Cooking from World of Warcraft: Holiday Spice Blends

Greetings, friends! In the spirit of the coming season (which we’ve been waiting for to bring out new recipes from the World of Warcraft Cookbook by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel), we are preparing for the Pilgrim’s Bounty Feast aka Thanksgiving next week. I’m¬†getting a head start by preparing my spices and herb blends in advance; because it’s…

Pumpkins!!

I am so excited to share my bountiful ¬†FIRST EVER harvest of pumpkins from my new melon garden/pumpkin patch! I have never grown pumpkins before, and it was a real learning experience this year. We mapped out a decent 20×12 patch along the border of our fence and sectioned it off for strawberries, melons, cucumbers,…

Apple Pear Clafoutis

Is there anything better than the smell of your house when you bake on a crisp, chilly autumn evening? When the weather turns cool I am excited to get my oven going again. I don’t turn it on during the summer if I can help it. We prefer to do most of our cooking outside…

Mabon: Magic Season of Balance

The coming of Autumn brings a sense of peace and security with its energies. The days are already getting shorter and the nights are longer. The crops have come in, mostly, and our larders and freezers are full of preserves, tomatoes, pickles, sauces. There is a sense of fullness and accomplishment; a welcome end to…