Saturday, October 6, 2012

Le Mysterieux Carnival-- The Psychic Palate

****this post will remain at the top of this blog until Saturday Oct 13, PLEASE scroll down for new posts****

Good Morning and welcome one and all!
I am Esmeralda, it is my pleasure to serve you :)

However, my assistant is ill today, so I am working on my own. My Booth is still not ready for visitors, but I will be ready for readings and late lunch and dinner later on. Please come back as I will be having some giveaways and a freebie!
Please Take this silver admittance ticket so you will be allowed to roam freely among the carnival!
 Here is the invite also so you can visit all the booths, sideshows, rides, attractions and other glorious frivolities. 

I would like to thank our owners and hosts:
Frosted Petunias and Incipient Wings

I will be back shortly with my booth and offerings!

Good Afternoon and welcome to 

Are you brave enough for a reading?

 After all this is a MYSTERIOUS carnival. Do not fear, the karma here is good and your Aura is bright with life and energy!
There is much we can do here for you, try to contact lost loved ones, a tarot reading. Answer some direct questions. Let's not forget to have a bite to eat either.
 We can try and summon an ancestor or lost loved one, perhaps. We need to meditate on only that person, and stare into this Scrying mirror.
 Sometimes a Crystal ball will do the same thing, or show something coming up in your future, or Someone coming!
 If your mind is clear and your energy high, we can try to use the moonstone pendulum, and ask some direct questions.

We can have a bite to eat first if you like.

this all seeing eye pie, is lime- mmmm!

This Fickle finger of FATE cake is a confectioners dream!
(and a secret family recipe)

Something more nutritious?
we have three kind of HANDwiches today:
Chicken and Cranberry salad
Egg Salad
Smoked Turkey and Lorraine Swiss 
with tomato & onion Guacamole
I find this fare to work wonderfully with the body for doing psychic work!
My energy is a bit low right now, from all work putting my booth up and preparing the food, as I said my assistant is not with me today.  Not to fear, Esmeralda has everything under control, and you will see me later filled with life, energy and love! 

If you need something to help calm your nerves before a reading try one of our fantastic 
Be sure to use a napkin, as to not dirty the cards or pendulum.

Ahhh, here is my last visitor. See how satisfied he looks?
Mr. Pico had a lunch of turkey and chicken salad, and a sample lick or two of the martini. This was followed up with a tarot reading which was much to his liking.

AH, ok a Martini to go, so you can get your courage up. That is fine, please come back soon and have a sandwich or a piece of pie.

I'll share something with you, a secret...

When the tents come down and the animals are caged, and it is time for the carnival to move on, one of my lucky visitors will receive this Halloween Carnival ACEO and the large Esmeralda image colored and finished.

This post will remain at the top of my blog for a week, a winner will be chosen on Saturday night  (10-13) at approx midnight.

In the meantime something for all my visitors:

Black Widow Martinis
prep time: 10 minutes
start to finish 10 minutes
servings: 3  (I only got 2...but they are big glasses)
3/4 cup pomegranate or grape juice
2 tbsp course sugar 
ice cubes
1/2 cup vodka
1/4 raspberry liqueur
1/8 tsp black paste food color
3 or more plastic spider rings

1. pour 1 tbsp of the juice on a small plate. In the center of another plate sprinkle the course sugar. Turn martini glass upisde down in the juice and cover all of the rim, let it drip there a bit. Once covered dip the rim of the glass in the course sugar. Spinning it back and forth or moving it around until it is covered. Repeat with other glasses.

2. Fill shaker with Ice, add remaining juice, vodka, liqueur, and food color. Shake well. Strain from mixer into glasses. Garnish with spider rings.

*For a spookier looking glass dip the rim in red course(decorator) sugar
MINE:  I used Grape juice & Pomegranate liqueur
also:  my supermarket did NOT carry course sugar, so I didn't even look for the paste food color, I went into A. C. Moore (like Michael's) and got the sugar and thick gel food coloring in the Wilton's section.
 ALL SEEING EYE PIE aka Jello light n fruity pie 
1 box 3oz. jello (I use sugar free)
1 8oz. container of cool whip thawed (NOW I use sugar free) 
1 graham cracker crust
2/3 c boiling water
2 cups ice cubes

Place jello into a medium mixing bowl, boil the water, stir the jello and water until dissolved.  Add in the 2 cups ice cubes, keep stirring and mixing around. The jello will begin to thicken, when it reaches it's maximum thickness, remove the left over ice cubes. Fold in the cool whip, keep folding until the jello and cool whip are well mixed, drop and spoon into the crust. refrigerate until ready to serve.
* This ALWAYS goes over big, I usually make 2 at once...Lime and Orange are our family's fav flavors. 

I hope you enjoyed your visit here at my booth, the next time you see me I'll be full of color!
Much Love and Light upon you! 

Thanks for visiting!
Many Blessings upon you,

Esmeralda is a licensed image by Rick St. Dennis, I have purchased it.
The "Carnie" images on the Carnival sign are licensed images by Smeared Ink, I was given them, because I am a member of the design team that used them.
The recipe for the BLACK WIDOW Martinis came from  Pillsbury "Your best ever Halloween"
The recipe for my ALL SEEING EYE PIE (jello light n fruity pie) was acquired from a woman's day magazine more than 20 years ago!

The wonderful Letters for the carnival sign and for my booth were made by a fellow artist and friend; Tristan Robin Blakemen as a custom Etsy order.  THANK YOU SO MUCH TRISTAN!  they are wonderful! (I hope they repeat this hop next year so I can use them again!)


Isabelle Thornton said...

Gosh, i am so sorry you are in a bad shape. You get better.

Victoria said...

