Archives for Eating With The Stars

SOUL CAKES – HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Often served at Halloween, these muffins symbolized of the souls of the dead releasing to the other side. In some Catholic countries they were symbolic of a soul leaving Purgatory for the glories of Heaven. While they have fallen out of favor they are a delightful memory from Halloween’s past.   Makes 12 cookies 1 cup butter, unsalted and softened 3 cups baking flour 2eggs ½ cup sugar 1 teaspoon nutmeg 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1teaspoon ginger 1teaspoon allspice ¼ cup milk Currants or raisins for topping Preheat oven to 350°F and grease two cookie sheets. In a small bowl, cut the butter into the flour with a
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Bridget’s Bread for Imbolg

We now celebrate the “coming out” of a silly ground hog on February 2. However, from ancient times, this has always been a serious celebration of return of the Sun and warmth. Farmers returned to the fields for early clearing and women aired the homes from the winter stuffiness. The Celts honored the goddess Brigid, who would later be St. Bridget, the goddess of the light and of farm animals. At this time of year grains were still relatively plentiful. Many of the dishes honoring this day between the winter solstice, the darkest day, and Autumnal Equinox, when the Sun
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A Little Less Guilt on Thanksgiving: Flourless, Sugarless Chocolate Cake

If you plan to jam potatoes and stuffing in your face on Thanksgiving, you can still end your feast with the taste of chocolate sans the flour and sugar. The chocolate is so rich and delicious that you really don’t miss the less healthy aspects of this cake. Makes one 8-inch round cake 6 oz. semi sweet baking chocolate (I use ones that are at least 80 percent cocoa) ½ cup butter – you can use coconut oil ¼ cup cocoa powder 3 eggs 1/2 cup honey Optional Berry Topping Combine 12 ounces of your favorite frozen berries, ¼ cup
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Pork Cubes with Quick Mole

A yummy Halloween dish for you… Serves 4 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 small white onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon of ground coriander 1 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper 2 pounds pork cubes 1- 7 ounce can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 3 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa 4 tablespoons tomato paste ½ cup chicken broth   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat the oil in an oven proof medium sauté pan over medium heat and then add the onion. Sauté for about 5 minutes, until the
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Saturn and Jupiter Squaring Off

        Two of the titans of the universe, Saturn and Jupiter made a direct square on August 3. These two do a twenty-year dance together. This one started with a conjunction in 2000 – now we are at a more disharmonious placement – a square of Saturn at 28 degrees Scorpio and Jupiter at 28 degrees Leo. These two are at odds in many ways. Jupiter wants expansion and risk. She beckons us to search out people who are different from us and who hold different beliefs. She opens the door to the new, fresh and different. Jupiter
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Fried Pasta

This is a good carb loaded recipe perfect for a cold winter’s dinner and quirky enough to satisfy your favorite Aquarian. Aquarians are the rebels of the Zodiac. They love to innovate and just shake up the normal flow of life. Often described as the teenagers of the sky, Aquarians have a low tolerance for the mundane. In my cookbook, “Signs of the Tines: The Ultimate Astrological Cookbook” www.signsofthetines.com, I include this fried pasta recipe in the Aquarius section because it appeals to their sense of the different. Anyone can boil or bake pasta but it takes an Aquarian to
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Cranberry Bread Pudding

January is the time of Capricorn and this recipe will give them that comforting, traditional food Capricorn craves and use up the last of those cranberries! I made this with gluten free bread because I have a friend who really needs to go gluten free and it worked fine but another cup of cream. In addition, you can use low fat cream – it is a little less thick – but who needs more fat after the Holidays? Cranberry Bread Pudding 8 ounces of croissant, cubed 2 cups of half-and-half 1 ½ cups of heavy cream 1 vanilla bean, split
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We Need Spring!

We need the spring season. We haven’t seen much of spring but it will arrive – eventually. While those who know me know that I am a cool weather gal we have to honor the beauty and necessity of spring. Spring begins when the Sun moves into the constellation of Aries on the equinox. Aries is the typical sign of upward and outward movement – or masculine energy looking to change paths and lead a new way. How perfect! This is the time to clean away the old growth, sow the fields and make plans for the rebirth of late
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Great Review for “Signs of the TInes: The Ultimate Astrological Cookbook” in “Pathways” Magazine

Pick up a copy of this month’s “Pathways” Magazine or read on line – and check out page 41 – for the great review of “Sign of the Tines!”  “I assure you that the usefulness of knowing even the most basic astrological information…will be matched and exceeded by the enjoyment of cooking and eating your way through this book.” “Signs of the Tines” is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble.com and www.Signsofthetines.com. ” http://www.pathwaysmagazineonline.com/Pathways%20Online/currentissue_files/PathwaysMagazineOnline_Wi13.pdf
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Pluto, Forgotten Women of History and Great Holiday Recipes Too!

HI! Check out two sites today for some fun listening and reading. First, I am excited to report that we have a new podcast up on Web Talk Radio which is dedicated to my favorite planet Pluto and features a interview with the always-interesting MCV Egan. She talks about her fascinating book, “Bridge of Deaths” and how she is resolving this 70 year old mystery utilizing past life regressions among other modalities! Listen to MCV and find out why I love Pluto athttp://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/2013/12/09/astrological-cook-producing-change-with-pluto/ Remember you can get downloads on your RSS feed by going tohttp://webtalkradio.net/internet-talk-radio/category/podcasts/fun-food-pets-and-travel/astrological-cook/feed/ If you love History then you
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