The Wondersmith
Rewarding curiosity and gifting magic all over the Pacific Northwest
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This blog is an exploration of daily magic, featuring wild plants, creative recipes, meaningful ceremonies, and writings about our shared humanity. 

Welcome to the Wondersmith's Writings! Here you can find magical recipes featuring foraged ingredients, musings on food and ceremony, and meaningful rituals to explore your own everyday magic. Don't forgot to subscribe if you'd like to get a notification anytime I post a bit more magic! And if you'd like to support my goal to spread magic far and wide, consider contributing to my patreon program!

Waning Moon Dessert and a Ritual for Clearing Space

Celebrate the lessons the waning crescent moon offers of clearing space in your life with this easy ritual designed to share with friends and a recipe for chicory and black cocoa night sky sorbet served with black walnut crescent moon cookies

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Elderberry Curd Mandala Tart as Equinox Meditation

This time of year represents balance, and so does this tart: silky and tart elderberry curd are the perfect pairing for a flaky chocolate crust. Lose yourself in the beauty of the season through a meditative cooking process too!

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Ephemera: A Magical Event

If our Collective Pacific Northwest Late Summer Nostalgia was distilled down into one magical evening, it would look a lot like this. This special event was free to guests who completed a city-wide treasure hunt. Their effort was rewarded with creative ice cream flavors, an interactive art installation, and an evening of sharing their favorite childhood memories!

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Amber Candy and Fossil Cookies: The Evolutionary Dance of Entomophagy

As I observe the passage of time - the billions of years of fascinating fossils stretching into the past, and (hopefully) billions of years of life stretching into the future - I see bugs. The practice of eating bugs is ancient and sustainable… try it yourself with these delightfully wholesome and nutty fossil cookies or very realistic edible amber candies!

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Wild Mint Sorbet Sandwiches and the Lessons of Nostalgia

Dip your toes into the sweet memories of summers of old with this easy recipe for a frozen treat that’s extra cooling, thanks to the addition of wild mint. These sorbet sandwiches are as easy as they are delicious. Ah, summertime.

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