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The Kyphi Report - End of January Edition

I’ve just given up and decided to log my experiments here in the ole blog for posterity’s sake. Maybe my un-caffeinated mumblings about proportions and curing and whatnot will help someone else in the future. 453 more words


The Mortar, The Pestle and It's Place in The African(Nigerian) Kitchen

While the men returned from the farm, you could hear the sound of the women pounding in the distance “kpom, kpom, kpom!” That was the sound of the pestle against the mortar; milling food items for a family meal. 1,332 more words


In the Pursuit of Kyphi

As I mentioned, one of my goals this year is to learn how to make kyphi-style incense. I make a lot of my own loose blends in addition to buying ready-made incenses to use for everyday purposes, including some devotional activities, but I thought I would try to take it to the next level and to me, that means kyphi. 374 more words



at this time of the waning moon let’s begin to remove unwanted things from your life

ever feel like there is something evil that lurks upon the hallways of your home… 418 more words

Magickal Arts

ASHES...to break off ties

this homemade banishment powder will send away an unwanted lover ~ suitor ~ partner

the rind of an orange burnt and ground

black salt ground to a powder… 77 more words

Magickal Arts

Peru, the Rio Marañon. Day 17, 10/15/15

Camp #17, at Don Felipe’s farm, Quebrada Congrejo

Zacarias, ever thoughtful, carried my overly-heavy river bag to our camping spot under Don Felipe’s mango trees. But we had dinner at the beach, where Pedro cooked a Peruvian classic – Lomo saltado. 264 more words


Vindaloo and Doctor Who!

In anticipation of needed leftovers (including some freezer meals), I decided to go for a big meal tonight and make the Two-Potato Vindaloo (pg. 18). I’ve been experimenting with… 431 more words