Baby Rhubarb and Israeli Couscous Porridge {Kim Hageman}

Living in a cold place creates all kinds of survival behaviors that mark the passing of the seasons. In September, when the first fleece jacket comes out is the point of no return. In October, when you are dying to be outside crunching leaves and lighting fires, you are stuck in the house because of horizontal freezing rain and 40 mph winds. Or in December, when it is impossible to find anything to wear for […] Read more »

Gratitude and a Heart Chakra Smoothie Bowl {The Hungry Goddess}

My days, especially my mornings, are made up of practices. Coffee beans are ground and put on to perk as I hum and chant my way through Sanskrit mantras; I meditate; sometimes I pull an oracle card or two; and I rotate the crystals that are scattered around my work area. Throughout the day, I sneak in some yoga, more mantras, and some mindful pauses for journaling. My practices sustain me, align me, return me […] Read more »

Peach and Blueberry Kefir Smoothie plus Kefir SuperFood Facts {The Hungry Goddess}

Kefir is a Superfood extraordinaire.  Kefir (kee-fer) is a fermented, probiotic milk drink from the Caucasus Mountains in Eastern Surope.  The name kefir translates to mean “pleasure” or “good feeling.” which makes sense with all of the healthful benefits!  It has a mild, tangy flavor and can even be considered to be a bit sour.  The consistency is thick but still liquid and bubbly.  Kefir is made with kefir “grains” – not acutal grains but […] Read more »

Matcha Green Tea Goddess Smoothie & Baba Yaga as Goddess of Life {Kim Hageman}

A few days ago, Baba Yaga presented herself on the Motherhouse of the Goddess Facebook page. I was thrilled! Baba Yaga is one of the goddesses I keep with me throughout the year, but usually she is at the forefront in autumn. I realized how much I have limited the range of this crone Goddess. As a denizen of the forest, Baba Yaga lives in a hut that spins on chicken feet when ever anyone […] Read more »

MotherRoot April – Shoot for the Stars! Magic and Practice for Your Month

Welcome to MotherRoot for April 2016! Our loose theme for this MotherRoot is the Cosmos, reaching for the stars, and syncing with La Luna. There is a lot of cosmic dancing occurring in the skies as planets are stationing retrograde and, of course, as the Moon and Sun move through the signs. Think of these retrogrades as opportunities to review, re-do in some cases, and reset your goals and heart’s desires. How can you shoot […] Read more »

Cough Relieving Thyme Tea Remedy {Kim Hageman}

In Wisconsin, spring remains chilly and damp well into May. Coughs, colds and bronchitis are setting in with many of my friends. Thyme is a very old remedy for many upper respiratory complaints. Its active ingredient, thymol, has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, along with a strong scent that helps loosen phlegm and soothes the respiratory system. Since the 16th century, thyme oil has been used in the mouth and on the skin because of its […] Read more »

Triple Goddess Red Clover Infusion Recipe {Kim Hageman}

Red Clover has been cultivated since ancient times for medicinal and magical purposes. From the time of the Celts, clover has been symbolic of the Triple Goddess because of it’s trifoliate leaf form. Red Clover flowers and leaves can be a source of many valuable nutrients, including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. Several studies of red clover’s “estrogen-like” isoflavones suggest that it may significantly reduce hot flashes in menopausal women. […] Read more »

Spicy Chicken, Mung Bean, and Chickpea Stew Recipe {Hungry Goddess}

Spicy chicken, mung bean and chickpea stew is one of my favorite “nourishing” recipes. I do this as a version of my Chicken Curry and it sustains through the cooler months and is repeat requested by family and friends! It’s also a great dish when you have a gathering or puja happening. Dried Bird Chile Peppers pack a serious punch and are the perfect way to amp up a curry or stew. You should be able […] Read more »