Calling Down the Moon

Calling Down the Moon, sometimes referred to as Drawing Down the Moon or Calling to the Sky Goddess, is a very wonderfully mystical experience, for you are standing before your Goddess, by whatever name you call her, asking that she descend to you, sharing with you, her knowledge and power. This joining with the Goddess … Continue reading Calling Down the Moon

Moon Names

A List of Full Moon Names that Include: Native American, Chinese, New Guinean Colonial American, English Medieval and Neo-Pagan.  Colonial American January: Winter Moon July: Summer Moon February: Trapper's Moon August: Dog Day's Moon March: Fish Moon September: Harvest Moon April: Planter's Moon October: Hunter's Moon May: Milk Moon November: Beaver Moon June: Rose Moon … Continue reading Moon Names

The Witches Gossip Corner ~ November 12th, 2016

Scorpio Born on November 12 Scorpios born on November 12 may come off as shy or quiet, but it is really just because they possess huge stores of internal energy which they keep to themselves and only share with those who are extremely close to them. Other than that, these Scorpios are not ones to make … Continue reading The Witches Gossip Corner ~ November 12th, 2016

Winter Magic

Winter brings with it the secret emotions held in time by each of us. Even now, when standing beneath the twinkling stars, the crisp, clear night sky is like a blanket over me. It envelops me like a child in a mother’s love. The sweet aroma of smoke drifting on the cold night air gently … Continue reading Winter Magic

Winter ~ A Wonderful Time Of The Year

The earth had been changed now and there was little left of the Autumn that had only a few weeks early covered the land in a kaleidoscope of golden and red leaves. Winter was now dancing in the air cold and sweet. You could sense a tingle of energy that comes from that special magick … Continue reading Winter ~ A Wonderful Time Of The Year

November, Autumn, Fall

"The name 'November' is believed to derive from 'novem' which is the Latin for the number 'nine'.  In the ancient Roman calendar November was the ninth month after March.  As part of the seasonal calendar November is the time of the 'Snow Moon' according to Pagan beliefs and the period described as the 'Moon of the Falling Leaves' by Black Elk." Samhain: … Continue reading November, Autumn, Fall

Sour Power

They’re sour, saucy, and so much more. Tuck in for some new takes on the ultimate fall fruit. Just 560 of the 48,000 acres of cranberries grown in the United States and Canada are organic. Why is the chemical-free crop so small? Cranberry vines produce fruit in wetlands filled with fungi, insects, and weeds. To … Continue reading Sour Power

Kale And Wild Rice Salad With Pickled Cranberries

With its welcome roughage and striking appearance, this salad is well-suited to the Thanksgiving feast. Serves 6–8 4 ounces (½ cup) wild rice ½ teaspoon koshers salt, plus more as needed 1 medium shallot, finely chopped (about ¼ cup) 1 tablespoon country Dijon mustard Freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons liquid from Pickled Cranberries 3 tablespoons … Continue reading Kale And Wild Rice Salad With Pickled Cranberries

Roast Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries And Pearl Onions

Pearl onions add some sweetness to the tart cranberries, forming a lovely condiment for the pork. Serves 4–6 8 ounces (2 cups) peeled pearl onions (see note) 1½ teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoon olive oil 2 trimmed pork tenderloins, about 1 pound each Freshly ground black pepper 8 ounces (2 cups) fresh or frozen cranberries 1 … Continue reading Roast Pork Tenderloin With Cranberries And Pearl Onions

Whole Grain Stuffing With Fennel And Cranberries

Tart pickled cranberries bring color and balance to this sumptuous, cream-enriched stuffing. This recipe requires dried bread cubes. To make them, spread fresh cubed bread out on a cookie sheet overnight, or bake in a low oven (275 degrees) until dry, tossing a few times, about 45 minutes. Serves 8 Unsalted butter, for dish 2 … Continue reading Whole Grain Stuffing With Fennel And Cranberries