Oh, Smudge

Having a degree in anthropology, I am attuned to the practices of people across the globe. There are many instances where people will burn herbs or plant resin in a ceremonial way. It may be one of the things witchcraft, christianity, and buddhism all have in common. The act of burning a bundle of herbs… Continue reading Oh, Smudge

Drying Herbs from the Garden

Autumn hit the Hudson Valley so hard it feels as if Mr. Frost is taking an express flight from the Arctic after an extended stay. It went from 80 degree days to 40 degree days in one week. Boss and I are not taking it well. In the mornings I've been huddling by my space… Continue reading Drying Herbs from the Garden

Storing Eggplant

A beautiful bounty comes late in the summer. Eggplant flowers bloom and ripen. It is a sight to awaken the Italian within us all. Store-bought eggplant always takes so much manipulation to extract the bitterness from it. However, freshly picked eggplant from a compost rich garden, will yield effortless tastiness. Yum! So buttery and mellow… Continue reading Storing Eggplant