Auntie Arwen’s Spices
Auntie Arwen, known in the “real world” as Jane T. Sibley, has been a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) ever since the first Pennsic held at Coopers’ Lake. Actually, she joined right after Pennsic 5, which was in 1975. She started out selling tag sale items at Pennsic, and then graduated to crystals, tumble stones, crystal balls, and suchlike at science fiction cons as well as at SCA events. This was successful for many years, but when the crystal fad began to die out, she switched over to spice blends. Beginning with twelve blends, over the years the variety has increased to today’s over 300 blends, as well as salts, peppercorns, and more. Arwen’s spices come in glass jars that were chosen for their exceptional sealing capability. Our jars keep blends for well over 1yr, whole spices for grinding last easily 2yrs (and that is just what they say about spices in the plastic jars.)
Yes, this is the
same Jane Sibley who started Changing Times Changing Worlds (with
Tchipakkan and friends) nine years ago. She will be back this year, at
the conference is often found at Hospitality, if not teaching or
attending classes! (It’s SO good to have passed the chair on!) But don’t
worry- Colleen will be holding the fort in the dealers room! Remember
to bring back your spice jars for a discount on your next bottle!
An expert on Runes and Norse magic and folklore, she will be running a Norseworking Healing Circle again this year. And you may be able to find her books in the vendors. When the current book has been finished and the manuscript sent off to the publisher, she will start on the next one, and after
that, yet another one. In between writing books she plans on
getting back to another love that has been a part of her family
history; painting. Auntie is not bored.
Her on-line store is here since you can’t wait until November:
Auntie Arwen’s Spices
Please join Tchipakkan and Jane Sibley of Auntie Arwens Herbs on the New Normal 8 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 8-9 p.m. edt.
If you miss the live show, the archive is here.
We’ll be talking about herbs and their uses, concentrating on the Spring herbs and how to use them for healing and magick.
Jane is also known as Auntie Arwen, and her shop Auntie Arwen’s Spices, offers herbs, spices, salts and blends from around the world. While you really must find them at an festival or market some time, just to sniff many of the culinary herbal blends (you can’t do that over the air), we are going to be talking about other aspects of herbs and spices- the magickal and medicinal (because herbs were the beginning of most medicines). (We’ve done this together at Earth Spirit’s Twilight Covening as a weekend intenstive on spiritual herbalism.)
Most people have heard about willow bark as the precursor of asprin, and that cherry bark is in cough drops, but there are so many other herbs that we will talk about that you can use to help you in many first aid situations. We’re concentrating on the ones you can find and use in spring, like dandilions, chickweed, violets, lambs quarters, mints, wood sorrel, & coltsfoot flowers. We’ll try to cover both wild herbs you’d collect and ones you’d grow, perhaps talk about the ones you may be planting now. (This offers us the chance to do shows later on summer and fall herbs as well.)
If you’d like to catch this interview, call in and be part of the live chat happening during every show? Call 619-639-4606 between 8:05 and 8:50.
If you just want to listen (while doing other stuff on your computer), you can open a window on your computer to www.Liveparanormal.com, click the “Listen Live and Chat” listing under the “radio-listen/chat room” heading, and click “LISTEN HERE” next to “the New Normal”. We’d love you to call in with questions: 619-639-4606 (live only). If you have a question, but are busy during the live show, leave a question in the facebook events page. We’ll try to answer it during the show.
If you can’t tune in 8-9, Live Paranormal.com archives its shows by date, and I archive them by date, guest, and topic on my website: http://tchipakkan.wordpress.com/the-new-normal/directory-of-podcasts/