Sunday, November 18, 2012

Festival Menus- Yule

Samhain has passed...

Now it is time to think about Yule (Winter Solstice) and what can be cooked to add a touch to our festivities.

Here are recipes to get you inspire for your Yule Menu!

Mulled Wine

1 bottle of red wine (Burgundy or Cabernet)
1 cup of orange juice, freshly squeezed
1 cup apple brandy
1/2 cup of sugar
1 red apple, washed
1 orange, washed, sliced into rounds
4 cinnamon sticks

1- Gently combine the wine, orange juice, brandy and sugar in a large sauce pan and heat over low-medium.
2- Stud the washed apple with cloves and float it in the mulled wine mixture, along with orange slices and cinnamon sticks.
3-Serve from a warm slow cooker or crock, if you have one, or heatproof serving bowl.
4- Let the merrymaking being!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Muffin Autumn Spices recipes

Have you ever tried the Autumn Spices Muffin at Tim Horton's? Seriously, those are amazing!

I have tried to find a similar recipe. but unfortunately, I was unable to find one exactly like Tim Horton's.

Instead, I have tried another one and modify it a bit to my taste....Hope you will enjoy it as much as I did!

For 12 muffins 

Cream Cheese Filling 

1/2 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar

Whip together cream cheese and sugar very well.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Create your Own Magical Oil

When thinking about magical oils, there are lot of people who decide to buy them instead of making them. Reasons to buy already made oils can be various...Either you don't have the necessary ingredients to create your own oil, or your lack patience to do so or you just don't feel comfortable mixing ingredients. However, creating your own oil is really easy and it adds a touch of your own energy on it.

Before everything, it will be necessary for you to determine your intent; this is really important since you will have to gather the essential oils calling for your recipe.

As a base, you can select one of the following oil:

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Samhain Recipes: Oils

For candles and altars, the following recipes can be used for your Samhain celebration or for specific activities during Samhain (such as to help divination).

Recipe 1
1oz base olive oil
4 drops Pine Oil
2 drops Frankincense oil
2 drops Patchouli oil
2 drops Lavender oil

Recipe 2 
3 drops Cedarwood
3 drops clove
3 drops frankincense
3 drops patchouli
3 drops rosemary

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Samhain Recipes: Incense

If you would like to make your own Incenses for Samhain,  I would suggest you to include herbs that have special meaning for Samhain.

For example:

For Remembrance: you can use Rosemary
For Purification: you can use Sage and Salt
For Protection: you can use Marigold, Pepper (for ghostly protection), Cinnamon, Wormwood ( protection against evil spirits)
To Honor the Earth: Patchouli and Pine.
To Honor the ancestors: Marigold

Sage is also a good herb for wisdom. Apple and Apple leaves can be used for the Sabbat of Samhain itself and for fall too. Mugwort is good for psychic awareness and to aid divination. Bay and Bay leaves are good for psychic powers.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Samhain Recipes!

I've posted enough recipes for Halloween, I think.

Let's go back to MY tradition and continue with more Samhain recipes for the Sabbat itself and not the ''party'' side of it as it is known nowadays for most of people (meaning Halloween).

If you're doing a feast for Samhain, here are more recipes for this Sabbat

Cream Cheese Potato Pie 


1 egg, beaten
1 10 oz package cream cheese, softened
3 cups mashed potatoes
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
2 Tablespoons sweet basil
3/4 Teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 cup shredded cheese

How to make it:

Drinks for Grown-ups on Halloween

Dry Martini Eyeball 

12 Radishes
12 Pimento Stuffed Olives, halved
3 cups Vodka
½ cup Olive Juice
Ice Cubes

To make Eyeball Ice Cubes:

Peel radishes, leaving thin streaks of red skin for veins and blood vessels. Using the pointed end of a vegetable peeler or small paring knife, cut out an olive size hole in each radish. Stuff an olive half into each hole, pimiento stuffing side out. Place each olive stuffed radish into an ice cube tray. You may have to trim some of the radishes to fit. Cover with water and freeze for 4 hours or until frozen.

 In a pitcher, add vodka, olive juice and ice cubes. Stir well to chill. Add Eyeball ice cubes. Serve at once.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

More Samhain Food recipes

Samhain Meat Pie 


1 bay leaf
10 bacon slices
1 pound sliced thickly mushrooms
2 leeks or onionschopped into
1 inch pieces
3 carrots chopped into
1 inch pieces
1 chicken, cut into serving portions
3 TBS chopped parsley
3 sliced potatoes, peeled or not
1 TBS red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, optional

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Spooky recipes

Yummy Mummy Cookies

2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened (150 mL)
1 cup granulated sugar (250 mL)
2 tsp vanilla extract (10 mL)
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (625 mL)
1/2 cup HERSHEY'S® Cocoa (125 mL)
1/2 tsp salt (2 mL) 1/4 tsp baking powder (1 mL)
1 1/4 cups CHIPITS® Semi-Sweet Mini Chocolate Chips (approx.) (300 mL)
2 cups CHIPITS® White Chocolate Chips (approx.) (500 mL)
1 tbsp vegetable shortening* (approx.) (15 mL)

Again...Samhain recipes!

I do several posts about Samhain recipes as I didn't want to write one big (long...very long) post about it.

I think it is more clear and less compacted that way.

 So here it goes again for some other great Samhain recipes:


1 1/4 cup sugar
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded coconut
3/4 cup raisins
4 large grated carrots (2 cups)
1 apple, shredded
8 ounces crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla

More Samhain Recipes and Halloween recipes

Here are more recipes to enjoy for Samhain and some recipes specially for Halloween. (Yeah, I separate the two as it is not exactly the same thing for me).

Recipes for Halloween:

"Boo-tiful" JELL-O Cups

3/4 cup boiling water
1 pkg. (85 g) Jell-O Orange Jelly Powder
2 cups ice cubes
2/3 cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping,
divided 8 miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

How to make it:
1-ADD boiling water to jelly powder in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add ice; stir 3 to 5 min. or until jelly is thickened. Remove any unmelted ice. Whisk in 1/3 cup Cool Whip until blended. Pour into 4 dessert dishes.
2- REFRIGERATE 30 min. or until firm.
3- DROP remaining Cool Whip by spoonfuls onto desserts to resemble ghosts. Add chocolate chips for the eyes.

This is what a ''Boo-tiful'' Jell-O Cups can look like

Monday, September 24, 2012

Samhain recipes

Samhain is knocking our doors and since it is my favorite Holiday, what better way to start this new blog with Samhain recipes!

A great recipe coming from the ''Ye Olde Witches Brew Magazine'', the Barmbrack.

Barmbrack is a traditional Celtic bread served during Samhain with tea, and is the center of a divinatory ritual for the coming year.

To make a traditional Barmbrack, trinkets and charms are always added into the mixture. Naturally, your own charms and meanings can and should be utilized as a part of your Samhain traditions. Each charm should be wrapped carefully in parchment or wax paper and placed equally through the bread before its final rise.


Merry Meet and Welcome!

This blog is an extension of Archanges & Protection's blog.

However, slight difference, it will be written in English instead of French...but don`t worry it will be possible to translate it to the language of your choice with Google Translate. :)

This blog will be a mix of brews, potions, incenses, oils...and will contain also meal recipes allying with the different seasons and Sabbats.

Should you have any suggestions or questions, don`t hesitate to contact me.

Blessed be!

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