Make Your Own Sacred Santeria Baths for Money !

The following baths can be used to attune yourself to the Ashe, or sacred energy of the Orisha (divine spirits.) There is a recipe for an Eleggua bath to salute the guardian of the crossroads, and one for Oshun, the goddess of love and gold. [Read more...]

Oshun Mango Peach Salsa Recipe for Love

Originally thought of as an exotic fruit from paradise the sensual Mango has now become a regular item in most markets. Here in New York City vendors carve the delicacies into artful flowers and sell them on the street corner offering a unique summer treat. [Read more...]

Bourbon Bread Pudding Recipe for Marie Laveau

Variation on the recipe for Bourbon Whiskey Bread Pudding featured in my African-American Ritual Cookbook. It would make a wonderful offering for Marie Laveau, Dr. John or any of the strong spirits of the Crescent City. Food is the simplest and most vital way to connect to divinity, and it’s tasty too. [Read more...]

St. John’s Eve Blessing Water Recipe

St. John’s Eve is celebrated traditionally on June 23rd. It was a sacred time occurring right around the solstice, a magickal time for light, joy, and blessings! The following can be used as a blessing water for your self and home. Use liberally! [Read more...]

Juneteenth Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

There are a lot of different culinary traditions that are associated with the remembrance of Juneteenth. Many revolve around strawberries, strawberry soda, strawberry pie, strawberry lemonade. If you are a northern born Yankee like me you are probably scratching your head when people say Strawberry soda, we don’t really have that here. What we do have is a long love affair with Strawberry Lemonade. [Read more...]

Juneteenth History, Herstory, and Some Stuff in Between

Many people have never heard of the holiday Juneteenth. On June 19th 1865 the slaves in Texas finally heard the news that they were free from their chains. This occurred years after Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation on January 1st 1863. [Read more...]

Fortitude Fried Chicken Recipe

Onions, garlic, paprika, these are spices of life that make us strong. They were the classic ingredients of our ancestor’s fried chicken recipes, and we still love to eat them today. Many of the popular soul food dishes from the Southern U.S. grew in popularity because of the necessity of the everyday lives of the slaves. [Read more...]


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