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The Quickening: Life Renewing Itself at Imbolc

By |2022-01-31T13:57:37+00:00January 31st, 2022|Latest News|

Imbolc asks us to wake up, to pay attention. Imbolc marks the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox and represents the quickening of Mother Earth, when life stirs deep within the land, bringing the promise of spring.  Imbolc comes on February 2 this year, although in some places it is celebrated [...]

Basil: Herb of the Week

By |2016-12-27T15:28:12+00:00June 1st, 2015|Latest News|

Welcome to a new feature on my blog – a weekly discussion of the history, lore and usage of common and uncommon herbs. Basil, that wonderfully prolific herb that is the perfect companion to tomatoes, has a long and varied history.  In Italy, it signified love; in Greece, hate; in Jewish tradition, strength during long [...]

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