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Mabon Cooking

Ten Recipes for Your Mabon Celebration

By Patti Wigington

Mabon is a holiday dedicated to family, feasting and friends. Try some of our favorite fall-themed recipes to celebrate the autumn equinox!

Dark Mother Honey Wheat Bread

The goddess’ aspect as the Dark Mother, the crone, is celebrated at Mabon. This lovely honey wheat blend is . . . → Read More: Mabon Cooking

Monthly Magical Cleaning Checklist for Kitchen Witches

By Danie

[Snip] Cleaning your house magically is not as hard as it may sound. You can go through rituals with each and every dish you wash, or you can simply add some essential oils in your wash water to infuse protection.

Below I have provided a quick monthly list on how to magically . . . → Read More: Monthly Magical Cleaning Checklist for Kitchen Witches

When Witches Gather Rain

By Ladyoftheabyss

Witches have always known the special meaning of nature’s acts. They are warnings, blessings and magic guides to our living in the world around us. Rain is a special gift from the sky and its power should be used wisely. Try never to shelter yourself from its fall, but rather accept the rain . . . → Read More: When Witches Gather Rain

Harvest Some Fun for Lammas

By Colleen DuVall

Lammas, or Lughnassadh can easily be a forgotten Wiccan/Pagan holiday. It is not as showy as Samhain, or as lusty and festive as Beltane. But it remains one of the major sabbats, and should be recognized as such. The harvest is a time to gather: thoughts and blessings. It is about taking . . . → Read More: Harvest Some Fun for Lammas

Lammas Countdown: Make a Loaf of Lammas Bread

By Patti Wigington

Bread is the ultimate symbol of the Lammas season. After all, once the grain is harvested, it is milled and baked into bread, which is then consumed. It is the cycle of the harvest come full circle. The spirit of the grain god lives on through us in the eating of the . . . → Read More: Lammas Countdown: Make a Loaf of Lammas Bread

What is Dragon’s Blood?

By Patti Wigington

In many Pagan and Wiccan spell instructions, you’ll see a reference to an ingredient called Dragon’s Blood. Obviously, this is not the blood of real dragons… so what exactly is it, and how is it used?

Dragon’s Blood is actually a resin, which is harvested from a variety of different plant species. . . . → Read More: What is Dragon’s Blood?

Make a Witch Bottle

By Patti Wigington

The witch bottle is a magical tool that has been reported in use for centuries. In early times, the bottle was designed as a way to protect oneself from malicious witchcraft and sorcery. In particular, around the time of Samhain, homeowners might create a witch bottle to keep evil spirits from entering . . . → Read More: Make a Witch Bottle

Beltane Countdown: Green Man Cake

By Patti Wigington

The Green Man is an archetype often represented at Beltane. He is the spirit of the forest, the lusty fertility god of the woodlands. He is Puck, Jack in the Green, Robin of the Woods. For your Beltane celebrations, why not put together a cake honoring him? This spice cake is easy . . . → Read More: Beltane Countdown: Green Man Cake

Hot Cross Buns – Cross Quarter Buns

By Patti Wigington

[Snip] A reader recently wrote in to ask, “I was raised Christian, and every year at Easter my grandmother makes Hot Cross Buns. I love them, and my kids love them. But now I’m Pagan – is there some way I can incorporate this treat into my tradition? Or do I have . . . → Read More: Hot Cross Buns – Cross Quarter Buns

An Ôstarâ Feast Menu

By Tressabelle

Ôstarâ Ham Scalloped Potatoes Pea Salad Deviled Eggs Braided Ôstarâ Bread or Sally Lunn Ambrosia Cake Milk Punch or Mead

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Ôstarâ Ham

1 (10 lb.) fully-cooked spiral cut ham 3 (20 oz.) cans crushed pineapple, drained 1 lb. light brown sugar 3 c. milk

Trim fat from the surface of the . . . → Read More: An Ôstarâ Feast Menu