Saturday, September 22, 2012

Mabon goodness!

At Eye of Nuit, we are so grateful for the blessings we have received and continue to receive. You, our customers, are the best blessings of all! As the Wheel of the Year has turned once more, we celebrate the Autumn Equinox by giving thanks to the abundance we've received in our lives. This is the second of the three harvests, and we begin to store all that we have grown to get us through the upcoming winter. But for now, Fall is officially here!

From now through the Winter Solstice, the Sun's strength begins to diminish. Daylight will grow shorter, and we will be turning the clocks back on November 4th at 2 AM.

Here's a list of upcoming events you won't want to miss, along with a recipe for Warm Mulled Cider to warm you on the those cool nights!

Upcoming Events:

Downtown Irwin Fall Festival. Saturday, September 22nd from 9 AM - 3 PM. Food, Craft vendors, Karaoke, & more!
Chris Marie will be at our Rising Sun Metaphysical Center to do readings!

Meditation with Jeff Kimmel - Friday, October 19th from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

Crystal Workshop with Ken Harsh - Friday & Saturday, October 26th & 27th. See the website for details.

Psychic Fair & Birthday Bash! - Saturday, November 10th.

Recipe of the Month: Warm Mulled Cider

Here's a DELICIOUS recipe that's easy to make!

  • 2 quarts (8 cups) fresh cider
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 10 thin orange slices, cut in half
  • 1/2 medium apple, cored but not peeled, cut into thin slices
  • 3 cinnamon sticks, 2 to 3 inches long, broken in half, plus 10 extra for garnish
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup dark rum (see note)
Place the cider in a large saucepan set over medium heat, and heat until it is warmed through.
While the cider is heating, melt the butter in a large, heavy saucepan set over medium heat. When melted, add the sugar and stir about a minute. (The sugar will not be completely dissolved.) Add the warm cider and stir until all the sugar has dissolved into the liquid.
Add half of the orange slices, the apple slices, the halved cinnamon sticks, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and rum. Stir and cook at a simmer, until flavors have melded well, 8 to 10 minutes. (Cider can be prepared 2 days ahead; cool, cover, and refrigerate. Reheat over medium heat, stirring often.)
To serve, ladle warm cider into mugs or cups. Garnish each serving with an orange slice and a cinnamon stick. Serves 10.
Note: Dark, rather than light rum, works best in this recipe. Myers Dark Rum works particularly well in this mulled cider. You can omit the rum for a nonalcoholic preparation, and it will still taste good.

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Until next time, my Wonderful Witchlets!