Shoot a Flaming Dragon Bomb

The Chinese Dragon is the highest-ranking creature in the Chinese god/animal hierarchy, representing power, majesty, dignity, fertility and wisdom. When he makes his appearance in effigy during Chinese New Year, he symbolizes the spiritual aspect of our existence and brings good fortune to all aspects of our lives.  To celebrate the dragon at this time…

Giving Parties For Pets

Since the Early Times, familiar creatures were accepted as quasi-supernatural entities who would assist witches and the Cunning Folk in their magical practices. Documents of that era described them as appearing in numerous guises – usually as an animal, and most commonly as a cat, or cat-demon. Unlike ghosts or otherworldly spirits, they were described…

Drown your sorrows & fly away with the Green Fairy

For some people, Valentine’s Day is a happy day of fun and romance, when you cheerfully overpay for food and drink and circulate photographs of delivered flowers, cards and gifts on social media with hashtags like #truelove #happy #spoilt or #smug. There you sit, in your bowl of cherries covered with chocolate-coated rose petals taking…

The Two of Cups: A Love Spell Cocktail and Truffles for Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day draws near, our thoughts turn to love, romance and flowers.  The Two of Cups is the tarot card that represents an ideal relationship between two people where there is balance, respect and genuine love. Parfait Amour (“perfect love” in French) is a violet-hued liqueur that tastes like a Victorian love potion combining the essences…

Predicting possibilities with pancakes

Mix a pancake, stir the pancake Pop it in the pan Fry the pancake, toss the pancake Catch it if you can See the pancake, what shape does it make? Gaze into the pan Show us, pancake, what is our fate? Speak! all-knowing flan.

Speak on, sweet groundhog…

He has emerged from his burrow up on Gobbler’s Knob, and as there is no sign of his shadow, has decided to stay out and toast Imbolc with a refreshing cocktail. Spring is here!