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...]

FireFire Fireside Chats: Voodoo and Santeria Ashe Explained !

Ashe is a difficult concept for people to grasp. Voodoo and Santeria, or Lucumi, practitioners see it as the divine life force that permeates all things. [Read more...]

St. John’s Eve Blessings to You !!!

May everyone have a divine and blessed St. John’s Eve!
May the gentle healing waters cleanse you!, May the gentle healing fires purge all you do not need!
May your sacred soul dance this night and kiss the stars! [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...]

Eleggua’s Feast Day Falls on Friday the 13th

Elegua/Eleggua also known as Eshu is often associated with St. Anthony. St. Anthony’s feast day is this year falls on Friday June 13th. Those who wish to honor him, who may not be attached to a traditional Santeria (La Regla Lucumi) house can light a St. Anthony candle. Say a novena for lost things ( I think this is always important,) sailors, the elderly, fishermen, horses or a plentiful harvest. [Read more...]


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