Tag: history

The Magic of Bread and Leavening

I love making food from scratch when I can, because by allowing yourself to be involved from as early as possible, you have that much more time to imbue it with your energy and intentions. I’ll go over the history of bread and leavening… Continue Reading “The Magic of Bread and Leavening”

The History of Tarot

By Lori Nicole Evans Updated 8/16/2019 Free for use in educational and not-for-profit endeavors. The first known deck of playing cards came from the 800’s in China, for something that was called the ‘Leaf Game.’ Other forms were called ‘Money Cards’ and were often… Continue Reading “The History of Tarot”

Spelled Shortbread Cookies

My latest baking obsession has been cookies.  Most especially, shortbread cookies!  A fan of persnickety recipes (for some reason), I love the delicacy of shortbread.  It’s actually a very simple recipe, it only requires some patience.  What’s especially nice about this simple treat is… Continue Reading “Spelled Shortbread Cookies”

The History of Yule and the Wild Hunt

Written by Lori Evans December 2017, updated December 2019. A number of events are connected to the Yuletide season and the Jul/Yule Feast: the Winter Solstice (the longest night of the year, referred to as the “Tekufat Tevet” in the Talmud, and in the… Continue Reading “The History of Yule and the Wild Hunt”