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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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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How to Use Black Pepper in Medicine and Magic

How to Use Black Pepper in Medicine and Magic

Florian 07/07/2019 0
This month, we don’t have to search very hard in the kitchen to find the next ingredient for medicine and magic. Most of us keep a shaker of black pepper right next to our salt shaker, and when we study herbal magic, we find that it has almost as many uses. First, we must discern the difference between black pepper and red pepper. Wile Red Pepper is created from the dried seeds and the flesh of th...
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