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First Harvest Reflections

The feast of the First Harvest is a feast of little bits. The garden is full of promise, but not full of ripe produce. We have some zucchini, an eggplant, maybe even a tomato, but hardly enough of anything to make a meal, but together, with a handful of herbs, couple eggs from the hens and some cheese from the farmer's market, they make a passable vegetable lasagna. A few other odds and ends, six green beans and a carrot, with some scraps from the lasagna noodles and we've got a hearty soup....

A Simple Kitchen Witches Herb Garden

Gardening can be intimidating and, for those of us who do not have our own patch of dirt to tend, it can seem nearly impossible. But growing and using your own herbs is quite satisfying and can only improve our magical relationship with them. And if you don't have your own patch of dirt, many herbs grow quite satisfactorily in pots on a windowsill or a porch step. Here, I hope to list some of the easiest and most useful herbs for a start toward your magical herb garden. Obviously, this is not an...

Gardening By The Moon

Gardening according to the phases of the moon is an ancient practice. Those of us who garden as an expression of our spirituality and our connection with both the Earth and our ancestors may wish to incorporate the moon phases and the lunar calendar into our gardening. There are generally two things that are considered when gardening by the moon. The first is the moon phase and the second is the astrological house the moon is in. Read on to find out how they each affect your plants differently....

Crafting Magical Meals

There are many approaches to using magick and creating a meal with magickal intent is a method embraced the Kitchen Witch. Everything in Nature has energy that can be harnessed and directed toward the manifestation of your Will, food included. Whether you prepare and consume your magical meal as a compliment to other magical work, ceremony or spellwork or as a stand-alone spell in and of itself, a little planning will go a long way toward your success. Here are some tips for preparing a magical...

In Season

Springtime Quiche

description: 'This quiche is a Spring Equinox tradition in our house that is equally delightful for Beltane.' preptime: '' ingredients: 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust\n1 (10 ounce) package frozen asparagus, thawed, drained or an equal amount fresh asparagus.\n2 eggs\n1 cup plain yogurt \n1 tablespoon all-purpose flour \n4 1/2 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced \n4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese\n1/4 cup chopped green onions\na pinch of thyme \nPinch of Saffron soaked for 10 minutes or so in 2...

Sauerkraut

description: 'Fermenting cabbage doesn''t just increase its shelf life, but it improves its nutrition and taste as well.' preptime: '30 minutes active, 3-4 weeks ' ingredients: A large bowl to mix the sauerkraut in\nA sharp knife\nPossibly a box grater or food processor with a shredder disk\nA jar- 1 medium cabbage fits about a pint-sized mason jar\nA weight- this can be a smaller jar, a cleaned rock, a bag of water, or a pickle pebble\nA mashing device- you can use your fist if you can fit it...

Waiting For Spring

March 15, 2018 Pisces Waning Crescent I have been mostly working and sleeping the last several days, but I do have a few things to report. Both Penelope and Sugar are sitting on eggs, 5 between them. Shazaam is helping . We candled 3 of them and there are definite signs of life. Will try to do it again today and get a picture for this post. I have started Spanish Yellow onion seeds. We have peppers, tomatoes, lavender and basil sprouting enthusiastically. The ground is still frozen so we can't...

Plannning A Pagan Wedding

This is your special day, you want to make sure it goes off without a hitch. You'll need to plan every moment and make sure everyone involves knows exactly what they're supposed to be doing when. The list that follows is a general list for reference only. You may add, omit or move things around as suits you. Some things overlap in a big way and shouldn't be combined in the same ceremony. FoldUnfold Table of Contents Before the Event Choosing a Wedding Date Month Day of the Week Moon Phase...

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