Alison Richards http://kwit.org en The Secret, Steamy History Of Halloween Apples http://kwit.org/post/secret-steamy-history-halloween-apples A Halloween apple bob may seem as homespun as a hayride, but that shiny red apple has a steamy past. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:48:00 +0000 Alison Richards 33109 at http://kwit.org The Secret, Steamy History Of Halloween Apples Fun — And Olympic Games — On National Cheesecake Day http://kwit.org/post/fun-and-olympic-games-national-cheesecake-day It turns out to be easier to find out <a href="http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Olympics/faq2.html">when and where</a> the original Olympic Games were held (776 BC, in Olympia, Greece) <a href="http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Olympics/faq2.html"></a> than to nail down the story behind National Cheesecake Day.<p>Yes, in case it had passed you by, today is National Cheesecake Day.<p>Here at The Salt, we first learned about it last Tuesday, when a large, chilled, many-layered cheesecake turned up at our HQ in Washington, D.C. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:18:00 +0000 Alison Richards 11647 at http://kwit.org Fun — And Olympic Games — On National Cheesecake Day A Christmas Pudding In The Mail Carries A Taste Of Home http://kwit.org/post/christmas-pudding-mail-carries-taste-home Any day now it will arrive stamped by the Royal Mail: a truly homemade Christmas pudding from my family in England.<p>My mother always made Christmas puddings. And before moving to the U.S., I would make two or three puddings every November, too. Now it's my sister and brother-in-law who keep up the tradition. They use a mid-Victorian recipe handed down to my brother-in-law's father by his mother, the former Miss Mortlock. Wed, 21 Dec 2011 22:12:00 +0000 Alison Richards 862 at http://kwit.org A Christmas Pudding In The Mail Carries A Taste Of Home