Florian's Kitchen

3 Ways to Preserve Herbs for the Winter

3 Ways to Preserve Herbs for the Winter

Florian 24/10/2019 0
The Harvest moon has come and passed. The crops of the season have been brought in, and here in the south, the winter wheat has been planted. It’s time for those of us who grow our own herbs for the kitchen, and cauldron, to make our gardens ready for winter. You don’t even have to move a few of your plants right away.  Cacti and succulents such as Aloe Vera are built to handle colder weather, rig...
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How to Make Bigos

How to Make Bigos

Florian 29/09/2019 0
 As the weather cools outside, our thoughts turn to stews and soups, dishes that “warm you from the inside out.” Hearty dishes, like the one I’m about to share with you, that are the product of what was available.The gardens have long yielded their fresh vegetables for the season, so the vegetables in soups and stews are kept in the root cellar, so named because it kept ‘root’ vegetables such as p...
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Easy to Find Medicinal Herbs

Easy to Find Medicinal Herbs

Florian 22/09/2019 0
For those of us who are growing herbs for the kitchen and our medicine cabinets, this is the hardest time of the year. The last of the summer heat requires us to put extra time and care into our gardens. The sun seems to sap every drop of water from the containers, and we must be careful harvesting leaves (especially on broadleaf herbs, like basil), so we don’t stress the plant.Some medicinal plan...
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How to Choose Your Magical Name

How to Choose Your Magical Name

Florian 14/08/2019 0
First, hello to all the folks who have been reading my blog. It is your interest that makes me want to continue to provide more information about the pagan lifestyle. It is in that spirit that I go off-topic from my usual “kitchen witchery,” and tell you a little about my personal growth in paganism. Most recently, this has involved choosing my magical name. I have been studying and practicing pag...
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How to make Stollen Bread

How to make Stollen Bread

Florian 08/08/2019 0
The weather has been so hot lately that I find when I meditate, that I try to focus on cooler (and simpler) times.I grew up in a traditional German American household and a lot of things that came from my grandmother’s kitchen had recipes that are hundreds of years old. I know it’s a little early for Yule, but this was our Yule bread which the Germans call Stollen. It takes a bit of doing, so it’s...
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