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Beth Schreibman Gehring
Cleveland Heights, Ohio /Del Mar, California
In my Last Will & Testament, it states that I want half of my ashes scattered on the 7th Floor of Bergdorfs in New York City and the other half scattered in the kitchen gardens at the Cloisters. That's probably all that you'll ever need to know to understand me.
Interests: Wife, Lover, Mother, Healer, Kitchen Witch, Freelance Writer, Gardener, Herbalist, Aromatherapist, Lifestyle and Certified Health Coach, Obsessive Traveler, Food Alchemist, Bridal Registry ~ Luxury Gifts and Tableware Consultant, Personal Shopper and Food Concierge!
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I love soup for supper! In fact, I've never met anyone who doesn't enjoy a steaming bowl of great soup, along with some good bread and a salad on a cold winters night! Last nights inspiration came from a wedge of Rogue Creamery's "Smoky Blue" that was leftover from our Winter Solstice party and a bottle of Tawny port that I hadn't yet put away! Add a bit a bacon, some potatoes and a generous ladleful of cream and you have a very elegant soup that you'll definitely want seconds of. Here's a description of the Rogue Creamery smoky blue... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at The Windesphere Witch
Teaching traditional, sustainable farmstead roots, promoting great civil and spiritual discourse and a relaxing, health enhancing and gorgeous experience of life About 5 years ago, my husband woke up and said to me, “Lets buy a duplex in Cleveland Heights!” I’d wanted to move back into the city for quite... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at Milady's "Herban" Inn
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So many people freak out when you talk about guns and for good reason. The death toll continues to climb. The NRA is holding us hostage when it comes to weapons and our second amendment rights and guess what? It's one of the things that's help get us into the current sad state of affairs that we're in. We need strong and no nonsense gun rights legislation and we need it NOW. I don't know about you but I've had enough. It's a disgusting state of affairs. But first a story. The first time I ever touched a gun was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at The Windesphere Witch
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Warning. This is long. Some parts of it may offend you, but please give me a chance here. "I just can't believe how weak and useless the liberal intellect has become. There is so much evidence of tampering in this election, but there isn't even a bandwagon to jump on. I feel useless. What is America? It is the largest, most heavily guarded exploitable human base the world has ever seen. We are thinking and acting like slaves. Don't get me wrong- I'm not talking about the "injustice"- I'm talking about my pride. We really could do something, right? I'm... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at The Windesphere Witch
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This is where I'm at at this point. Donald Trump is not my President. I do not accept the results of this political coup by the FBI and the Soviet government. You shouldn't either, regardless of your party affiliation. What happened in America last week should really serve as a wake up call. The election results should be declared null and void and we need to vote again. They've only begun to uncover the evidence of foreign meddling and Donald Trump was the perfect puppet for them to install. An arrogant narcissist whose ego could be purchased for pennies. This... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at The Windesphere Witch
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So here's the thing. Hillary is up by almost 2 million votes with millions still uncounted. Donald Trumps ties to Russia that the FBI passed over are now being closely examined by the White House. You can read them yourself if you want here. Donald Trump still hasn't released his taxes, which isn't illegal but you should be wondering what's in them. After all, we get plenty of threats if we don't pay ours. The President Elect is refusing to acknowledge the impact of his rhetoric on the country and in other news, hate crimes are happening everywhere, being reported... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at The Windesphere Witch
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You know. I'm starting to notice more and more liberal articles about how the Trump voter felt so silenced by us. I have to say that I think this silencing conversation being currently touted by liberals is completely troubling to me. I will also be honest and say that I believe that there is some truth to it. No absolutes in life. Well, except for death and taxes. But for Gods sake, let's try this instead. Let's begin by meeting in the middle. Put our big girl panties on, all of us and begin to grow the fuck up. Here... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at The Windesphere Witch
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I do not know how I am supposed to get past this when friends of mine, men and women are being openly harassed and stalked in the worst way possible. When they have to report racial harassment to the police because they are so terrified because white men are sending them pictures of lynchings and calling them fat .......(substitute the nationality of your choice) pigs, talking to them about what they're going to do to them sexually before they harm them. I don't want to see images of Donald Trump and Barack Obama nicely talking about transition in the oval... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at The Windesphere Witch
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I don't normally get too political on this blog but here's the thing. Being a Witch is for the most part a political statement. We're feminists not misogynists. We worship our Mother Earth. We abhor war. We stand for peace, clean air, clean food and clean water. We stand for equal rights for all, equal choices for all. We stand for kindness to our animal companions and cruelty free products. We stand for a women's right to choose anything that she needs to do for herself to be healthy. We stand for our men, our partners and our children. You'll... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at The Windesphere Witch
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I love folk art and this particular piece definitely suits the spirit of the season! It's called "Girls Night Out" and it was painted by an artist names Will Moses whose link I've attached here. I love this painting of these frolicsome witches and their cats casting their magic into the cauldron under the light of the full moon! Will has many other wonderful seasonal pieces but I was especially bewitched by the Halloween note cards that he's created which you'll find on his site! While I was searching for Will's work I came across another fabulous Halloween site that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2016 at The Windesphere Witch
