Life, Imbolc & Cake

There is nothing like cake to celebrate a special occasion and Imbolc (on February 2nd) is no exception. And I think this “naked” sponge cake would be a wonderful addition to any Imbolc Feast! It’s kept gorgeously moist with brushings of lavender and rosemary syrup (between cake layers) but the slight tang of the Mascarpone […]…

Black Dogs of Appalachia

Recommending this blog post full of folklore concerning black (and white) dogs from out of Appalachia: Pad Pad Pad, Black Dogs in Appalachian Folklore. — Holy Stones and Iron Bones In my family, there were a lot of stories about supernatural white dogs coming to the aide of our ancestors in times of need before…