Monday, June 22, 2009

I've been awarded the Scream Award!

Hey everyone. I received my second and magical award from my sister blogger, Marzel at The Play of Light and Shadow! Thank you dark sister! I haven't gotten to really know a lot of friends in the magickal realm quite yet but I will definitely pass it on as soon as I do. Also, if you haven't yet checked out Marzel's wonderful art you need to swing on by and check it out. She's always ready for Halloween! When my life slows down a bit I plan on crafting some magickal items!

I plan on being more active on this blog in the next coming weeks so keep your eyes open!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Summer Solstice and Cherry Soup Recipe!

Summer Solstice, sometimes known as Midsummer or Litha and occurs in the middle of June. It is a celebration of the longest day of the year and the beginning of Summer. It has been a grand tribal gathering time since ancient times. The Goddess manifests as Mother Earth and the God likewise, manifests as the Sun King. Celebrating colors are Yellow, Green, and Blue.

Summer Solstice also brings about refreshing recipes for summer gatherings! This is a recipe I intend to make to celebrate Summer Solstice and being it's for summer it is a cold soup. It can also be considered a dessert. :)

Chilled Cherry Soup


12 1/2 pounds of pitted dark,sweet cherries (fresh if you can find and afford them but frozen is fine too.
4 cups of water
1/4 cup of either honey or maple syrup (adjust to taste)
Juice of 1 lemon
Whipped cream or yogurt for topping. (or for a Chocolate Redi-Whip...yummm)

Put cherries, honey/maple syrup and water in saucepan , bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 15-20 minutes Cool to room temp. Place all in blender with lemon juice and process until smooth adding more sweetener if needed. Chill thoroughly, serve in pretty bowls, top with a dollop of whipped cream or yogurt.

Enjoy the start of summer!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Change ~

Progress is impossible without change, and those
who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

--George Bernard Shaw

Do you ever look at yourself in the mirror and acknowledge that a little change might be good in your life? Take the chance. I dare you.