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I love it when magic just appears! I was walking around TJMaxx today and looking at blankets. Suddenly I looked down. This wonderful sign was just waiting for me and it definitely wasn't in the "right " place! Of course I bought it, and went home and googled the domain name and found that it was available...more magic! So now I'm making plans..not for a real brewery of course, but another cookbook, or brewpub cookbook! I feel a batch of hard cider ready to begin brewing and a wicked batch of Christmas ale! Next up? Burnt honey mead. I'm so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2016 at The Windesphere Witch
This is unabashedly my favorite book. I read it for the first time at 28 while trying to rediscover my own sexuality having recently become a new mother. I remember feeling not at all like myself and wondering if I would ever be able to reconcile the two parts of my psyche, that of being a lover to my husband yet a mother to my son. From the Midwest Book Review comes this statement: "When the Goddess of Love was still honored, the sacred prostitute was virgin in the original sense of the word (one-in-herself), a person of deep integrity... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at The Windesphere Witch
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It's Samhain. My favorite time of year when and if I had my way I would be in New Orleans completely naked , drinking chicory laced, milky Cafe au Lait out of a antique silver pot and eating beignets dressed with chocolate sauce and powdered sugar, having never moved even a toe from out of an enormous duvet covered bed. That bed would be canopied of course and the sheets would be silky Egyptian cotton and the duvet would be silky and as airy as marshmallows. The pillows would be embroidered and lavish and the curtains would be a deep... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at The Windesphere Witch
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Give your fall soups, braises, and stews a spooky/cozy cast iron home in our new brass-handled pumpkin cocotte from Staub. 🎃 We even *squashed* the price so you can have it for less—through Sunday! Available at the link in our profile or at bit.ly/staubpumpkin. Also, 👀 our Story to see it being manufactured at the Staub factory! Our design team is visiting their HQ *right now* in Merville, France! 🇫🇷 To see more behind-the-scenes adventures check out #f52abroad! | 📷: @jamesransom_nyc A video posted by Food52 (@food52) on Sep 15, 2016 at 8:35am PDT Staub Cast Iron Pumpkin Cocotte, 3.5QT... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at The Windesphere Witch
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Goddess, I love caramel and this delectable caramel from Spoonable in Brooklyn is absolutely rich, creamy and delicious! Eat it simply by the spoonful or with sliced apples. Drizzle it over a just warm, out of the oven pear tart or whisk a spoonful or two into the pan juices from a pork roast to make the most incredible gravy you've ever tasted! Serve it with your favorite hard Spanish cheeses or hard cheddar with a platter of figs and ripe mango! Spicy Chili Caramel (2-Pack) Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at The Windesphere Witch
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"Here’s how to make a very good cocktail: Start with excellent mixers, add booze, and shake. Bittermilk is a Charleston company, started by bartenders, making Southern-inspired cocktail syrups and mixers." Food 52 Southern-Inspired Cocktail Syrups - Smoked Whiskey Sour (Pack... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at Stirring the Senses
About 5 years ago, my husband woke up and said to me, “Lets buy a duplex in Cleveland Heights!” I’d wanted to move back into the city for quite a few years, but he was reluctant. We’d been living in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at Stirring the Senses
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Quick note: I usually don't use this blog as a political platform. Today is a different day. I'm heartbroken for my country. The Orlando shooting has made me tender and this Witch feels the need to speak out. Please forgive me in advance..and if you feel the same way, please let me know. I'm pretty fired up and ready to hit the campaign trail for HRC . I am sorry if that makes some of you feel that I've let the "cause" down. I am , however following Bernie Sander's lead. He will come out with guns blazing against Donald... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at The Windesphere Witch
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Redecorating the Soul was born one day last year when my dear friend Jane came bouncing into the Western Reserve Herb Gardens where we both volunteer and said, “Beth…I’ve got to tell you about this amazing dream that I had last night!” My friend Jane is an absolutely fascinating woman and when she speaks, I listen. We sat down on the chiseled stone block that borders on the entrance to our part of the garden. She began to tell me about her dream; a splendid and dramatic experience in which she was visited by elves, fairies and dwarfs who were... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2016 at The Windesphere Witch
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Dearest Beth, I need to write this letter to tell you how much I appreciate your help this last 16 months. I was hell bent on gracefully navigating this transition from an abusive marriage I was afraid to leave to a joyful, calm and gracious single life. You taught—or reminded me how capable I am. Because of you and almost without too many melt downs I am in love (add the explicative of choice here) with my life. I would highly recommend you to anyone who needs to be reminded how life can be if you remember, “Something inside me... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at The Windesphere Witch
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Mushroom soup is one of those things that I absolutely love to make and eat, especially during the winter months. For a vegetarian, mushrooms are a delicious and meaty flavored substitute and they really satisfy me when I'm craving something a little denser and chewier than normal. This soup is so simple to make and it's wonderfully rich, earthy and fragrant! For this soup I started out with a large box of cremini mushrooms, about 4 cups worth and sauteed them in butter with onions and shallots. If I had a selection of mixed mushrooms I would have used those... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at The Windesphere Witch
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We all love our pets. I don't know about you, but I'm practically obsessed with with my cat and dog. They've got the best of everything. I spend a fortune on just the right dog food and my pup Nora's collection of toys and bedding rivals anything that I've ever bought for myself. I didn't used to be this way, but my husband blames our son Alex. You see, he did the unthinkable. He grew up and left home, but before he did that, he bought me two puppies knowing full well that he'd be quickly replaced as the object... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2016 at The Windesphere Witch