Three Things Thursday: Seedlings, Meditating with Plants, and Camp Nano!

It’s hard for me to top yesterday’s big announcement, but I hope this week’s edition of Three Things Thursday also inspires you. Seedlings: The seeds I started on March 20th are doing well for the most part. The beans are most vigorous as you can see from above. The tomatoes and squash have sprouted, whichContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Seedlings, Meditating with Plants, and Camp Nano!”

Three Things Thursday: Kitchen Magic, Writing Community, and “Mercury in Gatorade”

Once more, in an effort to update my blog more regularly, here’s another installment of Three Things Thursday! Three mini posts nestled together in one for your viewing pleasure! Kitchen Magic With My Daughter Bee is showing more interest in both cooking and magic, so showing her how they can mix is a no brainer!Continue reading “Three Things Thursday: Kitchen Magic, Writing Community, and “Mercury in Gatorade””

Three Things Thursday: Writer Spotlight, Winter Gardens, and Waffles

Once more, in an effort to update my blog more regularly, here’s another installment of Three Things Thursday! Three mini posts nestled together in one for your viewing pleasure! 1) Hagstone Publishing recently released a little interview with me. In it, I share one of the most significant, spiritual moments of my life. It actuallyContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Writer Spotlight, Winter Gardens, and Waffles”

30 Days Magical Roots Challenge – Days 12-15

I feel like there’s a maelstrom swirling around inside me lately.  Along with relaxing to some of my favorite shows, I’ve been throwing myself into writing.  Writing anything – my book, blog updates, tweets, even my first fanfic – just to keep that swirl of stressful worries from tearing me open.  With that in mind,Continue reading “30 Days Magical Roots Challenge – Days 12-15”

Making Elderberry Syrup

My little family is feeling under the weather, so I figured it was time to finally try my hand at making elderberry syrup. It’s an old herbal remedy to help prevent and cope with colds*. I followed Mountain Rose Herbs’ video recipe.  As the mixture simmered, the divine aroma of berries, cinnamon, ginger, and cloveContinue reading “Making Elderberry Syrup”

Summertime Kitchen Magic – Watermelon Juice Tutorial

Homemade Watermelon Juice.  Made and photographed by Grey Catsidhe – 2012 Although it’s hot today in the North Country, the nights keep feeling cooler and I’ve even noticed some color on the trees.  Children are preparing to go back to school and pumpkins are ripening on the vine.  The wheel of the year is turning,Continue reading “Summertime Kitchen Magic – Watermelon Juice Tutorial”

Kitchen Magic – Zucchini Alchemy

Fresh, shredded zucchini from my parents’ garden.  Add some other goodies, like local flour and eggs… Oooey, gooey  goodness! Multiply by two! Fresh zucchini bread – one of my most favorite baked goods in the world.  Full of love and harvest energy!  What are you doing in the kitchen?

My Druidism and Magic

Not all Pagans practice magic* similarly.  There are many interpretations as to what magic is.  Some have very strict codes about what is and isn’t acceptable.  Some are very formal and others less so in their practice. In my personal practice, my main magical workings tend to be theurgical, meaning that I do rituals withContinue reading “My Druidism and Magic”