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Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Mabon/Samhain Section

No, I'm not giving away all my secrets just yet, but I am going to share some of the things that I plan to put in the Autumn section of the cookbook.

Salad with seasonal greens and fruits
Spicy Black Bean Soup (this recipe actually is on the other blog)
Corn Chowder
Meatball Soup
Sesame Bok Choy
Acorn Squash Soup
Cornbread (another recipe that is already on the other blog)
Maple Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Two Potatoes
Balsamic-Citrus Glazed Beets
Savory Corn Waffles with Pinto Beans
Samhain Sweet and Spicy Nuts
Prosperity Shortbread (already on blog somewhere too)

That's just a small taste of what I have in store for the book, and that's only for Autumn!

Bad Kitchen Witch!

I admit it. I suck at coming up with meditations and devotionals. I have to think too hard about rhymes if I want it to rhyme. I know things don't have to, but it does sound nicer if they do. Because I stink at such things, my cookbook isn't really going to include a lot of those things. If you really want a book that has a lot of rituals, meditations, etc., I recommend Witch in the Kitchen by Cait Johnson. A lot of the recipes sound good too.

I tested a soup recipe for the cookbook today and it turned out to be pretty tasty. I have lots of ideas that need to be tried out, but I just can't eat it all.

I am still trying to meet Pagans in this area, but everyone is so effing apathetic. I told my friend Bjorn today that I think I might hate other Pagans. LOL! That's not true, of course, but I get aggravated at the apathy, the unwillingness to freaking communicate! Come ON, people! Even if you're a solitary practitioner, it might be nice to meet people with whom to share information, or at least get some of the FREE FOOD I'm offering. Geez.

Another thing I suck at is coming up with cutesy names for shit, so I'm simply going to organize my recipes by season or Sabbat. There will be no adorably-named "Cakes and Ale" sections or anything like that. Nope, I'm just concentrating on honoring the wheel of the year with seasonal meals arranged by category within each season.

Damn I have a lot of work to do. Again, any recipe testers out there? Any proofreaders?

I'm celebrating my weekend with Chinese food and true ghost stories on Bio. Tomorrow I am going to work on something with bok choy. I have a lot of soup recipes and a few other tricks up my sleeve. I really need to get crackin'. So when the heck does my motivation return from Tahiti? And what will it bring me?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Simple Bean Spell

If you are facing a difficult problem or are dealing with a person who is being stubborn, try this: Take an appropriate number of dried beans and name them for the problems or the people who are not being receptive. Place the beans in a pot, cover with water, and boil until tender. As the beans cooks, visualize the problem breaking down or the person(s) softening and becoming more receptive. Keep the beans in a jar with some of the cooking water until the problem is solved, then pour everything out.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wow!

If it weren't for Nydia at Bringing up Salamanders, I never would've known about the Top 35 Paganism Blogs or the fact that my humble little blog is one of them! I can't believe it!

I feel my true Pagan self returning, slowly, now that I've moved back to the U.S. I got on the Witches Voice page and wrote to every Pagan in this town and I hope I hear something back. I am still living in a hotel but I am working on moving things into my new apartment. Classes start Monday. I'll be busy for a while, but I will soon have time to start making regular posts again.

I'm still quite surprised. I've let my little blog languish because I've been busy moving back to the United States and I've had a lot of emotional crap happening too. Hopefully things will soon be sorted out, and hopefully I will be back in the kitchen stirring up comforting foods full of love and healing to share with friends and coworkers.

Blessed Be!

P.S. Here's the link to the list. Congratulations to everyone on it! I know some of the fine bloggers, including Nydia and Mrs. B, and all deserve to be on the list.

http://www.onlinephdprograms.com/top_paganism/

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Brief Update

I moved to Arkansas. I don't have a place to live yet, so I'm camping out in a motel. My dad is with me, all of my crap is in the back of his truck or in my car, and tomorrow is orientation.