Susan, I hope all is completely well with you and yours soon.

I loved the 'handwiches,' so tasty, lol. Great post!


Victoria from Brushstrokes

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

oh, my!!! I had no idea your booth was going to be so lush! Your food looks fab - and chicken salad with cranberries sounds delicious! I just adore the hand sandwiches - and the desserts look wonderful!

All your decorations are delightful and properly spooky and pretty!

Thanks for inviting me - I hope you get to feeling better soon!

Debi said...

what a feast of treats! the All seeing pie and the handwiches were a fav ;-) thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, Debi x

Angela said...

What a wonderful post.....I absolutely love the finger of fate cake, lol. Great creativity and fun!


Poeticthnkr said...

I enjoyed reading your carnival post and viewing your booth. It was so nice of you to share the recipes and wonderful that you provided credits!
Thank you as well for your lovely compliment on my digital art.

DogsMom said...

If you can pull all of this off without assistance, and I am sure while checking in on the assistant's well being too, you are a miracle worker! I loved the refreshments and your reading gave me peace and encouragement.

Thank you and I hope you remain well!


The black widow martini I do believe is my favorite treat.....all the yummies you prepared were spooky delicious!!!!!! Your carnival was a delight and than you for the invite! ;) I am now a follower;)
Xoxo Gina
Gypsy Sista

Moonlyf said...

Wow! You did so much work!!! I'd be tired too. I love all your ideas - fantastic. Thank you! :-)

Diana Leigh said...

What an amazing booth! I love the finger cake - how clever. :)

Artfully Musing said...

Oh please a black widow martini with a piece of fickle finger cake while I have my fortune told!! This is so fun and creative Susan. I throughly enjoyed my visit. Hugs Laura

hyacinthnoir said...

A wonderful fortune telling booth, I loved the look of that red phoenix - queen card, is that from a tarot deck as well? And those martinis look delicious, will have to make some for Halloween! Thanks for the wonderful carnival experience.

Ms Misantropia said...

Great tableau! Those drinks look and sound perfectly darkly delicious :)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Susan what a wonderful carnival, I hope you feel better soon, Have some Black Widow Martinis that will help !!! Thanks for sharing, Love Hazelx

bobbie said...

That food has me drooling, and I can't wait to sink my fangs into that Black Widow martini!

bobbiern {at} cableone {dot} net.

Fallingladies said...

Great treats, lots of interesting ideas! Thanks for sharing! Stop by my blog for a very tiny giveaway....

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a great post! Thanks so much for posting the wonderful recipes. The all seeing eye pie looks great! I think I will spend my silver ticket on a slice!!!

Very pretty prize. You are too generous!

Ricki Jill

Flutter Before You said...

Loved your Carnival, especially the seeing eye pie! Very clever indeed. Thank you for your lovely comments you left for me on mine:)

ImagiMeri said...

OMGosh....look at all the work you did. I sure hope you had as much fun doing it as I had looking at it all. Thank you so much for sharing.


Steph said...

Wow Susan, what an amazing booth. Love the Eye Pie! Happy Halloween :)

Magaly Guerrero said...

I never thought a reading could make me this hungry. I want a piece of that eye!

Lady O said...

The handwiches were filling.I had 2 martini's, hope you don't mind. You have quite an array of tarot cards.

Carmen Esposito said...

The martinis were delightful and I just had to have a slice of the pie. After my Tarot reading I had another martini to celebrate my good fortune.

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hello, Susan
Lovely carnival, loved all of the images you presented. Your dog is adorable! What a treat to offer all of these delightfully, delectable sweet treats which were so scrumptiously and magically adorned! Yummm! Enjoy all of it ***
Love the carnival ACEO and Esmeralda...always loved that name!
Teresa in California

Frosted Petunias said...

Susan that's an amazing collection of treats! So much to see and taste in that yummy booth. Love the All Seeing Pie Eye, the cake, sandwiches and of course the black widow martini was delicious. I enjoyed my tarot reading from the lovely Esmerelda. Your Mr Pico looks like he had a great time. Thank you for creating this and being part of Le Mysterieux Carnival :)


victoriantailor said...

Thank you for coming to my booth, I am back from my trip and can finish visiting everyone, your post is beautiful! Great Recipes, clever names of the food,

Mina said...

Oh wow, Susan! I had a wonderful time. Your booth is gorgeous and the food has my mouth watering. So very creative! Thank you so much for the recipes and chance to win your ATC. Hugs, Mina

Incipient Wings said...

What a wonderful post!
I love All the desserts!
How nice if you to share the recipes with us.
Mr pico is just adorable
Thank you for participating

Bohemian said...

I've enjoyed coming to your Mysterieux Carnival today! Your Culinary Delights are so Creative and Whimsical, Love 'em! What an Enjoyable and Mystical Experience.

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Magic Gypsy said...

What a great booth - Esmeralda is beautiful! I want some all-seeing-eye pie, thanks for sharing the recipe!

Rick St. Dennis said...

Thanks for doing a great job with Esmeralda-your coloured version is one of the best I have seen-love the colours-Cheers

Chrislyn said...

Love your party! I think I need to go make me one (maybe two) of those martinis. They sound awesome!
Of course I would never miss one of your fabulous give aways! Talk soon!


Lynn Stevens said...

WOW Susan you really went all out for the party. Great post, Thanks for having me and Thank you for stopping by mine.
hugs Lynn

Wendy said...

Dearest Susan,
I enjoyed visiting The Psychic Palate.
I must say that my fortune was very accurate. My question of Will I lose weight was not just no but definitely NO!. I assume it was because I had to have a bite of every goodie on the table. It was a wonderful time.
I am running a little late for my party but I would love for you to visit.

Wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland