Monday 28 October 2019
Pagan Eye: Halloween Lantern Carved from a Swede
Here's a photo of a Halloween lantern I carved from a swede yesterday. This was the way we used to make them back with I was a child, before pumpkins were readily available in shops in England.
Swedes and turnips are a lot harder to cut into than pumpkins. The method I use is to cut off the top, stab the insides with a potato peeler, then scoop out the bits with a spoon before using a knife and apple corer to make the features. However, I broke my potato peeler yesterday on this very tough swede.
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