Tag: yule

Yuletide Drinks

Happy Solstice and Joyous Yule! We have a full moon this year, so we’re staying up all night as a vigil for the coming sun! We’re going to touch on three seasonal drinks here. First is a special infused brandy that we are going… Continue Reading “Yuletide Drinks”

New Year’s Wishes and Witches’ Balls

We’ll post a more elaborate article on Witches’ Balls later, but for the meantime, I wanted to show these ones I made as gifts.  Witches’ Balls are like little ornamental spells or prayers.  Based on the combination of items inside, it casts out your… Continue Reading “New Year’s Wishes and Witches’ Balls”

All Natural Yule Wreath

Today I’m making a big wreath to hang on the front of our house for Yule. First of all, I want to complain a little about my husband B teasing me for often saying “reef” because my Arizona drawl comes out now and then.… Continue Reading “All Natural Yule Wreath”

Yule Fruit Garlands

For Yule, I’m decorating my house in garlands of cranberries, dried orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and star anise, and making a wreath that I will post on next. There is also a pine cone garland, I’ll talk about that briefly at the end. This… Continue Reading “Yule Fruit Garlands”

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”