I adore Halloween time and celebrations. I do not love dressing up in costumes, but I like seeing others and I like the actually creepy decorations as I walk around the neighborhood. Where I live now, rosemary grows prolifically. Traditionally, rosemary is a symbol of remembrance and can be used to cook or bake something and honor those who have lived and have passed on.
In particular, I choose to remember my grandmother Eula. She was the first person in my life from whom I felt unconditional love.
I baked this Rosemary Olive Oil Cake and remembered her presence and quiet beauty and acceptance of myself and my sisters.
It has a beautiful crunchy top and copious amounts of dark chocolate.
The generous and genius Heidi Swanson shared the recipe many moons ago. I give it top marks and it is one of the simplest cakes to make.
Happy Samhain, Hallow’s Eve, and Halloween!
Peace and love,