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Kitchen Witch Corner
Recipes

Cinnamon Clay

This is a non-edible recipe for making a yummy-scented dough with which you can create charms, ornaments, and small altarpieces. Preparation Time: Ingredients: 1 cup Applesauce 1/3 cup White Glue Any combination of ground Cloves, ground Nutmeg, ground allspice, and/or ground ginger to equal 1 cup 1/2 cup of ground cinnamon More Cinnamon Directions: In a medium bowl, stir together cinnamon, cloves, […]

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Homestead and Hearthcraft
My Homestead Journal

2018 New Year, New Plans

2017 was a year of major losses for us and we’re really focusing on mitigating them for the coming year. We lost our drake to a weasel and our buck just up and vanished early last year and we were rather attached to both of them. Without them, we weren’t able to get much breeding […]

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Kitchen Witch Corner
Recipes

Apple Butter

Apple butter is spiced, cooked apples made smooth and delicious for spreading on toast or serving over waffles. This recipe is my favorite way to use up a big harvest of less-than-perfect, windfall and insect damaged apples. Just cut off the damaged parts and share them with the poultry. Preparation Time: Ingredients: As many apples […]

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Homestead and Hearthcraft
Kitchen Witch Corner
Morningbird's Garden

Apples

The apple tree is a deciduous, fruit-bearing tree that produces the crisp fruit that gives it its name. It is a relatively small tree, reaching 25 feet in height and dwarf cultivars are available that are considerably smaller, 10 feet tall or less. Small (2 inches long usually, up to 4 inches long), ovular, slightly […]

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Food
Kitchen Witch Corner

Walnuts

The walnut is a majestic tree that provides food and shade to those who truly appreciate them and garden-killers that produce a giant mess of stinky fruit to those who don’t. Walnut trees can be grown from walnuts and squirrels plant them often when they fail to collect their entire winter stash. Walnuts are not […]

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Book of Shadows
Devotions
Holy Days
Ritual

Rite of Awakening

The ancients celebrated the end of the barren season, when Persephone returned and Demeter deigned to bless the land with fertility again, and so do we. The barren season to the ancients was the dry summer season, so she travels in opposite directions for us and she’s gone quite a bit longer, too. In the […]

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