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When the Sultan goes to Ispahan

When the Sultan Shah-Zaman Goes to the city Ispahan, Even before he gets so far As the place where the clustered palm-trees are, At the last of the thirty palace-gates, The flower of the harem, Rose-in-Bloom, Orders a feast in his favorite room— Glittering squares of colored ice, Sweetened with syrop, tinctured with spice, Creams, and […]

Wisewoman’s Cookery: History of Fruit (Now Available on Kindle!)

We have just released another chapter from our recipe book, Wisewoman’s Cookery: Food, Sex & Merriment, on Kindle. This chapter has been published seperately and in digital format for Amazon Kindle users. This is the fourth Volume in the series. Our other single-chapter digital titles are, “Herbal Lore“, “Spice Sorcery“, “Bountiful Earth” and now: “History of Fruit” […]

Wisewoman's Cookery Spice Sorcery

Wisewoman’s Cookery: Spice Sorcery (Now Available on Kindle!)

We have just released another chapter from our recipe book, Wisewoman’s Cookery: Food, Sex & Merriment, on Kindle. This chapter has been published seperately and in digital format for Amazon Kindle users. The first chapter we released last week was titled “Herbal Lore“… this week, we’ve released the second volume in the series, called “Spice […]

Wisewoman's Cookery Herbal Lore

Wisewoman’s Cookery: Herbal Lore (Now Available on Kindle!)

Some exciting news for Wisewoman’s Cookery friends and fans! We will be releasing each chapter of our stimulating recipe book, Wisewoman’s Cookery: Food, Sex & Merriment, seperately and in digital format for Amazon Kindle users. The first chapter we’ve released is titled “Herbal Lore” and is available for just $2.24 CDN. Stay tuned, as we’ll […]

Perfect French Fries

The Five Secrets of the Perfect French Fry

The first secret is to use vegetable lard, not oil (we like crisco, used by Shannon’s father in his restaurants for years). It is important to preheat the lard, not burn it. Note: Wash your potatoes, peel them if you want. (Mary likes the skin on, she says it is for nutrition but I think […]

Happy Harvest

The last of the Harvest is upon us as the season changes from fall to winter. Comfort food warms the body and nurtures the soul. Here is a great recipe full of late harvest vegetables. Enjoy and be happy! MEDITERRANEAN STEW 1 Medium Onion 5-7 cloves of Garlic 30 Green Beans (more if you like) […]

Video From Our Forest Retreat

We’d like to share our latest book trailer with you. We created this film in the mystical rain forest surrounding the 1890s cabin where we have had many pleasant days partaking in food and magic, with a dash of merriment in the mix. Mary wrote, and is singing, the incredible theme song for our video. Enjoy! Check us […]

Positive Passions

Mary and Shannon are very pleased to get to know Celeste from Postive Passions in Saskatoon.  We wholeheartedly embrace her store’s philosophy about positive sexuality and healthy lifestyles and appreciate her making Wisewoman’s Cookery available to her customers. Celeste’s team puts on a great “Passionate Playthings” party. Sounds like a fun play date to us!

Spring Equinox

Shannon and Mary spent five years researching and writing about the lore, wisdom, poetry and recipes included in the book. Along the way, they discovered age-old practices meant to spark or rekindle romance, promote a heightened sexuality and even heal. Some of the traditions theyuncovered were passed on from mother to daughter, aunt to niece […]

Gingerbread Love Cakes

Happy Valentine’s Day! Ritual Cakes, offerings to the Goddess, have been celebrated as giftings and fairings since pre-Pagan times, representing the wealth and fruitfullness of the harvest, the gift of plenty. In the spring cakes, were buried in the fields to appease Mother Nature. In summer, they were made into the shapes of the sun, […]