Category Archives: Lifestyle/Recipes

Recipes: Midsummer Sponge Cake

Midsummer Sponge Cake Celebrate the Solstice with a delicious treat highlighting nature’s bounty. The traditional Midsummer food are pickled herring, potatoes served in a sour cream and dill sauce with hard-boiled eggs, Swedish meatballs, gravadlax (cured salmon), Västerbottensost cheese pie, assorted … Continue reading

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Almanac: Legend of the Oak King

The legend of the Oak King hits me right in the feels with every read. In many Celtic-based traditions of neopaganism, there is the enduring legend of the battle between the Oak King and the Holly King. These two mighty … Continue reading

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Almanac: Summer Solstice 2018

WHEN IS THE SUMMER SOLSTICE? This year, the June solstice falls on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in all U.S. and Canada time zones, specifically at 6:07 A.M. EDT. Year Summer Solstice (Northern Hemisphere) 2018 Thursday, June 21 2019 Friday, June 21 2020 Saturday, … Continue reading

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Almanac: May 2018 Flower Moon

In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.  Thinking about switching to a new position, or perhaps trying a new … Continue reading

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2018 Almanac: April Birth Symbols

April Birth Symbols Oh, how fresh the wind is blowing! See! The sky is bright an clear, Oh, how green the grass is growing! April! April! Are you here? –Dora R. Goodale (1866–1953) April’s birth flower is the daisy or … Continue reading

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Recipes: Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade Ingredients 2 1/2 cups water 1 cup sugar 1-2TB dried lavender flowers (organic, chemical free) *chopped fine 2 1/2 cups water 1 cup fresh lemon juice Directions In a large saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil … Continue reading

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Recipes: Honey Cake

Sweet breads correspond to Ostara and nothing is more tradition for this time for fresh, new beginnings than Honey. Sweet breads are a top food choice for the season. Celebrate with this great take on traditional Honey Cake. Winter does … Continue reading

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