Recipes

Potato and Cottage Cheese Pierogies

We love pierogies and they use up leftovers. Preparation Time: Too freaking long, actually, but an assembly line can get them done in about an hour. Ingredients: 1 recipe homemade pasta 1 cup leftover mashed potatoes 1/2 cup cottage cheese (often of questionable virtue) 2 tbsp. fresh chives, sliced into little green rings Directions: 1. Combine the mashed potatoes, cottage […]

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Food
Kitchen Witch Corner

Rescuing the Peppers

My family eats peppers several times a week and we are big fans of spicy food, so I try to grow peppers every year. Try is the operative word here as my growing season is quite short. Every year, I start my favorite varieties early: Alma paprika, poblanos, jalapenos, bell peppers, and, of course, cayenne. […]

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Food

Pumpkin Spice Magick

Love it or leave it, it’s pumpkin spice season! I love pumpkin spice all of the time. I like it in my coffee, I like it in my oatmeal, I like it in my pumpkin pie- which I will eat for breakfast as well as dessert. Pumpkin spice reminds me of grandma’s house and warm […]

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Library
Poems and Prose

Prometheus and Epimetheus: A Tale of Two Brothers

After Kronos defeated Ouranos, he called together all of the Titans and he said: “Now that the power of Creation is ours, let us create. Let us cover our Mother with all manner of living things to Her glory.” And he called upon the brothers Prometheus and Epimetheus to fill the Earth with living creatures […]

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Library
Poems and Prose

The Ant and the Grasshopper

Once upon a lovely spring day a young grasshopper was frolicking in a meadow when he happened to meet a pretty young ant out on a scouting mission. “Hello dear lady.” Said the grasshopper. “Will you walk with me awhile?” The ant considered and said, “Alright sir. I will walk with you, but I must […]

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Recipes

White Beans with Garlic and Sage

I love beans. I know not everyone does, but they are a staple in my world. This is one of my favorite bean dishes. I like to make a big batch and keep it around for a quick and satisfying lunch during the week. It is lovely with a green salad but I eat it […]

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Homestead and Hearthcraft
Morningbird's Garden

Harvesting and Using Wild Grape Leaves

There are many species of wild grape in my area and the grapes they produce are small, few, and not very tasty. Their leaves, however, are large, abundant, and delicious. I like to gather them in late spring and early summer over the course of a few weeks and then ferment them in brine to […]

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Kitchen Witch Corner
Recipes

Watermelon Chill

This magic potion is soothing, sweet, hydrating, cleansing and relaxing. It is the best thing after working hard in the heat, especially if the work was stressful and you were surrounded by unpleasant people. Refreshing watermelon counteracts the damaging effects of the sun and cools the body while lemon balm sooths the nerves. Ingredients Watermelon […]

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Library
Poems and Prose

Tir Na Nog

Tir na n-Og, Land of the young Far away across the sea Part the waves, oh Mannanan Show Tir na n-Og to me Was a maid in Tir na n-Og Ever young and fair to see Queen of the young, in Tir na n-Og Far away across the sea You shall not wed, her father […]

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Family

Checking My Privilege

I was raised not to see color. I know people say this all the time but it’s true, and my mom will back me up on this. My step-dad is a black man and my sisters are all beautiful black women. My beautiful mother is white and so am I. We were all raised together; […]

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