Classic halloween movies and where to watch them

We are almost one month away from Halloween and this means it’s time to watch some seasonal movies, also with the cool and rainy weather is a good idea to enjoy some movies, and why not with a pumpkin pie or latte (here’s the link for the recipes: https://commons.bcit.ca/evolution1079/2022/09/23/pumpkin-season-is-here-and-so-the-best-recipes-for-it-too/ )

So if you don’t know what to watch here are some recommendations of movies and where you can watch them:

Hocus Pocus (1993):

A teenage boy resurrected three a trio of witches (Better Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy) on a Halloween night in Salem, Massachusetts and the witches are trying to catch him. This movie is nice for all the family and you can watch it on Disney + also the sequel is coming up to the platform this September 30 so you can’t miss it!

Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975):

So you like musicals? Well this is one you have to watch for sure! This is a comedic horror musical by 20th Century Fox and it’s about a young couple which car breaks during a rainy day near to a castle where they go to try to find help where they fund the Sr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry) a mad scientist who is an alien transvestite. You can enjoy this movie in Disney +

The Addams Family (1991)

This family friendly movie starring Anjelica Huston and Raul Julia is a classic you can’t miss and it’s based on the 1964 series. In this movie Gomez (Raul Julia) is trying to find his brother fester and when he does he realized someone is trying to trick him. You can watch this movie and the sequel: Addams Family Values (1993) on Netflix.

Harry Potter:

This seven movies are a most, if you haven’t watch them or you would love to re-watch Crave is the streaming platform where you can find the whole collection about this orphan boy (Daniel Radcliffe) who goes to Hogwarts, a wizard school and it’s trying to be found by Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes), a dark wizard that wish to be the most powerful one in the world. Also if you’re a Harry Potter fan Crave has the Harry Potter 20th: Return to Hogwarts Special that you can’t miss. 

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993):

An animated movie by Tim Burton follows the king of Halloween Town, Jack Skellington who accidentally arrives to the Christmas Town and wants to bring the Halloween there. This is a Halloween/Christmas movie so the perfect one to get ready for the season!

This are some family friendly Halloween movies, but tell us, would you like to know about some horror ones?

Pumpkin season is here and so the best recipes for it too!

The fall is here and with that the pumpkin season is back, so if you love the pumpkin treats and drinks here are some recipes for you to try at home so you don’t have to be buying this all the time!

  • Pumpkin pie

First the ingredients you will need are:
1 (15 ounce) can of pumpkin puree
(14 ounce) can of condensed milk
2 large eggs
A teaspoon of ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon of ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

Now that you have all the ingredients preheat the oven 220 degrees C then mix the pumpkin puree, condensed milk, eggs, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt together in a bowl until is smooth and the pour it into the pie crust.

Bake it in the oven for 15 minutes and then reduce the temperature to 175 degrees C and bake for 35 to 40 more minutes until you insert a knife from the crust and comes clean for an inch.

Let it cool and it’s ready to serve and enjoy!

 

  • Pumpkin spice latte

The ingredients for this drink are:
2 cups milk (any milk of your preference)
2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree
1 to 3 tablespoons sugar, this depends of how sweet you want it
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, and a little bit more for the serving
½ cup of strong hot coffee
Whipped cream (optional)

Add the milk, the pumpkin pure and sugar to a saucepan a little bit over medium heat and heat it until is hot but don’t let it boil and then remove it form the heat and add the vanilla, the pumpkin pie spice and the coffee and it’s ready to serve!

When serving you can add whipped cream and some more pumpkin pie spice on top too

So now you can try make this at home! What are your favorite pumpkin recipes for the season?

Cute coffee shops you must visit

Do you like coffee shops and love to explore places to go and have a good coffee, pastries and good atmosphere? Well, here are some of the cutest coffee shops around metro Vancouver that you must visit!

  • The Garden Strathcona:
    Located in 868 Hastings St. E, Vancouver, BC is a beautiful place to go and have a good coffee or also a smoothie and they have daily fresh baked treats made with organic and local products as much as they can use it! Also is like an indoors beautiful garden since it has lots of beautiful plants. They are open Monday to Sunday until 4 p.m. so this is something you can try for a nice brunch too!
  • La Forêt:
    Also surrounded by many plants and indoor trees, this coffee shop named “La forêt” that means forest in French has many dining options and amazing bakery treats and delicious coffees with nice different flavors like lavender. This is a very nice place to go in the Metrotown area (6848 Jubilee Ave, Burnaby, BC)
  • Craft Café:
    If you like to have a water view this place in New Westminster is perfect for you, they also have many awards as one of the “10 best coffee shops in Vancouver in 2021” so you must visit this place with amazing coffee and food options at 960 Quayside Dr, Unit 115, new Westminster, BC
  • The Paper Crane:
    This coffee shop located in 531 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC serves Origins Organic Coffee and Swiss Bakery that are very nice, and this place has also very good vibes.
  • McBurney’s Coffee and Tea House:
    If you live around Langley or are going around there soon this is a perfect place to go and get blended coffee or an amazing tea in a beautiful atmosphere. This coffee shop is in 20504 Fraser Hwy, Langley BC

Have you been to any of these shops? If not, you must visit them soon!

Easy indoor plants to take care of

Do you love plants but you think is difficult to take care of them? Or all the time that you get one it dies fast? Well here are some plants you can have that are easy to take care of and will look beautiful at your home!

