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...
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...
Article taken from Issue #37 || Winter 2016 Print || Digital Text and Photography by Paul Himmelein Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals, Jan Vermeer—think back to the days of the old Dutch Masters, when cultured men and women of the Netherlands dressed in somber...
PREP TIME: ABOUT 2 HOURS, PLUS OVERNIGHT FOR JUICE TO SETTLE, PLUS CANNING MAKES: APPROXIMATELY 4 QUARTS Berry Juice is thick and delicious. This recipe works well with blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries, serviceberries, currants, and other ripe berries, either alone or...
Few Ancient Greek characters capture my imagination quite so much as Persephone, a goddess of springtime and fertility and growth. As the tales go, the god of the underworld, Hades, was stuck by Persephone’s beauty as she was out...
Article taken from Issue #33 || Winter 2015 Print || Digital Cranberry Pull Apart Brioche is a delicious rich bread that can be used in a variety of ways, both sweet and savory, but filling it with cranberries transforms it into a festive...
Photos by Sara Ghedina (A.K.A. One Girl In The Kitchen) Article from #39 Summer 2017  Subscribe // Order Back Issues   Mixed Berry Salad with Feta and Walnut and Raspberry Dressing A gorgeous, refreshing salad that’s super easy to make but will still dazzle your guests with...

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...

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,...