[Manic Mondays] Dianic Circles and New Furniture

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Jow and I have been really busting ass to get the house ready for my annual Amazon ritual for my Dianic circle.  It’s where I cook a whole dinner and raise money for RAINN and then do a ritual about our strength as women.  I was so exhausted from all the house prep, meal prep, ritual prep, running the ritual, etc, etc that I fell asleep by midnight and then slept til 1p.  Now I’m getting ready for Palm Sunday dinner with my family and cooking for that.  Monday Jow and I are blanket forting!



Olives, Italian Cheese and Rustic Bread Slices

Ziti with Homemade Sauce

Turkey Sausage with Homemade Sauce

Italian Cookies

Strawberries with Mascarpone 

Thyme & Lavender Lemon Aid



Thyme & Lavender Lemon Aid (I made up the recipe on the fly)

2 Lemons, juiced

6 tablespoons sugar

6 sprigs thyme

2 tablespoons culinary lavender (in a muslin bag or it’s messy and gross as I learned the hard way)

8 cups water



Mix everything together.  Let seep for at least two hours before serving.  Remove the muslin bag.  Serve!

Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
Her frequently updated catalogue of published work is available on Author Central.

She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  


2 Responses

  1. Wow! Only one day of blanket forting?

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