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    Jade Owl’s Cottage

    Merry Meet everyone. I am back after taking a month off to plan my wedding for Halloween. Wow, I didn’t know that getting married could be so hard! But we made it and are so happy. I was raised in a Christian household and came into my path after I was grown and away from home, so I still observe some of the Christian holidays with my family. November brings us Thanksgiving and to me it does not matter what your faith or path is, it is never a bad thing to take time to be thankful and give thanks for all that we have. My husband (that sounds so…

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    Photo used with permission. twopagans.com     Blessed Samhain! This is hands down, no doubt about it my favorite time of year. It is the time of year of new beginnings, so I use this time to clean out all the old and make room for the new. I will clean out my herb cabinet and return the old herb to the earth via compost. If I feel the need for a new besom, I will either make one or purchase it. And instead of waiting for January to make new resolutions I will state mine at the end of my Samhain ritual. (And of course some of them will…

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    Photo belongs to gypsymoon.com (used with permission)   Merry Meet all and Blessed Mabon. Welcome to the September issue of my column. This issue almost didn’t come to be as my fiancé went into the hospital on the 13th of August and did not come out until the 16th. So please bear with me this month if this seems disorganized. September brings us the 2nd of harvesting months. By now I am sure a lot of you have been up to your knees, elbows, and maybe even your necks in canning, drying, and freezing of your veggies, fruits and herbs. Rest assured the end of the frenzy is in sight.…

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    Welcome to Jade Owl’s Cottage   Happy Lughnassadh!!! The month of August brings us the 1st of three months of harvesting and putting up what we have spent the spring and early summer planting and fiercely tending. Of course, depending on where you live in the world, you have already started in late June and thru July; however the bulk of it begins now. This month I will start discussing how I harvest, dry, and put up my herbs, flowers, and what veggies I plant. I have a recipe for candies flowers, herbal waters, and a couple of my favorite summer recipes. Of course I will throw in some homey…

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    Jade Owl’s Cottage

    Merry Meet all. I am Jade Owl and welcome to my cottage. Summertime is the time of family reunions and kids constantly running in and out, beaches, cook-outs, and hot temperatures. Life seems to be in constant motion this time of year and we long for the slow days of fall and winter when life will move at a more acceptable pace. During the summer we all tend to try to avoid doing a lot of heavy cooking in our kitchens. We move to the outdoor grill or open fire. The recipes I am writing this month will not keep you in your kitchen overly long and will not heat…