December 2010

Thank You

Hello, Trick-or-Treaters!

Yes, trick-or-treating can apply to all seasons. Right now the “treats” are candy canes and chestnuts and … Stollen. No, not thievery. Stollen is a Germanic sweet bread that makes this American grin quite broadly. There’s a German deli in Orange called Mattern that imports all sorts of German treats. Tasty treats. Johannesbeersaft, marzipan, lebkuchen. Ahhhhhhhh …

The “trick” involved in this season is one’s pants magically shrinking. So, logically, we ought to call it “trick-AND-treating” during this season.