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La Canadiense

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The Green Hour

La Canadiense La Canadiense


Ingredients: 
  • 2 oz whiskey
  • 1 oz joven mezcal
  • 1/2 oz maple syrup
  • 1 dash apple bitters
  • 1 dash old fashioned bitters
  • Orange peel

Instructions: 

Stir together all ingredients in a pitcher. Add peel and muddle. Pour over rocks in a double rocks glass.


Source: The New York Times Book of Cocktails 

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The Rose and the Mandrake

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Good Witches Homestead

Two of the plants most commonly assigned magical properties are the rose and the mandrake. We have all seen bouquets of roses in grocery stores around Valentine’s Day. But the most beautiful roses are the species roses or heirloom varieties that were bred before the first hybrid tea rose, La France, appeared in 1867. Those old roses have the true rose scent and are still used in the making of perfumes and oils.

There are more myths associated with the rose (Rosaceae species) than with any other flower. One concerns how the rose was created. A Corinthian maiden named Rodanthe was so beautiful that she had many suitors. But she had dedicated herself to Artemis, the Goddess of the Hunt, and vowed to remain unmarried in honor of the goddess. One day, as she was walking outside, she was surrounded by her suitors, each asking her to choose him. They…

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Orris Root

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Iris pallida

Also, Known As

  • Dalmatian Iris
  • Orris Root
  • Sweet Iris

The term orris root is used to denote the roots of a number of species, including Iris germanica, Iris pallida and Iris florentina. They have a very sweet fragrance, which is more distinct in some bearded irises compared to others. The aroma of the flowers of a particular species known as Iris pallida is considered to be the best. In fact, it is difficult for one to miss the characteristic fragrance of this flower, which blooms during spring. Just take a sniff of the aroma and you will surely admit that its smell is akin to that of grape soda.

The flowers of Iris pallida measure about four inches in diameter and appear in the later part of spring. Every branched stem of this plant bears anything between two and six attractive pale bluish-purple blooms.

Native to Croatia, this…

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Card of the Day – 5 of Swords – Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Tarot by Cecelia

Ah, the 5 of Swords immediately following the Lovers card, can you say love is a battlefield? With Venus having turned the corner in its retrograde over the weekend, things have been bound to come up in the area of relationships. Mind you, this does not have to be of the love variety, they can be business and job related, etc., as these can certainly give you a run for your money as well.

I felt compelled to come back and add this part regarding the New Moon, and not engaging in battle in any relationship. Some days I feel like a broken record, but let this serve as a reminder, that with the New Moon being in Aries, plus all of the other Aries energy at the moment, it may be wise to quietly walk away and not partake in any battles.

Overall, this week has a very positive…

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Political Cartoon: Liberalism welcomes President Trump

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Epicworld Dinner Topics

Political Cartoon:

Liberalism vs. President Trump

Thanks to A.F. Branco at Legal Insurrection for another great cartoon

Welcome Mat

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Patriotism: Reagan Quotes

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Patriotism:

Reagan Quotes

Faith, Moral Character, and Liberty

culture-war3-reaganAs long as we remember our first principles and believe in ourselves, the future will always be ours.

If we ever forget that we are “One Nation under God,” then we will be a nation gone under.

Reagan-Quote-BThere are no easy answers but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what is morally right.

We’ve got to do a better job of getting across that America is freedom—freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of enterprise. And freedom is special and rare. It’s fragile, it needs protection.

reagannosurvive-without-GodWe must realize that no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.

In a world wracked by hatred, economic crisis, and political tension, America remains mankind’s best hope.

My dream is that you will travel the road…

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