Happy New Year!

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.

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Witchin’ In My Kitchen…With Chicken Broccoli Casserole

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

Things I’ve Learned About Hestia (Part 5: Plants)

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)

Recipes From the Hearth – Thai Shrimp and Spinach Soup

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