Bottling Autumn

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A one-year subscription in the US is $32, two years is $50.  To live in a world of everlasting Septembers and Octobers sounds enchanting, does it not? To wake up each day to the golden rustling of leaves and spiced...
Cucumbers, peppers, radishes, carrots, uncooked green beans, and green tomatoes are a few examples of the items you can easily quick-pickle! Ingredients: Fresh dill—a few sprigs per jar 1 cup white vinegar 1 cup water 1 clove garlic, crushed, for each jar 3...
Lauren May, a.k.a. Must Love Herbs, grew up in an Appalachian garden. Her grandfather was an avid gardener with a magical “wooden garden” that held his perennials and led into his acre-wide vegetable garden. “Everything about growing your own...
A mysterious green liquor sparkling with clarity and infused with the healing powers of over a hundred different herbs—it sounds like a potion out of a fairy tale, but it’s a liquor known all over the world by the...
It’s a well understood fact of folklore that woe befalls those who neglect to offer the fae folk their just desserts—hence these old-fashioned creamy puddings. Inspired by blancmange and flummery, two popular “milk jellies” of the Tudor and Elizabethan...
In “The Seductive Nostalgia of the Picnic” for the Atlantic, author Melissa Holbrook Pierson posits that Wordsworth might have been the first lyricist of the picnic. In his autobiographical poem The Prelude, he describes outdoor dining with his friends: Hence...
RECIPE AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIELLE PROHOM OLSON (A.K.A. GATHER VICTORIA) Looking for a little inspiration for some “all hallowed” food magic? While we may think of all things pumpkin when it comes to Halloween, according to old world food folklore,...
When my family and I were captive in our New York City apartment during the Covid spring, our yearning for nature was palpable. Fortunately, we have big windows, lots of light, and a view of Central Park, but distance-sightings...

Clair-Sensing Tea

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Getting in touch with extrasensory ability (which I believe everyone has to varying degrees) requires quieting the mind and entering a relaxed state. This can be done through the grounding methods previously mentioned (meditation, visualization, playing calming music, candles,...
Lewis Carroll’s famous classics Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-Glass: And What She Saw There are filled with references to magical food. There is the Queen of Hearts’s famous jam tart, Bread-and-Butterfly pudding, and the Looking-Glass...