Apple, Elderberry Tea

I have just been working on the Samhain newsletter, writing about being in sync with the rhythm of the season and slowing down. “Ignore this time at your own risk as what is up for you will find a way to get your attention. Verbal arguments, broken or lost articles, general frustrations about lack of […]

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No Sew Dream/Sleep Pillows

The veil is said to be thin during the time of Beltane and Samhain making it a good time to connect with spirits and departed family. Dreams are one of the ways to do that and so it was included in an Herbs of Samhain workshop last week. Please do a little additional research to […]

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Kraken au Chocolat

Monsters are part of the fun at Hallowe’en. Potentially scary things have always been a big part of the evening. Fright nights, scary movies, zombie hordes and other delights to get the heart racing. The biggest mythical monster is the Kraken, a humongous octopus that used its tentacles to drag ships underwater so it could […]

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Samhain Tarts with Apple, Sage, Hazelnuts & Honey

Sometimes the ingredients chosen for a recipe are not always what we might naturally graviate towards. Cinnamon is more common than straight nutmeg as a spice in apple dishes. Sage is not often added to something sweet. This tart is such a dish. It contains four of the flavours associated specifically with Samhain and was […]

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Elderberry, Pomegranate Spritzer with Apple Cider Vinegar

At class last Saturday, we made this beverage to enjoy while sewing up herbal sleep pillows. In many ways it is similar to summer shrub recipes I have posted in the past. This mixture though is make from the fruits of Samhain, elderberry, pomegranate and apple. Apple cider vinegar may be all the rage for […]

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Three Price Conscious Hallowe’en Treats

A trip to the grocery store is a quick way to get the neighbourhood kids sorted out for Hallowe’en but homemade for/with special friends can also be reasonably priced when making these three options; Rocky Road, Trailmix Bark and Rice Krispie Toffee Clusters. Let’s start with the chocolate. There are two types of chocolates available […]

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Pumpkin Apple Butter

At this time when the earth is giving up its final bounty for the year, pumpkins are one of the last remaining vegetables to harvest. They store well in cold weather and last a long time. They can be served hot or cold, sweet or savoury; on their own, made into soup, baked in all […]

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Pumpkin Raisin Ginger-Bread with Einkorn Flour

At this time of the year kitchen conjuring in colder climes turns to spicy hearty creations and this pumpkin loaf fits the bill. Made from Einkorn flour that contains a different variety of gluten making it easier to digest, Einkorn also contains a wider range of nutrients that help support general health. Yes, it is […]

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Caramel Apples Bites, coated in chocolate

Caramel apples are so much a part of this time of the year but sometimes they are just too much. This smaller version is made from fresh juicy apple pieces wrapped in sweet gooey caramel, dipped in luxurious dark chocolate and sprinkled with roasted walnuts pieces. Mouth watering yet? Best enjoyed on the day made. […]

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Einkorn Pumpkin Pancakes & a decorating option

Through October and November, pumpkin is the ubiquitous flavour of choice. From pizza’s to pies, from bread to Blizzards, every food outlet seems to have something pumpkin flavoured. Here at My Kitchen Wand, we are no different. The months are full of posts for candy and soup, tea loaves and chili, even a foot scrub, […]

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