  • Peperomia: 

This is a plant from South and Central America it is large and rounded and doesn’t grow more than a foot high, you only need to water it once a week.

  • Spider plant:

Or Chlorophytum Comosum is an African plant with large leaves and it can grow some small white flowers and just needs an occasional trimming and as well only once a week watering.

  • Chinese Money plant:

As the name mentioned, this plant is originally from China and is very small with rounded leaves, they also mention that it attracts money, so why not giving a try? Best part is that it only needs water when soil it’s dry.

  • Zebra plant:

This plant from Brazil has little lines that make it look like a zebra and it rarely grow more than a foot and you can fit it anywhere plus you just need to water it every two or 3 weeks.

  • Cactus: 

Cactus are my favourite ones, there’s many kind of cactus that are originally from Mexico and North America, there’s many sizes of this plant but you can always fins very small ones and you have to water it just when soil is dry which happens infrequently.

  • Moth Orchid:

And if you rather have something with flowers and Orchid is the best option, they come in different colours and you just have to water it when soil is entirely dry just put it by a window or somewhere that can get a lot of sun and the best part is that this beautiful plant from Southeastern Asia flowers twice a year.

So now that you know this you can go to get one pretty plant for your house, you can find this kind of plants almost everywhere, Canadian Tire, Home Depot, Ikea and in many grocery stores.

You know you can work at the Disney parks for a season?

Are you a Disney’s parks fan, do you know you can work there for a season? Yes you can!!! And here I will tell you how

The Disney international programs in an international internship with the Walt Disney Company where you can work for a season at the Walt Disney World located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, in this program students from different countries can be from a summer to a whole year working at the parks or hoteles of Disney. 

For the college program applicants have to be enrolled in a college or university, but there’s also a Cultural Representative Program where people from the 12 countries (including Canada) represented at EPCOT’s park can work for a year representing their country.

The applicant’s must represent authentically the country they will be working at and be residents or citizens of that country, and don’t worry about the U.S. working permit because Disney will help you to get it!

Also Disney provide dorms with low fees for the cast members of their programs where you can meet more people that works at the parks and also there’s pools, a fitness centre, common areas and much more.

And if you enjoy the Disney magic and merchandise working for the company gives you benefits like free parks tickets and many discounts that are part of the benefits of being a cast member.

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Here is the website where you can read more about this programs and apply:

https://jobs.disneycareers.com/disney-programs#international

This is an amazing opportunity to meet people from all over the world and have an amazing time working at the Disney company, so if your dream has always be work at a Disney park you should totally try it!

Chiles en Nogada, a Mexican dish you must try!

Do you know what a “Chile en Nogada” is? Maybe you haven’t heard before about this traditional Mexican food since outside the country is not as famous as other dishes like tacos

A “Chile en Nogada” is translated as “Chilies in walnut sauce” and is prepared with a poblano pepper filled with pork or beef picadillo mixed with some fruits the is covered with walnut sauce and pomegranate seeds and parsley on top to cover it.

The history of this Chilies is that when Agustin de Iturbide (a Mexican politic and soldier) passed to Puebla from Mexico City with his army in September of 1891 the nuns of the “Santa Monica convent” decided to create an original dish for them using the colors of the Mexican flag which are green, white and red. So, they used the poblano peppers for green, the walnut sauce for white and the pomegranate seeds for red, but after putting the walnut sauce on top of the pepper it covers the green color so they added a few of parsley leaves on top to have some green.

This is a seasonal dish that is only available between July and September every year, the reason that is seasonal is because of the ingredients they use to make it like the poblano pepper, the nuts, the pomegranate and others.

The “Chiles en Nogada” is consider an expensive dish and one chili can be around 25 CAD each in Mexico which is kind of a lot.

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So, if you like sweet and salty mixed food this is a dish you will totally enjoy, and you can find it in Vancouver in a restaurant called “Adelitas” which is in 5178 Victoria Drive Vancouver, Bc. And you can get it for only $20.00 dollars, and it includes rice and beans as well.

House of comedy, a place where you can enjoy live comedy in New West

Do you like watching live comedy? Do you know there’s a House of Comedy here? So, if you do like live comedy, you should know about “Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy”

This amazing comedy place is in 530 Columbia Street, New West, B.C. and they bring the top north American comedians to do some standup to their stage, they also have improv shows and shows with local artist and new comedians!

In the House of Comedy, you can drink, eat and laugh, because they do offer dine in services and great drinks so you can eat and have a nice cocktail or beer while enjoying a super fun show, so you don’t have to worry to go get some dinner or drinks before show time, you can experience all at the same time.

Some of the comedians they will have soon are Ryan Sickler (September 16th and 17th), Sharon Mahoney (September 18th) and Michael Rapaport (September 22nd, 23rd and 24th), also every Tuesday they have the “Triple Threat Tuesday” where you can by for only $5 a select well, a beer or a select appetizer while enjoying their open night version and checking out the new material that some local comedians are working on.

Also, on October 1st they will have the finals for “B. C’s Funniest New Female” where eight females will be competing to be the funniest female 2022 in British Columbia, in this finale you can support girls from Canada, Pakistan and Mexico and the show will have the comedian Janice Bannister as the Emcee.

The “Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy” does not only have locations in B.C, but they also have locations in Edmonton, AB and also in the U.S.A in Arizona and Minnesota.

So, if you think this is a place you would love to visit and have fun at here’s their website where you can check more about it: https://bc.houseofcomedy.net/shows-tickets/