The Dirt on the Besom

A besom is a witch’s broom and the practical kitchen witch may choose her broom for looks or function or both. Many of us have

Gardening for Butterflies

Many Pagans consider nature to be sacred and enjoy inviting the wild creatures of our neighborhood to share our gardens with us. A butterfly garden

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

Almond Fudge

Melt in your mouth almond delight – well worth the work. Preparation Time: 2 hours Ingredients: Raw Almonds 1.5 cup milk, several tbsp ghee-1cup, sugar

Almond

Prunus amygdalus or Prunus dulcis Wild almonds contain toxic levels of cyanide, which are accompanied by a bitter taste. Yet early almond growers isolated non-toxic

Reflections on Midsummer

The thing about Midsummer, when you live on a farm, is that it’s a break, more so perhaps even than Midwinter. At Midsummer (at least

(Magickal) Meal Planning

Meal planning is a valuable skill that every cook, magical or otherwise, should cultivate. Meal planning helps save time and money and helps relieve the

Anise

Anise, Pimpinella anisum has a strong licorice flavor and is tasty in teas and cakes. It is soothing to the nervous system and contains plant