Stinging Nettle – A Healing Powerhouse

  The Stinging Nettle  is a powerhouse both culinary as well as medicinal, that is often overlooked by the general public. Nettles or stinging nettles should be pre-cooked, unless you use them as a tea, and be handled with gloves at all times. The younger the leaves, the more tender the result, which will be …

Continue reading "Stinging Nettle – A Healing Powerhouse"

How Should We Combat Hatred? – Offering A Prayer Of Peace

This is not a post I usually write – frankly, this is not a post I want to write, because I do not want to talk about hatred, negativity and politics in this blog. But after I just heard the news that the Mother of my daughter’s boyfriend was attacked by someone using racial slurs, …

Continue reading "How Should We Combat Hatred? – Offering A Prayer Of Peace"

Juniper Berries – An A to Z Blogging Challenge Post

I am a little behind on the challenge this week, so I will post two times today, once more in the afternoon to get caught up. My daughter is getting ready for an out-of-state prom, and I am sending her half way across the US today. Lots of stuff had to be done. (Who thought …

Continue reading "Juniper Berries – An A to Z Blogging Challenge Post"

Cilantro – An A to Z Challenge Post

C is for Cilantro: Comes from the same plant as coriander. Coriander is the plants seed and cilantro its leaves. Matches well with: mayonnaise, avocado, salad, ice cream, yogurt, enhances flavors of meat dishes Healing Properties: antiseptic, antispasmodic, can also be used as a deodorant. Found in many traditional medicines including weight-loss medication Magical Uses: protection, especially …

Continue reading "Cilantro – An A to Z Challenge Post"

Book Review: The Healing Wisdom of Birds by Lesley Morrison

  Title: The Healing Wisdom of Birds: An Everyday Guide to Their Spiritual Songs & Symbolism Author: Lesley Morrison Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Rating: 5/5 Stars   I have been looking for a thorough book on the wisdom of birds, and after a long search, I finally came across a volume that fit my needs, and that …

Continue reading "Book Review: The Healing Wisdom of Birds by Lesley Morrison"

The Spell – A Five Sentence Flash Fiction

She made the offering with gentleness and care, honoring the path of her ancestors, while softly murmuring a prayer, I could not understand. Floating, her bare feet seemingly not touching the soft grass of the large yard, she was somewhere else, not only in spirit, but also in body. Her soft, long hair weaved back …

Continue reading "The Spell – A Five Sentence Flash Fiction"

Winter Holiday – A Haiku

twinkle in their eyes cold winter celebrations sweet magic abounds Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2014 This post was inspired by the Daily Post prompt: Getting Seasonal. This season is special to me out of many reason. A few, I want to mention here are my daughter’s and son’s birthdays, and our Yule celebrations, which all …

Continue reading "Winter Holiday – A Haiku"