Adventures in Strega, Italian Witch Liqueur

Liquore Strega is a saffron-hued herbal liqueur from Benevento, Campania, Italy.  “Strega” is Italian for witch, drawing on legends of witchcraft in Benevento that go back to truly olden times.  Benevento was a hotspot for a cult of Isis, a temple for which was also devoted to Hecate and Diana, all representing goddess moon aspects….

A Winter Solstice Poem – Midwinter Song

Originally posted on Joan Aiken:
? Many thanks to all of you who have visited and shared your thoughts here throughout the year! I do hope you will come again  – and bring your friends…  Here is a poem and drawing by Joan to celebrate the passing of  Winter and the return of Spring. >>>>>*<<<<<…