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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Kitchen Witch Corner
Recipes

Banana Bread

Banana bread is a wonderful take-along snack, quick breakfast, a great holiday gift and the perfect way to use up overripe bananas. Preparation Time: 1.5 hours Ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup white flour 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking-soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp vanilla 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp allspice 1/2 cup […]

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Homestead and Hearthcraft
Morningbird's Garden

2019 Pepper Review

This year was to be the year of the pepper. I am afraid I am not very good at peppers. Our local weather conditions aren’t the best for flavorful peppers. We just don’t get a lot of heat out of them. My research suggests that I water them too much and that our weather is […]

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Homestead and Hearthcraft
Morningbird's Garden

2019 Tomato Review

I tried a variety of tomatoes in our Great Lakes region garden this year. Here are the best and the worst.

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Library
Poems and Prose

Sisyphus Tricks Death

Who is Sisyphus this man who struggles endlessly in Hades to push a rock to the top of a mountain, only to watch it roll down again. Who is this man who knows only labor and futility in death. This man who is denied rebirth by Persephone the merciful and denied rest by his very […]

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Library
Poems and Prose

Orpheus and Eurydike

Orpheus was a bard, a singer of great renown, son of the Muse Calliope and also the King of the Cicones, a tribe that lived in the Rhodope Mountains in Thrace (part of what is now Bulgaria). They say that he was the first to master the lyre that Hermes made upon the first day […]

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Kitchen Witch Corner
Recipes

Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. This is a favorite in my house and often requested.  Preparation Time: 20-30 minutes, depending on your options Ingredients: 1 package elbow macaroni noodles, cooked according to package directions 1/4 cup butter 1 package cream cheese, softened 1/4 tsp ground mustard seed 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 4-5 grates of fresh nutmeg 1/2 tsp ground paprika […]

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Uncategorized

Researching the Whistleblower Thing

This is not a political blog. This is my personal blog and I am a political person. I get frustrated with the way the media doesn’t tend to tell the whole story and I get frustrated with the way politicians twist the story to fit their narrative. I often end up diving down a rabbit […]

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Library
Poems and Prose

Autumn Prayer

Comes the blessed autumn like an artist in the night Painting green things gold and silver In the summer’s fading light All the mother’s children scurry ‘neath the skies that weep And grow plump upon her many gifts As the earth prepares to sleep ~ Dawn Black 2005

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Holy Days

Autumn Equinox Traditions

The Autumn Equinox has been called the Witches’ Thanksgiving. It is the second (middle) of the three harvest festivals, beginning with the First Harvest and ending with Samhain, or the Last Harvest. The first harvest marked the beginning of the grain and small fruit harvest as well as the cutting and replanting of cool weather […]

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