Final Freaky Friday: Samhains Sirens October 27, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

Freaky Friday Frolicking is about to begin! It's our last one of the season, so let's do it right!



Before we move on to the fun, let's find out who won yesterday's giveaway! And, the winner of the Raven Feather Glass Creations giveaway is...
Joe Beamon!

Congratulations! Be sure you send your choice of tea and mailing address to Kallan, so your prize can be shipped to you!

And now, on with the celebration!

Today's Music:  Samhain Song by Lisa Thiel






Forget-Me-Notby Kallan Kennedy



Today's tribute is to Margot Adler.

Margot Susanna Adler (April 16, 1946 – July 28, 2014) was an American author, journalist, lecturer, Wiccan priestess, radio journalist and New York correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR). Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Adler grew up mostly in New York City. Her grandfather, Alfred Adler, was a noted Austrian Jewish psychotherapist, collaborator with Sigmund Freud and the founder of the school of individual psychology. Adler authored Drawing Down the Moon, a 1979 book about Neopaganism which was revised in 2006.The book is considered a watershed in American Neopagan circles, as it provided the first comprehensive look at modern nature-based religions in the US. For many years it was the only introductory work about the American Neopagan communities.

Her second book, Heretic's Heart: A Journey Through Spirit and Revolution, was published by Beacon Press in 1997. Adler was a Wiccan priestess in the Gardnerian tradition, an elder in the Covenant of the Goddess, and she also participated in the Unitarian Universalist faith community.



Margot was a genuinely kind person. I had the opportunity to interact with her on Facebook for several years. Once, when I was starting a new walking regime, she encouraged me to keep going, as she had to walk 5 miles a day to keep her weight down. Another time, she discovered that I was going to be traveling to Manhattan for a business trip, and invited me to meet her for dinner. Unfortunately, I was unable to make that dinner, as my train left too early, and Margot passed through the veil the next year. She was always interested in making human connections like that. So many tributes have been made to her, and there are so many stories just like mine. She was a lovely person and we honor her spirit today.




Today's Recipe: Sweet Potato Pecan Pieby Autumn Earthsong



This pie recipe is something you would be proud to serve anytime through the holidays from Samhain to Yule.  It’s delicous.  Your guests will be impressed!

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie
1-1/4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 eggs
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups mashed cooked sweet potatoes
1 unbaked pie crust (9 inches)

TOPPING
 1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Whipped topping or ice cream

In a bowl, blend sugar and spices. Beat eggs; add milk and vanilla. Combine the sugar mixture. Stir in potatoes; beat until smooth. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Combine topping ingredients. Remove pie from the oven; sprinkle with topping. Bake 10-15 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Serve with whipped topping or ice cream.
6-8 servings.

Enjoy, Autumn Earthsong

Autumn Earthsong is a wife, mother, grandmother and a Witch! She’s been the Kitchen and Herb Witch for Samhain’s Sirens, The Sunday Stew and Imramma magazine for a few years now. Her Craft revolves around the kitchen, garden, hearth, altar, Mother Earth and Grandmother Moon. She feels Goddess blessed every day.   Autumn is also a healer as a Master Reiki practitioner and she’s knowledgeable in herbalism and crystals for healing as well. Autumn is the founder of her Coven and you can find her blogging at autumnearthsong.com.  Autumn is her favorite time of year as you may guess by her name,  and she especially loves sharing her favorite seasonal recipes!  She hopes you add them to your own  recipe files and enjoy them!  Blessed Samhain to all!


Siren's note: Our hearts go out to Autumn and her family at this time. Her daughter Sara passed through the veil last week. If you are able, please hold space for them at this time.




Cocktails with Ciel: Candy Corn Shots



Ingredients:

1 package orange Jello
1 package lemon Jello
1 packet unflavored gelatin
Vodka
Oranges or clear shot glasses

Instructions:

If using oranges slice oranges in half and scoop out the meat of the orange leaving an orange “bowl”. If using clear shot glasses set glasses out in preparation.

Boil one cup of water. Pour into bowl with one package of Jello (each flavor will need to be made separately and layered) and stir until Jello has fully dissolved. Pour in ¾ cup of vodka and stir. Fill the orange bowls or shot glasses one third of the way and place in the refrigerator until Jello has set. Repeat for each flavor of jello so that you get layers of orange, then lemon, then unflavored/clear to create the candy corn effect.

If using shot glasses your job is done! You can top with a bit of whipped cream if you like or simply leave them as is. If you are using oranges your next step is to slice the oranges. Since we are attempting to mimic candy corn try to slice them into as triangular a shape as possible. Next step: eat and enjoy!

These are a Halloween season favorite but one that I have never made or tried and decided this season I was going to give them a try and I am glad I did! They are so cute when finished and are perfect for any Halloween/Samhain party.

They are easy to make but can be time consuming as you have to wait for each individual layer of Jello to set before adding the next layer. The original instructions said 20 minutes to set but I found it took about 40 minutes for each layer to properly set. You definitely want to make sure the Jello is solid (well, as solid as Jello can get anyway) before pouring in the second and third layers. The new layer will be warm and can cause the colors/flavors to mix if the Jello in the orange/cup is not fully set.

If you’re going with the orange method I will warn you it is something of a challenge. The oranges do not like to sit level and can cause the liquid to gel unevenly. You may find that you have to trim off ends of the orange that end up without any Jello attached but that is easily done when slicing the oranges into triangles.

