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Archive for October, 2009

Samhain Approaches

• Oct 29th, 2009 • Category: health, herbs, magic

So … what are you going to be doing on Saturday? Handing out treats to the kiddies (big and small) who come to your door? Going to a costume party? Celebrating the original reason for the holiday? When we lived in the city, we handed out treats until full dark and then went to a […]

No Coincidence

• Oct 22nd, 2009 • Category: herbs, magic

I don’t believe in coincidence. I believe everything happens for a reason. It’s just a question of waiting to see why something happened. Let me explain: A year or so ago, a candle maker across the aisle from us at a fair gave me a set of lemongrass votive candles. I thought it somewhat strange […]

Feeling Fine on Elderberry Wine!

• Oct 15th, 2009 • Category: health, herbs

Well, not wine (although that gives me some ideas) … Despite my best efforts, I managed to pick up my husband’s cold.  Coupled with the (usually mild)  fall allergies, I haven’t been feeling my best.  The worst part was the coughing.  I’ve managed to wake myself and the cats with my middle-of-the-night hacking (husband will […]


• Oct 9th, 2009 • Category: health, herbs, magic

Awhile back, I mentioned that I tried a paste of Fenugreek seeds and milk to get rid of the dark circles under my eyes.  The experiment failed and now I have a goodly supply of Fenugreek seeds … but what to do with them? Fenugreek Trigonella foenum-graecum is first mentioned as a medicinal herb on an […]

A Fragrant Winter

• Oct 1st, 2009 • Category: health, herbs

Although my friends in Florida (where the temps are still relatively high) are choking on their coffee at this, we had to close up the house and turn on the heat earlier this week.  I know it will warm up again for a couple of weeks but that got me to thinking about all the […]