In the past Samhain, or Halloween as we call it now, was the end of the old year and the beginning of the new . So when the evenings draw in and the light begins to fade we gather to remember the past and to feast on the years harvest.

takingaleaf began a year of events on the 31st of October 2015 with a celebration  of the end of the harvest. This was reflected in dishes and drinks served. Foraged elements were woven through each dish and Samhain appropriate conversations were encouraged.