloween!

Spiderweb bowl w leaf  Maya pic
If someone would invent a recipe for candy woven like spider webs I’d be all over it particularly at Halloween time. But until that occurs I’ll happily settle for short-lived real-world spider webs of gossamer threads especially when discovered in early morning fog on a beautiful autumnal day.

Jewel-like drops of dew decorate a spider’s home while Arachne, the mythological archetype of spinners everywhere, is warmly gratified by her spidery children of the arachnid persuasion – just look at this lovely bowl of delicacy!

Still, though I pine for spider webs for Halloween, I didn’t say anything about the spiders that come with them so here’s a site that seems to focus more on getting rid of the inconvenient ‘pests’ and yet it contains info on styles and purposes of their intricate webs – traps, really – such as Orbs, Triangles, Sheets, and Gum-footed (come on – you’re like me and didn’t know there were any such concoctions called ‘Gum-footed’ webs, right?) so check out more spider web details than anyone has a right to expect here.

Plus, Wikipedia has a pretty good spider web article just in time for Halloween 2009 – to kind of put you in the mood.

But don’t you just hate it when you walk into a web and its silk sticks to your face or gums up your hair?


Trick or Treat? Natal and Death horoscopes of Edgar Allan Poe await you – EAP: 1809 – 1849…talent gone too soon.

Hope it’s a treat – Happy Halloween, Everyone!

And please protect your outdoor kitty cats from the anti-social rogues among us who Could be doing something positive for society instead of sealing their own negative karmas with their meaness toward hapless creatures.

photo cred: Maya my yarn-spinning, photograph-taking daughter. You know I must look at her natal chart to see where the asteroid Arachne spins!

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  1. Would you like some mulled cider spices? I just ordered two from William Sonoma, one for me and one for you.

    Happy Solstice!


    Donna Davidson

    October 31, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    • Zeeks, that sounds delish! Hope the weather gets cooler here soon for a steaming mug and T’Giving Day would be an ideal time for some hot cider, if not before.

      Did you really order one for me? How cool! Convo me at hotmail, if so. Or gmail.

      We’re cooking/baking at my daughter’s house this year so that’s a while yet to dream of such goodies!

      Thanks, Donna, and i hope Martha appreciates your sharing her recipe. Goodness knows she could use the publicity. ;p




      October 31, 2009 at 7:34 pm

  2. Every Christmas I make a hot mulled apple cider from a Martha Stewart recipe that comes out fantastic every time. It’s also easy as pie to make. May I just suggest that you use good apples (winesap, braeburn, etc.)regardless of the recipe you choose. Here is the Martha Stewart recipe…I promise, it never fails.


    1 gallon apple cider
    8 3-inch cinnamon sticks
    4 apples
    whole cloves
    10 whole allspice

    In a large saucepan, combine one gallon of apple cider with 8 3-inch cinnamon sticks, four apples studded with cloves and ten allspice. Simmer for at least 30 minutes (I simmer it longer). I remove the studded apples at the end and serve hot from the pot or in an earthenware bowl using a ladle. Add 1/2 cup of light rum if you want it spiked.


    Donna Davidson

    October 31, 2009 at 11:53 am

  3. Hi Donna, same back atcha! Yes, a hot apple cider recipe would be most appreciated if you have one!

    Hot toddies have always tasted too much like medicine to me and who needs more of that, right? ;p jude



    October 30, 2009 at 11:53 pm

  4. Happy Hallowed Eve!
    The tasty, inviting web can be attained with hot cider (the real kind) or a hot toddy. Want a good recipe?


    Donna Davidson

    October 30, 2009 at 11:39 pm

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