Reaching for the Moon Episode 29: Imbolc 2017

Reaching for the Moon Podcast

Welcome to the 29th episode of Reaching for the Moon, the podcast brought to you by the Witches and Pagans of Everglades Moon Local Council. The Wheel continues to turn and we find ourselves at Imbolc! The days are starting to grow longer as the Sun Child born at Yule grows in strength. Happy New Year everyone!

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Within our Imbolc 2017 podcast, you will find:

  • Music: “Calling the Elements” song by Crow Women who are members of CoG, from their album “Crow Goddess“.
  • The Interview: Lady Bridget sits down with Lord Gwydion about taking part in the show Peter and the Starcatcher (Buy your tickets herehttps://www.facebook.com/events/1818982735042383/)
  • Pandie’s Pagan Project: where we learn how to make candleholders using Alum Powder and Mason Jar lids
  • Music: “Between” by Mama Gina from her album, “I Remember Love
  • BRAND NEW!: the latest edition to our podcast by Lady Bridget, where she will discuss the different myths of the year. Leave a comment to help us pick a name for this segment!
  • It’ll Grow on You: with Lord Riekin where we learn about effective bug control
  • Foodoo: where Qabal teaches us how to use poppyseeds for Imbolc recipes
  • Music: “Ganesh is Fresh” by Ginger Doss, from her album “From Love to Love

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As promised, here is a video tutorial for our Pandie’s Pagan Project!


If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them! If you’d like to contribute something to our podcast, whether it’s your music, an article, or something else, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you to help make that happen! Please be sure to leave us feedback on iTunes. It’s a great way to help other pagans find us, and makes us feel awesome when we see those 5-Stars!

The lovely music between our segments was supplied by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at www.jewelbeat.com.

Blessed be! We are EMLC, and We are CoG!

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Foodoo: Qabal’s Scones

In the Imbolc 2016 episode of our podcast, Reaching for the Moon, Qabal shares a delicious recipe for homemade scones. For your ease in making these delicious treats, we’re sharing the no lies recipe below so that you can make your own foodoo at home!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter cut into quarter inch cubes and then frozen
  • 1/2 cup currants, cranberry, raisin – any fruit chopped to the size of a raisin (optional)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
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Ingredients – ASSEMBLE!

Modifications:

  • Add vanilla
  • Add orange rind to make it citrusy
  • Rosemary – with less sugar, you can make a more savory scone
  • Want a fluffier scone? Double baking powder!

Do not add:

  • Anything that will add moisture, so not fresh fruit
  • Chocolate chips – add too much fat and tends to burn. If you want to add chocolate chips, make it wetter and lower the temp for cooking

Once your ingredients are assembled, preheat oven to 425. Allow to sit at this temperature for at least 15 minutes.

Step 1: Combine flour, salt, and sugar. You can use a food processor to achieve this, or a wisk or your hand.

Step 2: Add the butter – using a food processor to pulse until it gets to a lumpy  cornmeal consistency. Or use pastry blender to cut the butter in.

Add the butter into the mix.
Add the butter into the mix.

Step 3: Mix in your currants or whichever dry fruit you will be using.

Time to add our fruit!
Time to add our fruit!

Step 4: Add the cream. This is a process. Add 1/2 a cup to start, stir gently. Then wait a few moments to hydrate the flour. Humidity may make this process tricky.

Adding the liquids into the mix
Adding the liquids into the mix

Step 5: Flour can absorb flour from the air. You may not use the entire 1 cup of cream. Stop adding your liquids when your mixture looks like this:

The consistency we're after
The consistency we’re after

Step 6: This is the way we want our mixture to look. It will look a little dry. You want the dough to end up just a little wet but not too much.  In the above, we used 3/4 cup of cream due to the humidity that day.

Step 7: Put the dough in an 8″ cake pan to get a nice round shape, then tap it out of the cake pan to get ready to cut. You can skip this step and just make your own round shape about 8″ across. You’ll then cut this length-wise into 8 triangles.

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Our dough is in our cake pan for shaping
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The perfect circle! Now ready for slicing into triangles!

Step 8: (optional) Brush some cream on your scones before they go into the oven. This will give them a nice brown crust. You can also sprinkle them with a little sugar if you want a slight sweetness.

Brushing with cream to add a lovely golden crust
Brushing with cream to add a lovely golden crust

Once in the oven, your scones will be done in about 12 minutes. You can flip the scones midway for even browning.

