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...
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...
This delicious cake is light and not too sweet—perfect for a hobbit breakfast or mid-afternoon snack. Skip the honey glaze to make it less sweet, or dust the cake with sugar instead for the opposite effect. Whipped cream and...
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...
For many years, while our children were still small, enjoying the fruits of summer meant running through open fields in search of wild berries, or stopping at roadside farm stands for picked-this-morning goodness. Summer’s fruit meant sticky faces and...
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,...
Reishi was called the mushroom of immortality in ancient China, as it was believed to be a cure for many age-related ailments. It represented a sort of spiritual potency, including well-being, connectedness, and longevity. It’s showed up in artistic...
  Article taken from Issue #33 || Winter 2015 Print || Digital Photos by Vince Chafin Here’s a fun project to satisfy your faerie’s sweet tooth, have a fun family day, and create a magical look for your winter table! What could be more enchanting...

Seaside Feasts

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Not only is seaweed ultra-healthy, it’s beloved by landlocked mermaids who want that hint of sea in everything they do—and eat. Sea-dwelling sirens can’t get enough of the stuff—how do you think they maintain those lustrous locks and that...
Emeric Harney of Harney & Sons teas shared this lovely recipe with us for tea-infused spiced plum cake. Read our interview with Emeric Harney here, too! SPICED PLUM CAKE 1/4 c Spiced Plum Tea 8 tbsp unsalted butter 1/2 c dark brown sugar 1/2 c dark molasses 1/2...