Celebrating Samhain

As October turns to November, thousands of Witches, Wiccans, Druids, and other Pagans in America, Canada, Europe, and elsewhere observe the sacred time of Samhain. Samhain is a festival of the Dead. Meaning "Summer's End" and pronounced saah-win or saa-ween, Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest and the start of the … Continue reading Celebrating Samhain

A Call To Our Ancestor’s

To blood and bone We sing in stone, In dirt and tree and root We pray to know In flame and snow The breadth of all our birth. We seek your words In food and mirth, In story and in myth, The ways that you, O Ancestors lived in love and frith. We seek you … Continue reading A Call To Our Ancestor’s

Ancient Forest’s

You can’t really consider Aspen tree by itself because aspens typically grow in large clonal colonies, which can be defined as an ‘a group of genetically identical individuals that have grown in a given location, all from a single ancestor. The Colonies usually grow through a process known as vegetative reproduction. A plant sends out horizontal stems … Continue reading Ancient Forest’s

The Early Feminist Who Used Botany to Teach Kids About Sex

“[A]re the male flowers of a vegetable marrow plant needless, or do they lead a useless life; seeing that they bear no fruit?’”To a modern reader, this simple question about plants seems innocuous, if a bit unfamiliar. But when Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy posed it at the end of the 19th century, it was radical. She … Continue reading The Early Feminist Who Used Botany to Teach Kids About Sex

Snake Medicine

If animals are living symbols of the cosmic design, snake, with its exclamation point body is the very image of a symbol.  She is a gliding hieroglyph speaking volumes to the psyche about our most primal abilities to heal and renew.Her energy is the cosmic declaration of, ‘Yes, I will survive!’ and it is, for this … Continue reading Snake Medicine

Scorpion Medicine

Lady Stearn Robinson & Tom Gorbett/The Dreamer's Dictionary: This poisonous spider in your dream is a warning of danger from treacherous friends or associates, especially if you killed it, however, you will overcome the hostile influences if it bit you. *The Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Scorpio/Scorpion--Scorpio is the 8th sign of the zodiac, … Continue reading Scorpion Medicine

Medicine Woman ~ Otter

The medicine held by Otter is a set of lessons in female energy. This applies to both men and women, as all of us have female sides. The Otter's hide is very often used to make medicine bags for powerful women because it represents balanced female energy. Otter is very caring of its young and … Continue reading Medicine Woman ~ Otter

Mend Your Life – Take the Journey.

MEND YOUR LIFE – TAKE THE JOURNEY Sometimes, there is a little whisper, deep inside. The less attention we give it, the louder it gets. Are you ready to listen? ‘THE JOURNEY’ BY MARY OLIVER One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad … Continue reading Mend Your Life – Take the Journey.

Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Apple-Date Streusel and Sticky Toffee-Coffee Glaze

Makes 16 servings 1 hour 30 minutes Pumpkin pie isn’t the only way to celebrate the flavor of fall squash at the Thanksgiving table. This Bundt cake is studded with a pumpkin seed streusel and is coated with a sticky toffee-coffee glaze. Ingredients For the cake: 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 … Continue reading Pumpkin Bundt Cake With Apple-Date Streusel and Sticky Toffee-Coffee Glaze

Lemon Grass Crème Brlée

Makes 4 servings Long a specialty of upscale restaurants, crème brlée is easy to prepare at home -- although you'll need a kitchen blowtorch (available at cookware and hardware stores) to caramelize the tops of the custards after they are baked. You can also run them under a preheated broiler, but it's not as reliable … Continue reading Lemon Grass Crème Brlée