• Recipes and Crafts

    Goddess Cakes and Lavender Lemonade

    by Lori Feldmann I love to bake. And when I say that, I mean I am absolutely in love with every part of it. The preparation (deciding what to make, pulling down ingredients, and then busting out my nice shiny baking pans), throwing everything into my mixer and hearing it hum along, making little scoops of cookie dough on sheets (I ration out one scoop for myself for every sheet…I think that’s fair) or pouring batter into perfectly greased and parchment-lined pans. The smell of the house as the delightful dessert is baking and eating warm ooey-gooey chocolate bliss while it’s almost still too hot to eat. I feel in…

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    Cranberry, Oatmeal, Quinoa Cookies

    by: Joan Porte This is my original cookie recipe which are easy, healthy and wonderful for Autumn or winter. This recipe makes about two dozen. Cranberry, Oatmeal, Quinoa Cookies            Ingredients 2 cups old-fashioned oats 1 cup cooked, cooled quinoa (I used red but I don’t think it matters) 1-cup coconut flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda 1 stick of room temperature unsalted butter, melted 1 cup of applesauce 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1-teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup of applesauce 2 tsp. vanilla 3 large eggs 1 cup flaked coconut 1-cup cranberries 1-cup chocolate chips ¼ cup milk or coconut milk Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line…

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    Recipe for Sacred Space Clearing and Blessing

    by Edaine Is your space just not feeling right? Do you have a home for sale that is not selling? Is your home, office, or shop feeling dark, heavy, or not welcoming? Most likely, you need a space clearing and blessing. In the same way that we need to keep our bodies clean with good hygiene, our homes and offices need cleaning and clearing too. This is called “Psychic Hygiene”. When there is negative activity in a space where people have been arguing, or, someone passes away and there is a residue of sadness, or, there are spirits (ghosts) lingering in your space, it will create a feeling or condition…

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    Fashion in the Pagan World

    Pagan Fashion: Up-cycling, Reusing, Renewing By Kae Lea   Spring is here and kicking! You’re going through your closet trying to figure out what to donate, what to keep, and what just needs to be thrown out. Well, instead of throwing items out how about up-cycling it or finding a new way to use it. I think everyone in the community can get behind this idea. Why let that pair of jeans go to a land fill, only because one pant leg is stained or you have an orphaned pillow case. Why not think outside of the box and turn it into something different. Up-cycling –according to Wikipeida is “the…

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    Hearthside Chat: Crafting the altar

    by Joceyln The Afal Mawr hearth has spent the last year and a half slowly creating our personal altar boxes. I first read about it in the Gwyl Mair 2011 issue in an article by Ashley Michael. She made hers in an Altoid Tin and it really intrigued me. I have made sculptural boxes and books over the years and love the clearly defined space as a structural element. I had to make one myself! Then I realized that not only did I have to make one, but my hearth should join in the fun. We had just finished discussing sacred space and what is more sacred than your own…