Tarta De Venus: A Not So Traditional Easter Cake — Gather Victoria

This simple almond tart is inspired by the Tarta de Santiago, a very dense, moist, cake traditionally served during Holy Week in Spain. It usually features the image of the St. James Cross dusted in powdered sugar but I went with a scallop shell instead. Venus goddess of love, beauty and fertility mythically arose from…

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Holiday Egg Dyeing with Herbs – Traditional Medicinals

Good Witches Homestead

As herbalists, we are naturally intrigued by all plants – for their historical use as traditional medicine, but also for art and creativity. We mark the passage of time with the growing and blooming of the plants we love, and with spring in our midst, we feel the natural urge to be more creative and to brighten up our homes. One such way is using plants as a natural dye. It’s a lovely activity for the Easter holiday, as traditionally eggs were decorated and hung on tree branches to symbolize the fertility of the spring season. It’s also a fun, anytime activity to do with children to celebrate spring!

MATERIALS & INGREDIENTS

Materials needed:

  • 5-10 containers, glass or plastic to use as vessels for plant dye
  • Small saucepan
  • Spoons
  • Cookie rack

Ingredients needed:

  • White Eggs: In order to get a clear sense of the dye colors, white eggs will be…

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Spring’s Rebirth – Slavic and Balkan Pysanky

by Elder Mountain Dreaming

Egun And Then Some …

Egun Run

Sunday March 31 at 8pm edt, KDCL Media  presents Oro and Miss Paula for another edition of Egun And Then Some…

Egun…Our Ancestors.

Spirituality and its place in our lives. How the past affects the future. How do we not repeat the mistakes of the past or are we trapped in a perpetual loop of our own making?

We’ll be re-visiting some topics that have reared their heads once again, and take calls from our listeners.

And Then Some… We strive for Enlightenment, Education and Entertainment on a variety of topics including: the environment, rights and freedoms, events around Mountain Maryland, Deep Creek Lake, and the topics you choose when you call the switchboard.

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