Eats. First Quarter Moon in Aires.

  
Mmm. I find it like clockwork that I feel the need to post on days when the moon shifts into the next big phase. Not by purpose…but by instinct.

Tonight the moon shifts into the first quarter moon phase…and it just so happens to be in Aires tonight! I’m feeling on fire with my intention!!! Ha…you Aires! Speaking of reflecting back to my intention (as the first quarter moon calls for you to do), I feel like today I’ve really set the tone with doing me…last night I went to a Mary Kay facial seminar thing that I won…had a makeover and tried some really lovely face products….me below glowing after the Mary Kay Facial Party!

  
I purchased some things from a friend and felt very…very…and I mean VERY feminine! And good. Good to the bone. 

Took the initiative to take care of my skin…and then today on a whim…bought some good to the bone food! (First picture). 

Typically, when I get the urge to buy fruits and vegetables, I’ll neglect them in the fridge until they rot before my eyes…but today….mmm, was more than just your typical urge…today was a spontaneous and yet very Aires urge…of buying fruits and vegetables that I followed through with and actually ate! 

Not to mention my youngest was thrilled beyond her years to eat what I served for dinner!

Whole Foods lemon pepper rotisserie chicken (which is unbeatable with a price of $6.99 for a whole chicken already cooked…any of their rotisserie chickens are really yummy), organic carrots (which were on sale), lady of the moon organic tomatoes (had to buy because it was from Lady Moon Farms…hello moon), ranch dip made with sour cream and hidden valley ranch powder, kimchi, blueberries, and Pinot noir in my Virgo cup!. Felt very spontaneous and healthy today! Because everyone who knows me…knows I love to eat candy..most of the time…and I truly eat whatever I feel like…Ha! (No strict diet here!) So tonight was very….health minded! Felt very good!

Thinking back to my very feminine new moon intention …I’m doing me! And tonight I honored my body with some good food! 

Reflect back to your new moon intention…and find your next step!

Love & Moonlight, 

Kelly

November…Hello.

   
 
So all the Halloween is boxed up…pumpkins remain with one scallywag ghost that decided to stick around. Time for some fall reading and tea. 

Feeling that it’s going to be a crafty and belly full November! 

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

New Moon in Libra with Cocktail Monday on Point!

I’m going to make this short and sweet…as this Sleepy Hollow Cocktail has already gotten me feeling good. In honor of Cocktail Monday (the Monday I come off call) I present to you… THE SLEEPY HOLLOW.

Ingredients:

1/2 oz of Absinthe (to swirl around your cup and discard)

2 oz of mezcal (I used 100% agave Hornitos :medium aged: tequila)

1 oz of St. Elizabeth Allspice dram (I used Drambuie)

2 dashes of angostura bitters

1-2 sprigs of rosemary for a smokey fragrance.

Directions:

Swirl the absinthe in a cup and discard. Then add the mezcal (tequila), dram, angostura bitters with ice in a shaker and drain into the cup (with the residual absinthe)…garnish with the rosemary and light it on fire for a smokey fragrance. Serve immediately. (Serves one).

So above is my photo of my Monday Cocktail...pretty pleased and ready for bed as it is my MAMAS night cap (it’s gone now)…did my yoga tonight…with hip openers…and topped the night off with this cocktail! Tomorrow I’ll be sore…I know…but I feel good right now!

THE MOON, however, is in LIbra tonight...so it is fitting to just BEEEEE! No right or wrongs matter tonight…because with the Scales of the Libra teaches us…without the wrong there would be no right…you have to have both…so just BE…and don’t fuss. Let it go… πŸ™‚ It’s a NEW MOON…so set an intention for this lunar cycle…maybe it could be about letting go of something…

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

HAPPY NEW MOON AND COCKTAIL MONDAY!!!

RECIPE FOUND HERE!

Blueberry Full Moon Dessert! Blueberry Torte.


Okay okay…It’s pretty clear I’m not a food stylist! haha. Check out my blueberry torte…and its whipped cream moon! hahaha uh…

Besides that my version is ugly… I’ll have you know, that this recipe is actually pretty tasty!

Blueberry Torte from Mom via Barbara Fallin (Family great aunt)

Ingredients

1 1/2 pack graham cracker crumbs

1 stick of butter

1/2 cup sugar

3 TBSP milk

8 oz cream cheese

1 cup of chopped pecans

big tub of cool whip

can of blueberry pie filling

Directions:

Look at this pic…I’m being lazy!

Just so you know…this was a childhood dessert my mom used to make ALL THE TIME! That and a “Melt in Your Mouth”…I’ll have to share that some other time!

HAPPY FULL MOON!!!

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe for the Blueberry Full Moon

The Blueberry Full Moon is coming up this Saturday August 29th, 2015…and it happens to be a SUPER MOON! A Super moon typically happens 4-6 times per year and it’s when the moon is really close to the Earth. So this full moon should be a BIG ONE! Crossing my fingers that the night sky is clear!

In preparation for this months Blueberry full moon…here is a second recipe! Blueberry Frozen Yogurt inspired by THIS RECIPE!

Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

Ingredients

1 small package of fresh blueberries (washed and then frozen over night)

Yogurt (eye ball it for smooth blending…can be plain or flavored…we tried vanilla)

Honey or Agave Nectar (a squeeze or two for sweetness)

Lemon juice (a squeeze for balance)

Directions

Blend it! haha.

Side note….I roughly went along with the recipe linked above. This was my version. I added some splashes of milk to get the blueberries to blend easily…but it turns out that if you don’t eat it right away then the yogurt gets kind of foamy…I think the milk did that. Also, if you don’t like textured food (bits of fruit) then you probably won’t like this recipe because it has a lot of blueberry bits. My oldest daughter wasn’t a fan of all the blueberries. Next time I’ll plan on using less blueberries and more yogurt per my girls request…and NO milk. Just yogurt, blueberries, agave, and a splash of lemon!

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly

P.S. I have ONE more recipe from my mom that I’ll share ON the Blueberry Full Moon morning! (August 29th!!!)

Blueberry Cobbler Recipe for the Blueberry Full Moon

August’s full moon is called the Blueberry Full Moon or the Sturgeon Full moon…a time when both are in season! In preparation for the upcoming Blueberry Full Moon on August 29th (the day before my birthday!!!) I want to share some blueberry dishes leading up. First up…my Grandma’s Blueberry Cobbler recipe from Alvin and Imogen Duke.

Blueberry Cobbler from Grandma via Alvin and Imogen Duke.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of Fruit (for this recipe we will be using blueberries.) If you want to make an apple cobbler you will need to add 1 tsp of cinnamon to the apples. If you want to use canned fruit use the liquid it comes in!
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 cups of sugar

For the dough:

  • 1 1/2 cup self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup milk

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

While you are making the dough bring the 3 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar to a boil until the sugar is dissolved for the sugar water. It might look like a lot of sugar water but you will use it all! Also go ahead and melt that stick of butter in a 9×13 dish in the oven.

To make the flour cut the shortening into the flour and then add the milk. Kneed the dough until it is smooth. Roll it into a rectangle.

Put the fruit on top of the dough and then roll it into a log. Cut into small circles about 1-2 inches thick. Place the cut circles flat into the melted buttered 9 x 13 dish and then add ALL OF THE SUGAR WATER. Yes, it looks like too much (might even make the circles float). But trust me…it makes a delicious blueberry goodness…you need all that sugar water.

Bake until brown around 55 minutes. Serve it WARM! That’s the best! Even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Love & Moonlight,

Kelly