Sliver’d In The Moon’s Eclipse

WP Daily Prompters ask: What’s your go-to comfort food?

It’s now 100 Days to Halloween, so without going into it in great detail  when I was asked about comfort food

my thoughts jumped-very enthusiastically,  to this tasty Halloween snack.

My thoughts and a few of my taste buds landed on the Witch’s Cauldron from Macbeth and all that is stewing and bubbling away inside of it.

Yes. Yes, Yes. I get it. The Cauldron and the hideous mess inside of it represents the inside of Macbeth’s head. On the other hand:

The Witch’s Cauldron and all of the darkness stewing away inside of it represents  what is stewing in Macbeth’s head.

Yum. Yum.

Scene of Three Witches from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, George Cattermole, 1800 – 1868

Witches’ Chant (from Macbeth)

1st Witch:

Round about the cauldron go:
In the poisoned entrails throw.
Toad, that under cold stone
Days and nights has thirty-one
Sweated venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first in the charmed pot.


Double,double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

2nd Witch:

Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blindworm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing.
For charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double,double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and couldron bubble.

3rd Witch:

Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
Witch’s mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark,
Root of hemlock digg’d in the dark,
Liver of blaspheming Jew;
Gall of goat; and slips of yew

Sliver’d in the moon’s eclipse;
Nose of Turk, and Tartar’s lips;
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver’d by a drab,-
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add there to a tiger’s chaudron,
For ingredients of our cauldron.

Double,double toil and trouble,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

2nd Witch:

Cool it with a baboon’s blood,

Then the charm is firm and good.


For: #100daysofhalloweenhappy-#1

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There are now 100 Days to Halloween.

Today I thought I would share some of the things that I am looking forward to doing

in these next 100 days:

First Up:

Looking for the perfect costume for my dog:

Hamish Macbeth
Photo A.M. Moscoso
October 2022

Saturday Nights are going to be Spooky Movie night at Taigh Anita. I used to do this during the winter

but I thought I’d shake things up a bit. This is a movie I am looking forward to seeing:

My goal is to watch a new horror or suspense film every Saturday and to make some Halloween treats.

Which leads me to this:

I bought  a skull cake pan after Halloween a couple of years ago.

I got it after Halloween and because

the stores were asking a crazy amount of money for it and it wasn’t

a decoration so I decided to wait. This year is go time and I can’t wait to try  this out:

( more recipes HERE )

Photo A.M. Moscoso

I am going to be in Wisconsin about two weeks before Halloween to spend the best Holiday in the World

with my Granddaughter. Her hometown holds  a festival called Spooktacular – check this out:

The Annual Fall “Spooktacular” Festival takes place along downtown State Street (Hwy 33). Festival activities include pumpkin-carving, face painting, children’s costume contest and pet costume contest, brat fry, fire trucks, flea market and candy treats galore. Bring your camera and take photos of your family with our many face painted BOO boards! Many of the downtown businesses will also be spookily decorated for the event.  Citywide trick or treating will also take place on this day, making it a great family day to spend in downtown Fox Lake. The Fox Lake Chamber of Commerce is always looking for vendors, groups and local businesses to display and share their wares, as well as zombies and ghouls to walk the streets!

In addition, I’ll be doing  some Cemetery exploration and taking loads of pictures. How great does this sound?

Photographer Unknown

These are just three things I’ll be doing and I am sure I will be doing more and I’ll be sharing all of it here because