Kitchen Witchery: Making Immune Boosting Fire Cider Tonic

“Every Home Should Have An Herbalist” Fire Cider is a tonic made with Apple Cider Vinegar and various roots, herbs and spices. It’s used in Herbology as a digestive aid but at this time of the year as the day’s get shorter and colder, I like to keep it handy for it’s potent immune boosting…

Preparing The Autumn Pantry

I’ve been busy preparing the pantry for Autumn. Today I’m sharing my recipes for Homemade Dill Pickles and Fermented Garlic Honey.

The Simple Home: Living Well While Spending Less

“Don’t make your life complicated, live simply.” There’s something about living simply that brings a sense of connectedness and grounding. I realize that living “simply” will have various significance from one person to the next; we are all unique. One thing is certain for all of us however and that is, we live in a…

Spicy Shrimp Burgers with Wasabi Slaw

I’m not a big fan of spicy food but have been reading about the health benefits of cayenne, ginger,horseradish and peppers in my Herbology studies. I’ve slowing introduced them into my daily diet in the form of Fire Cider (mentioned in my January favorites blog) as well as a good chunk of ginger into my morning…

January Favourites

I’m cozy on my couch.  Outside the window, tree branches are weighed down by the snow.  We’ve entered February with a series of rare snow storms and it falls peacefully. I could watch it for hours. Below are the things I’ve been using and loving since January. iMovie I recently had the house to myself for 5 days while my boyfriend…

A Ramble and Fall Candle Preview

As August enters it’s 3rd week and  the weather is still hot and the sun is bright, I can’t help but feel a twinge of excitement at the coming of Autumn. Summer’s been so busy and I quite look forward to the slowing down that occurs with longer nights.  June began with the rush of…

Summer Orzo Salad with Spinach, Feta and Cranberries

British Columbia is on fire!. Literally.  There are currently close to 800 fires burning throughout the interior and Cariboo region of BC. The winds must have changed because this morning we woke to hazy skies and a crimson sun.  It’s August 1st, Lammas or the first harvest that we as pagans celebrate.  Wheat, corn, squash,…

A Winter Wedding and My Heavenly Apple Pie Filling.

Seth and I were married last Saturday in the snowy mountain village of Whistler BC.  This was where we took our first weekend trip as a new couple almost 5 years ago.  I could never go to Whistler in the Summer though. For me it holds all the warm memories of the scenic drive along…