Want to eschew some bad juju? Or is there a vexing soul that you want to teach a lesson? The sweetest way to do this is with these jam filled Voodoo Doll hand pies! Just cut out and fill and bake and watch your cares float away in a sweet, buttery, jammy haze!
These Voodoo Doll pies are some of the easiest and cutest Halloween eats. I have to admit that I tried these with home made pastry and while it tasted amazing, it did become a bit harder to roll and sometimes, when you've got over a dozen Halloween ideas floating around your head, sometimes you go with the path of least resistance.
I remember my visit to New Orleans and seeing voodoo dolls in all shapes and sizes. I've never actually bought one - that's not to say that I haven't hated people or that I'm too nice to buy one. But I prefer to curse people mentally and let karma take care of things.
But sometimes you meet some real pieces of work. Last year I met a woman who wore large earrings that read the "C$%@" in large cursive letters. "How edgy!" I thought to myself but I didn't want to make too many prejudgments because friends have worn similar statement jewellery (although not that word and I vehemently dislike that particular word).
But I really should have actually taken her jewellery as a warning statement. It was clear from the start that she wanted to engage in a pissing contest. She worked in food too, previously in Sydney and had moved elsewhere because nobody appreciated her talents. She reeled off a list of all the chefs that she was friends with name dropping faster than a Hollywood Dlister.
I sat back watching her go on and on - I'm friends with literally only one chef so it wouldn't have been much of a contest and I also felt a bit sorry for this strange smocked woman who seemed so sneering and hostile. We parted ways at the end of the meeting and it became clear that she and I could never, ever work together, nor could I ever expose her to my beloved readers because she was such a toxic individual. I felt the need to scrub myself and get rid of the bad juju that she has transferred onto me. I needed either some fresh air, to go for a run or an exorcism! And yes I should have taken the hint from her earrings!
So tell me Dear Reader, would you ever wear earrings that read the C word? Do you use that word a lot? Would you take that as a warning? Have you ever use a voodoo doll on someone?