21 Hot Fall Drink Recipes For Savoring The Best Flavors Of The Season By KIRSTEN NUNEZ

Happy Fall, Ya’ll!  These drinkies by Kirsten Nunez really look delicious.  After you try them, let me know what you think!

Enjoy this day.  Blessed Be.

 

 

Now that it is officially fall, it is time to start curling up with hot autumn drinks, blankets, and a good book. There is something so comforting about warm seasonal drinks, after all. And if you are anything like me, you love learning how to whip them up in the comfort of your own home.

One might argue that it is easier to buy ready-made beverages from stores or cafes. I mean, America is known for having a Starbucks or McDonald’s around every corner. It is not difficult to find a pumpkin spice latte when the craving hits. Yet, making your own drinks at home is so rewarding. You can customize the flavors and control the level of sweetness. To top it off, you can alter the recipe to fit a special diet. For example, coconut or soy milk can be used to create a vegan pumpkin spice latte. Yum.

Luckily, you do not have to be Rachael Ray or Martha Stewart to successfully make your own fancy fall drinks. And you definitely do not need to be a barista. All it takes is practice, patience, and a little guidance. To get started, check out this diverse list of 21 hot drink recipes for the beloved autumn season. Get ready to indulge, folks.

1. Hot Apple Cider Rum Punch

Hot apple cider and rum come together in this innovative punch recipe by Brown Eyed Baker. Thanks to the apple, orange, and ginger, you’ll be treated to a burst of seasonal flavors in the very first sip.

2. Warm Spicy Apple & Carrot Drink

Get those autumn vibes going with this warm apple and carrot drink by Green Kitchen Stories. This delicious beverage boasts intense flavors such as fresh ginger, rosemary, and cinnamon. It’s extremely good for you, too.

3. Mulled Wine

Wine lovers will swoon over this tutorial by How Sweet Eats. The recipe features two different ways to make mulled wine; you can even customize the ingredients to fit your preferences. Get ready for your kitchen to smell ah-mazing.

4. Dirty Chai Latte

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Mabon 2014: Six Ways To Celebrate The Pagan Autumnal Equinox By Antonia Blumberg

The autumnal equinox falls on September 23 in 2014, marking the official first day of fall as well as the pagan holiday, Mabon, in the northern hemisphere.

Mabon is a harvest festival, the second of three, that encourages pagans to “reap what they sow,” both literally and figuratively. It is the time when night and day stand equal in duration; thus is it a time to express gratitude, complete projects and honor a moment of balance.

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“Mabon is a time to reflect on the previous year, when we can celebrate our successes (likened to bringing in the harvest) and assess which crops, projects, or dreams didn’t come to fruition,” the Los Angeles-based pagan leader Laurie Lovekraft told HuffPost.

The pagan website The White Goddess explains:

This is the time to look back not just on the past year, but also your life, and to plan for the future. In the rhythm of the year, Mabon is a time of rest and celebration, after the hard work of gathering the crops. Warm autumn days are followed by chill nights, as the Old Sun God returns to the embrace of the Goddess.

The holiday is named after the Welsh God, Mabon, son of Earth Mother goddess Modron.

Some pagans mark the holiday by enjoying rich feasts with seasonal foods like apples, pomegranates and root vegetables. Many also observe rituals honoring the goddess’ transition from mother to crone.

Lovekraft offered six ways to celebrate that can be done in small or large groups or individually:

1. Create an altar. This can be on a dining room table, hearth, or dresser with apples, leaves, pinecones, corn, pomegranate, squash, and root vegetables. Add gardening tools (scythe, baskets, hand trowel) and objects that are the colors of gold, orange, red, bronze, and rust. Light an orange or yellow candle and give thanks for the blessings of abundance you have in your life. (Always remember fire safety when working with candles and never leave a candle burning unattended!)

2. Ask for blessings. When lighting your candle, you can call to the Goddess in her Mother aspect and/or ask the Green Man to bless your harvest.

3. Do apple magic. Apples are often harvested in the fall. Cut an apple horizontally to reveal the hidden, five-pointed star (a pentagram) inside. Look for pentagonal forms around you (ex. five fingers and five toes, five petals of certain flowers, starfish, etc.)

4. Listen to music. Music is a wonderful way to get into the mood of Mabon! Songs by Lisa Thiel, the Reclaiming Tradition, and S.J. Tucker are especially evocative.

5. Meditate on balance. This is especially helpful if you are a family caregiver, but also if you have a high-stress job, pressure-filled commute, or have a lot of personal drama. Reflect on how you handle pressure, how you manage your and other people’s emotions, and how easily your peace of mind can be disrupted. Think about ways you can reduce stress and bring more balance to your days. Consider

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Magical Properties of Salt – Protection, Purification, Healing by Starfields

On the magic uses of salt for spells, protection, purification and healing.

Salt, as in ordinary household salt, is a powerful absorber of psychic energy. It doesn’t channel this energy but absorbs it and holds it instead and it is this central property which accounts for its many different uses in magic. Here is a list of magic uses for salt plus some easy salt spells for clearing, protection and purification.

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Cloves- Witch Magic, Witch Spells and Magic Herbs

Cloves and Their Use in Witch Magic

Cloves have been used for centuries in witch magic to draw friendship and
money towards the intended recipient. They are considered to be an especially
powerful magic herbs.

Cloves are considered masculine, and are associated with the planet Jupiter and
the element of Fire. Used for colds and insomnia, cloves has also been used by
witches for eons, Myrrh was burned on a daily basis. In ancient Greece the
petals and leaves of roses were used to foretell the future, to protect one
against evil witches and for healing the sick.

In witch magic spells cloves are traditionally used to invoke prosperity and
protection. It is especially good as a protection for children. It is also used

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The Raw Food Diet: A Beginner’s Guide and Review by Taylor Jones, RD

The raw food diet has been around since the 1800s, but has surged in popularity in recent years.

Its supporters believe that consuming mostly raw foods is ideal for human health and has many benefits, including weight loss and better overall health.

However, health experts warn that eating a mostly raw diet may lead to negative health consequences.

This article reviews the good and bad of the raw food diet, as well as how it works.

The raw food diet, often called raw foodism or raw veganism, is composed of mostly or completely raw and unprocessed foods.

A food is considered raw if it has never been heated over 104–118°F (40–48°C). It should also not be refined,

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