It may be a few hours off, but we'd like to wish you all a superb New Year. I am certain 2018 will surpass the past 12 months. And Pita the Dog would like to know why there is no cheese. Or rather....why we aren't sharing cheese with him.
Winter means comfort food.....even if the temperatures aren't very cold here in Central TX (okay -- by most Southerners' standards it's cold because it's in the 40's). I've had some time off work, which has been absolutely wonderful because I'd like to catch up on things. I'm already looking forward to 2 February. When our … Continue reading Witchin’ In My Kitchen…With Chicken Broccoli Casserole
A bit of cute to get you through the rest of the week. This is PITA. He's almost 2 years old and was a rescue as a baby (he's now 13 pounds). He is cuddly, but definitely lives up to his name (Pain In The......yep!). Enjoy the rest of your week!
Over the decades I've found that there are certain plants Hestia favors over others. Hollyhock. Poppies. Goldenrod. Lavender. Purple Coneflower. Yarrow. Several of these flowers are beautiful in arrangements on your altar, and, if you have the space and opportunity (and appropriate growing zone), I love to grow these outside and bring them in as … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned About Hestia (Part 5: Plants)
I'm not one to reblog posts, but this diffusing oil blend looks so perfect that I had to share. Blessings from the Hearth. Today is Yule, the winter solstice and the longest night of the year! To celebrate, I’m sharing with you a diffuser blend for winter and Yule. Yuletide scents are easy to identify … Continue reading Yule Diffusing Oil
Have you ever had one of those morning where you absolutely have a complete brain fog — even after several cups of coffee? Today was mine. Last night I ended up feeling pretty darn yucky with the flu that has been going around…but that was after I had written out this latest blog post…which I left sitting … Continue reading Recipes From the Hearth – Thai Shrimp and Spinach Soup
A household of people today, and I am in need of a little help. All the foods are cooked and awaiting our visitors. People of all faiths and ethnicities here to celebrate the longest night and the return of the sun. Hestia, help me to be inviting and show hospitality to those visiting today. Today … Continue reading Prayers to Hestia
Blessings to you all this Winter Solstice/Longest Night/Yule. May your Hearth burn bright with peace, love, health and prosperity! Hail, Lady Hestia! Blessings from the Hearth.
In the past year or so I’ve noticed an incredible surge in evolution within my Path. While I still followed many of the traditions and practices of the women in my family, I found myself being called in additional directions as well. At first it was scary (OMG new things ….whaaaaaat?). Then it was confusing. … Continue reading Evolution Of A Path