To Alleviate Poverty, Show Compassion

Got-Compassion

I have always been passionate about food, good food, well-cooked and shared. Having been poor has made me compassionate about it as well. [Read more...]

Chili and Corn Bread Fire Winter Weekends With Abundance and Love

Blue Corn Maiden, by Cher Lyn. Giclee copies can be ordered at http://www.sedonagicleestudios.com/mysticartmedicine.html

After Thanksgiving’s sleepy festival of tryptophan-rich turkey and carbs, I need some fire. So I’m making chili. Classicists might take issue with my chili because it includes beans and uses hamburger instead of diced beef. Also, I’ve stopped making my own chili powder and started trusting the good folks at McCormick’s. I even use canned [Read More...]

Grateful to be Free From Want and Out of the Underworld

Norman Rockwell's "Freedom From Want," first used as a Saturday Evening Post cover in 1946.

I never expected financial stability to take the form of becoming a self-employed housekeeper. My education was supposed to keep me out of the pink-collar ghetto. And yet—I am thrilled. And more than a little certain I hear Hermes and the Faeries laughing at the plot twists. [Read more...]

Getting Real Under the Virgo Sun

Mercury-ruled Virgo: sign of service, healing, and seeking perfection.

It’s Virgo season, and I’m doing a most Virgo thing—clearing clutter to prepare for the next stage in my life. My Shy Engineer and I will begin house hunting in September. [Read more...]

Bless the Bees–It Wouldn’t Be Lughnassadh Without Them

beegoddess

As we prepare to celebrate the first of our three harvest festivals, let’s not forget that so many of the foods we eat in celebration would not exist without pollinators, especially bees. And the bees are dying. [Read more...]

Home-made Yogurt: Healthy Miracle in a Jar

Jars of yogurt-to-be in a yogurt machine.

Is yogurt and honey “the food of the Gods?” It’s certainly the preferred summer breakfast food for this goddess. [Read more...]

Sweet Blackberry Nostalgia Greets Summer’s Grand Trine in Water

Wild blackberries, sweet and ripe.

Illinois blackberries in a Missouri Whole Foods Market bring back sweet childhood memories and spur kitchen magic. [Read more...]


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