You can use unflavored vodka for it all or play around with the various flavors of vodka available. There are a lot of options so get creative!

C.L. (Ciel) Luciole spent a big portion of her childhood trying to understand why the Catholics of her community kept telling her magic was evil when such wonders could only be a gift from God, right? As a young teenager she picked up a copy of The Spiral Dance by Starhawk and knew instantly that she had found what she was looking for. She has walked the path of the Witch ever since. She spent two decades studying various traditions of paganism and witchcraft and, finding none that truly spoke to her heart, finally decided to take her accumulated knowledge and start her own tradition and the Covenant of the Starspun Grove and The Starspun Path was born. She is now the Priestess of a thriving coven and community group in her area of Northeast Ohio and is committed to serving her community to the very best of her ability. That typically comes with a healthy dose of brutal honesty and plenty of sass and is known in her community for her irreverent nature.
Visit C.L. and the others of her tribe at: The Coven of Misfit Witches



Today's Giveaway from Cordelia's Charms!


Black & Red Quartz Diadem: $28 --  Clear quartz crystal of varying lengths are at the center of this diadem. Highlighted with red glass oblong beads and Swarovski Crystals for a touch of color along the length of black seed beads. This can be worn as a diadem around the head or as necklace for a less conspicuous look.  Its total length is 20.5 inches. 


Here's how to enter: You have until midnight, Sunday (October 29) to enter.

At least ONE entry must have your email address for you to qualify. 

US Residents:
First entry (Mandatory): Go to Cordelia's Charms Facebook page. Like the page, and comment that you're visiting from Samhain's Sirens. Come back here, comment that you did this.

Optional extra entries:

2. Go to Cordelia's Charms Etsy Shop. Peruse her wonderful wares, come back here and leave a comment on your favorite item in the shop.

3. Blog about this giveaway. Come back here, leave the link to your blog post.

4. Post a tweet, Facebook post, or Instagram (your choice) and come back here- leave the link to your post.

5. Like the Samhain's Sirens Facebook page. Come back here, and tell us that you did. If you've already liked us, just leave a comment that you're one of our fans :)


Canadian Citizens: For five entries, answer the following question:

Where would you go if you wanted to see a whale? 
Alberta
British Columbia
Saskatchewan




Reminder: All entries received throughout this month go toward the Grand Prize Giveaways. Winners to be announced on Monday, October 31. Sneak peek of the Grand Prizes will be posted on Monday.

See you tomorrow for some fantastic decorating tips from Loren Morris!

35 comments:

  1. Love the Sirens I’ll miss them when the are gone

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  2. Visited the watt shop: love those elephant earrings!!

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  3. Liked, followed and sent love to Cordellie Facebook Page

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  4. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/mbdauberman/status/923915352660238336

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  5. Liked and Followed Cordelias Charms on FB.

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    1. Hi! I don't have your email address on file. I'd hate to see you miss out on the chance at this giveaway and the grand prizes. Could you please reply here and add it or email me? See rules for the giveaway at the top of the page. Thank you!

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  6. Visited her shop. Love the Green Witch Ball with Healing Elements

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  7. My current fave at Cordelia’s Charms on Etsy is her Morrighan inspired Witch Ball.

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  8. I liked & commented on Cordelia’s Charms FB Page. jonquilsgrdn@gmail.com

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  9. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jonquilsgrdn/status/923923584640266240

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  10. I'm in love with all her items especially Quartz & Moonstone Diadem - Necklace - Headdress - Ritual Wear. And the witches ball's! I will definitely be shopping from them in the future.

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    1. Thank you for such a great compliment! <3

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  11. Visited Cordelia’s charms Facebook page, absolutely doing some shopping from her! LOVE it. Debrabecker6@gmail.com

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  12. Love the sirens page! Debrabecker6@gmail.com

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  13. British Columbia. Debrabecker6@gmail.com

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  14. I likes the FB page for Cordelia's Charms!
    beamonjoe@gmail.com

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  15. I'm in love with this give away! Do you have more of the black & Red Quartz Diadem because if I don't win I want to buy it as it would go perfect with my Scottish dress I wear at Renaissance fair. Debrabecker6@gmail.com

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    1. I don't currently, but not me up on #etsy or Facebook and we can certainly put something together... that is, if you don't win! ;)

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  16. Being an amateur beekeeper, I like those busy bee dangle earrings on Cordelia's Charms etsy shop. Maybe for my wife though...I only wear studs now. The purple witch ball also has bees, and I do love purple, so that's may favorite thing on the etsy shop!

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    1. Bees are definitely a recurring theme for me! Thank you for stopping by!

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  17. I blogged the giveaway!
    http://casualpagan.blogspot.com/2017/10/samhains-sirens-final-freaky-friday.html

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  18. https://www.facebook.com/Beamonator/posts/10214221967971516
    https://twitter.com/MrBeamonScience/status/924005075818749952
    I shared on FB AND twitter...y'all deserve the coverage :)
    beamonjoe@gmail.com

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  19. And I am already a fan of your fabulous holiday page!

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  20. Liked Cordelia's Charms FB page and said Hi.

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  21. Went to Cordelia's Etsy page and I LOVE the crescent moon earrings!

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  22. Posted to FB https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10214750524027767&id=1564793014

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  23. Like Samhain's Sirens FB page!

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