The waiting is the hardest part...
The waiting is the hardest part…

Remove from oven, cool on a wire rack for just a few minutes. Below is what the crumb of our scones will be. It should have a cake-like look but be crunchy.

LOOK AT THAT YUMMY SCONE!
LOOK AT THAT YUMMY SCONE!

If you double the amount of baking powder you will get a much lighter scone. This crumb will airier and fluffier.

They can be served warm or at room temperature. You can serve them with tea or coffee, and jam goes really well with these.

Reaching for the Moon Podcast: Episode 18 – Imbolc 2016

Reaching for the Moon Podcast

Welcome to the 18th episode of Reaching for the Moon, the podcast brought to you by the Witches and Pagans of Everglades Moon Local Council. The Wheel continues to turn and we find ourselves at Imbolc! While we’re still in Winter’s grasp, we have already noticed the days starting to grow longer…

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Within our Imbolc 2016 podcast, you will find:

  • Pandie’s Pagan Projects: Alpandia teaches how to add herbs and oils to candles (bringing light in for Imbolc)
  • FooDoo with Qabal: Qabal walks us through the making of scones
  • Music: “Flicker and Flame” by Mama Gina from her album “Goddess Kiss’d
  • Nice Witch with Shaylee: discussing the use of technology in ritual
  • Tarot Tips: Lady Bridget talks about how to choose a tarot deck
  • It’ll Grow On You: Join Lord Riekin as we continue through medicinal uses for Kitchen Spices! This episode we look at herbs starting with the letters P, Q, R, and S
  • Music: “Turning Wheel” by Lady Bridget from her album “In Her Sacred Space

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If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them! If you’d like to contribute something to our podcast, whether it’s your music, an article, or something else, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you to help make that happen! Please be sure to leave us feedback on iTunes. It’s a great way to help other pagans find us, and makes us feel awesome when we see those 5-Stars!

You may have noticed that we’ve got some really nice music between our segments now. This great music was supplied by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at www.jewelbeat.com.

Blessed be! We are EMLC, and We are CoG!


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EMLC Podcast: Episode 10 – Imbolc 2015

PodcastLogoWelcome to the Imbolc episode of EMLC’s pagan podcast, Reaching for the Moon! We’re very excited to share this episode with you. While the rest of the US is under blankets of snow and ice, down here in Florida we’re celebrating with slightly warmer weather. It’s a time of growth and energy down our way. We’re outside more enjoying the cooler weather, and our air is filled with the smells of blooming plants and flowers. Big thanks to everyone in Everglades Moon Local Council for contributing and sharing with us, and to members of CoG National who also contributed to our little podcast. In this episode you’ll find:

  • An Introduction by Sirona & Lady Bridget
  • How to Use a Pendulum by Alpandia
  • Poetry: Shaylee of EMLC’s own Beachfyre Coven shares a poem she wrote entitled “She Awakens”
  • The Interview: Lady Bridget interviews Lord Orion Foxwood on his book, “The Flame in the Cauldron” published by Weiser books. Learn more about Lord Orion at his website, OrionFoxwood.com
  • Tarot Tips: The Court Cards: by Lady Bridget
  • Poetry: Lady Pythia of Midwest Regional Local Council shares her poem, “Below Starlight”
  • Music: Lady Bridget sings “Winter Vision”, from the album “In Her Sacred Space”. This album is available at LadyBridget.com

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If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them! If you’d like to contribute something to our podcast, whether it’s your music, an article, or something else, please leave us a comment below and we’ll get back to you to help make that happen! Please be sure to leave us feedback on iTunes. It’s a great way to help other pagans find us, and makes us feel awesome when we see those 5-Stars!

You may have noticed that we’ve got some really nice music between our segments now. This great music was supplied by JewelBeat. Download your free music and free sound effects at www.jewelbeat.com.

Blessed be! We are EMLC, and We are CoG!

EMLC Podcast: Episode 1 – Imbolc, 2013

PodcastLogoWelcome to the introductory episode of EMLC’s pagan podcast, Reaching for the Moon! In our inaugural edition you’ll find:

  • Interviews from participants of Turning the Tide 2012
  • Sirona’s Pagan Parenting Segment
  • Music from Lady Bridget and Ginger Doss

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Be sure to subscribe so that you can stay in-the-know with what’s going on here with our Florida witches!  If you have suggestions or comments, we’d love to hear them!