Big Weekly Blend Podcast – Hello October 2023!

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BIG WEEKLY BLEND PODCAST: SAY HELLO TO OCTOBER 2023!

“I remember it as October days are always remembered, cloudless, maple-flavored, the air gold and so clean it quivers.” Leif Enger

Celebrate the month of October with this episode of the Big Weekly Blend podcast that features a fun conversation covering some of the fall season’s national and international holidays, pop culture, and historic happenings.

Featured Guests:
* PEGGY FIANDACA – Co-owner of LDV Winery in Arizona.
* GLYNN BURROWS – Owner of Norfolk Tours in England.
* KATHLEEN WALLS – Travel writer and author.
* LINDA BALLOU – Travel writer and author.

OCTOBER MUSIC PLAYLIST
Enjoy a diverse mix of over 80 songs that celebrate the fall season, as well as select musicians and songwriters born within this month.

* Listen on YouTube

* Listen on Spotify

OCTOBER READING LIST
There’s nothing like digging into a good book on a crisp fall day. This reading list celebrates authors, writers, playwrights, and poets born within the month of October including Isabella Bird, James Herriot, Gore Vidal, Jackie Collins, Thomas Keneally, James Clavell, Eugene Fodor, Mario Puzo, Oscar Wilde, Eugene O’Neill, Nathaneal West, Arthur Miller, John LeCarr, Ellery Queen, Timothy Leary, Deepak Chopra, Michael Crichton, Napoleon Hill, Emily Post, Dylan Thomas, Ezra Pound, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and John Keats.


GET A TASTE OF OCTOBER!

Enjoy the recipes and cooking tips below that celebrate some of October’s foodie holidays.

National Apple Month:
Ruth’s Apple Roses
Apple & Brie Soup
Peanut Butter Apple Muffins
Cast Iron Apple Pie
Monte de Apple Julian Sandwich
Italian Apple Pie
Crab Apple Pot Stickers
Chicken Salad with Apples


National Caramel Month:

Banana Pancakes with Caramel Syrup

National Chili Month:
Erin’s Farm-style Chili

National Cookie Month:
Biscochito New Mexico Cookies
Country-style Peanut Butter Cookies
School Lunch Peanut Butter Cookies
Medjool Date Oatmeal Cookies

National Dessert Month:
Dessert by the Light of the Moon
Chambord Crème Brûlée
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Miss Geraldine’s Cream Cake
Fluffy Blueberry Cake

National Pasta Month:
No Drama Mama!
Spanish Style Pasta Casserole
Penne Pasta with Herbs & Parmesan
California Mac & Cheese
Lasagna Meat Pie


National Pizza Month:

Margherita French Bread Pizza
Positano Pizzas
Spicy Veggie Pizza-Dilla

 

 

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