"Ranée at Arabian Knits" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> Do any of you eat anything special for Michaelmas? Surely there are
> some Catholics, Anglicans or Western Rite folks here.
> We eat blackberries, our last time eating them as blackberries until
> summer (we still eat things like blackberry jam, jelly, preserves,
> vinegar, etc). Each year we make a serpent out of sweet dough and fill
> it with pears or apples and dried cherries or dried cranberries,
> cinnamon and sugar. decorate it with slivered or sliced almonds, use red
> hots for the nostrils and bake it. Then we take skewers or knives and
> stab or cut it before everyone eats some of it.
Hmmm... My husband's family is Catholic and they don't even mention it. I
have Catholic friends as well and I've never heard of it.