Category Archives: Lifestyle/Recipes

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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St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

St. Patrick’s Day 2018 occurs on Saturday, March 17, in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. What began as a religious feast day in the 17th century has evolved into a variety of festivals … Continue reading

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Holiday Folklore: The Yule Cat

THE YULE CAT The oldest written sources on the Yule Cat are from the Nineteenth Century. These refer to the fact that those who do not get a new item of clothing for Yule are destined to become offerings for … Continue reading

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Holiday Traditions: Icelandic Yule Lads

The Yule Lads The Yule Lads, or Yulemen, (Icelandic: jólasveinarnir or jólasveinar) are figures from Icelandic folklore who in modern times have become the Icelandic version of Santa Claus. The Yule Lads originate from Icelandic folklore. The Yule Lads were … Continue reading

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