Like a wind that comes out of nowhere, October creeps up on us with its chilly nights and cool, foggy mornings. "From ghoulies and ghosties, and long-legged beasties, and things that go bump in the night...", this month is all about creating that fun and spooky atmosphere of Halloween. Visiting a pumpkin patch to buy a carload of colorful and shapely squash to carve out may be on our agendas this month, but so will baking and cooking with apples, freshly-pressed cider, cinnamon, ginger and the caramel sweetness of brown sugar. And yet, there are costumes to pick out, candies to buy and make, and party invitations to send out. Let's all cast a sweet spell over loved ones and create some spine-tingling magic with friends this month!