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Briana Blair

Artist, writer, ordained interfaith minister, Dr. of Metaphysics and passionate oddball. I love to create, and I love bringing knowledge and joy to others. I've been an artist for 35 years, a writer for 26 and a Pagan for 22. And I'm just getting started! Facebook - Twitter - Google+

parsley herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Parsley

This week’s magical herb is parsley. Parsley has a bright, rich and slightly bitter flavor. It’s one of the most commonly used garnishes anywhere. Parsley is a traditional component of bouquet garni, and is used all over the world. Latin Name: Petroselinum crispum Other Names: Garden Parsley Gender: Masculine Element:

paprika herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Paprika

This week’s magical herb is paprika. Paprika has a sweet, spicy, smoky flavor and a rich, earthy scent. Famously used in chicken paprikash, paprika is widely used in Hungarian and Spanish dishes. Latin Name: Capsicum annum Other Names: Chili Pepper, Bird Pepper Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Mars Sign: Aries,

oregano herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Oregano

This week’s magical herb is oregano. Oregano has a strong, savory flavor and pungent aroma. While famous for its use in Italian dishes, oregano is also found in Mexican cuisine, and surprisingly, in many perfumes. Latin Name: Origanum vulgare Other Names: Unknown Gender: Feminine Element: Air, Earth Planet: Mercury Sign:

nutmeg herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Nutmeg

This week’s magical herb is nutmeg. Nutmeg is rich, warm, fragrant and nutty. Known as a “pumpkin pie spice” in the US, Nutmeg is also used in Indonesian, Dutch and Scottish cuisine. Latin Name: Myristica fragrans Other Names: Unknown Gender: Masculine Element: Fire Planet: Jupiter Sign: Leo, Sagittarius, Pisces Day:

mustard herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Mustard

This week’s magical herb is mustard. Mustard seeds’ flavor can vary through sweet, spicy, nutty and earthy. While often considered a popular American condiment, mustard seeds are also used frequently in French and German cooking. Latin Name: Brassica juncea Other Names: Indian Mustard, Leaf Mustard, Chinese Mustard Gender: Masculine Element:

mint herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Mint

This week’s magical herb is mint. Mint has a cool, refreshing flavor and a fantastic scent. Known for its use in Mint Juleps, mint is also a component of tabbouleh and a number of other Middle Eastern dishes. Latin Name: Mentha Other Names: Varies Gender: Masculine Element: Air Planet: Mercury,

marjoram herb plant cooking magic

Magical Herb of the Week: Marjoram

This week’s magical herb is marjoram. Marjoram has a sweet, rich taste similar to oregano. Marjoram is most notably used in “herbs de provence” and is used widely in Greek and Italian cuisine, especially with lamb. Latin Name: Origanum majorana Other Names: Sweet Marjoram, Knotted Marjoram Gender: Masculine Element: Air

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