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The Magic of Fertility at Ostara

Observing Ostara couldn’t come more naturally than by living a natural lifestyle, itself. If you plant a garden, you are honoring the vernal equinox. If you dye eggs for mythical Hares to hide away then you are honoring the Germanic Goddess, Ēostre or Ostara. Magic is simply focused intention. Say a prayer over your seeds as you plant them, not only for their successful growth, but for the successful growth, health, fruitfulness, etc. of any endeavor you wish to bless. Poof! That’s magic. Read more... about The Magic of Fertility at Ostara

Well Did You Ever Make Colcannon...

Colcannon (Irish: cál ceannann, meaning "white-headed cabbage") is one of my signature dishes, I am known for it. Friends wait all year to sample this incredible mash prepared lovingly by me every March, 17th. I’m all for a yummy boiled New England dinner (Corned Beef and Cabbage), but I need to get down to truer Irish roots on St. Patrick's Day. The soothing and delicious combination of potatoes, allium and cabbage is so damned good there’s even a song to celebrate it!  Read more... about Well Did You Ever Make Colcannon...

Fenell and Citrus Confetti Salad

Something about citrus season makes me believe in a benevolent universe. During the coldest and darkest months the steady ripening of oranges, lemons, clementines and the like into tiny packets of sunshine serves as the perfect antidote to winter. We paired this salad with a pork shoulder roast encrusted in garlic, rosemary and thyme and a side of perfectly roasted baby potatoes. Oh! And Prosecco. Always Prosecco. A lovely and low key Valentines dinner!  Read more... about Fenell and Citrus Confetti Salad

A Poets Dinner

In celebration of Imbolc and the spirit of inspiration my husband and I like to host an annual Poets dinner. We set a lavish tablescape, plan a fanciful menu and tell our friends to show up with “Words and Wine.” Last year our little gang really stepped up their game and exposed stunning wild beauty when I asked them all to recite from their favorite works after dinner. It was raw, true, sexy, free, at times hilarious and dare I say, even rebellious. People can be so amazing when we let them. Read more... about A Poets Dinner

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