Hekate’s Supper

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Recipes and Photography by Danielle Prohom Olson (a.k.a. Gather Victoria) Samhain is a time for honoring the ancestors and feeding the dead—so why not invite Hekate, queen of the shades and shadows, for dinner? Despite her bad reputation as sorceress of...
The common and spicy herb thyme has a surprisingly colorful history of magical and mystical uses. Dating back to ancient Rome, thyme has long been associated with strength and bravery. Roman soldiers were said to have bathed in thyme...
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Autumnal Magic

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After the heat and stagnancy of late summer, the crisp evenings of autumn are a welcome reprieve. The winds carry a beautiful magic, one that feels both nostalgic and refreshing. Perhaps you can feel it too, that shift in...

Gold Fairy Glow

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“What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?” —Oscar Wilde I call this DIY green-gold herbal libation the Gold Fairy in homage to that notorious spirit of the fin de siècle period, absinthe, which was known as...
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Summer Berries

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Who doesn’t love a gorgeous, bright bowl of lush, richly colored summer fruit—blueberries and strawberries and blackberries still hot from the fields and bursting with sweetness? No fairy can resist these jewel-like orbs, which are as healthful as they are...
Photography by Ulrike Klumpp Deep in heart of southwest Germany’s Black Forest sits a picture-perfect little town named Baiersbronn. Surrounded by one of the most beautiful woodlands in all the world, a place of deep, dark wilds where spruce grow...
Fiddleheads, or the furled fronds of a young fern, might be one of the most alluring of vegetables, available only fleetingly every spring. The taste is strong and distinctive—some say it’s like a cross between asparagus and spinach, others...
When it comes to casting springtime spells of allure and amour, this delicately flavored and jewel-colored primrose cordial is easy to make and versatile to use. But whether sipped straight up or added to cocktails or a cup of...
Sometimes when you’ve been doing something for a while, it can be easy to forget where you started. Every now and then, someone comes to me who is excited about working with wild plants but unsure where to begin....
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Mushroom Magic

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Article from #46 Into The Forest | Subscribe Feature image © Olimpia210/shutterstock.com   As the snow thaws high in the Swiss Alps, tufts of wheat-colored grasses sprout in the Engadine Valley, thick and bristly as a horse’s mane. Tender wildflowers gently push...