September at the Fens

Fall isn't officially here yet and the weather keeps reminding us of that lovely little fact. But before the 90-degree weather settled in for the day, my sister and I took a little trip this morning to the park by where I work. I call this place "The Fens" because of the marshy pond that…

Tea and a Poem: Lemon Verbena

I'm a fan of lemon-flavored teas and also of using things fresh from my garden. Easy, breezy "recipes" are even better. It doesn't get any simpler or more natural than this. Pick a few leaves from your Lemon Verbena, pour a cup of boiling water over them, let steep, and voila - Lemon Verbena Tea.…

Crabapple Bread for Lughnasadh

We’ve entered the most dreadful month of the year and I had almost forgotten today was a sabbat.  August 1st marks the beginning of the harvest festivals, and this particular pagan holiday celebrates the “Harvest of the Grain.”  So instead of taking it easy and relaxing - as was my plan after I couldn’t bring…