Legend says that the devil fell into a blackberry bush after his less-than-graceful exit from heaven - so, blackberries are cursed after the Feast of the Archangels. Here is what I wonder... do blackberries tend to not grow well any more after September 29, and this was a story told to explain the reason for this?
And even though we didn't have that book yet that I mentioned above... the kids have heard the story of St. Jerome and his friendly lion before, so to mark his feast day, they decorated their mini pizzas as lion faces:
These little pizzas were so easy - I didn't even make them out of pita bread like I typically do. They came frozen from Sam's, and they were one of those traveling samples that tell you, "We are only here a few days, until we sell out!" to create urgency and, well... they tasted really good and were relatively healthy ingredient-wise, so I bought a few packs. These are the spinach pesto feta cheese kinds, I think (although the cheese is not much to speak of - but adding their own for the lion manes worked better this way!).