1 10, 2016

Superstition Saturday: Clovers

By | 2016-12-04T12:29:27+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Non-fiction, Superstition|7 Comments

The luck of the four-leaf clover is the most identifiable clover superstition but is only a small piece of clover lore. Clovers are versatile plants capable of bringing you a spouse, healing your ailments, or driving away evil spirits. Depending on the variety and number of leaves, the superstitions surrounding clover can vary widely. Clover [...]

6 08, 2016

Superstition Saturday: Rye

By | 2016-12-04T12:29:27+00:00 August 6th, 2016|Non-fiction, Superstition|1 Comment

Every month the Oldways Whole Grains Council features a different whole grain. August's grain is rye, a hardy crop, which for a long time was considered a weed competing for wheat in the fields. This fast-growing, resilient grain gained extensive usage in the Bronze Age (c 1800-1500 BCE) spreading from localized use around Turkey to most of Europe.1 Slightly sour and earthy [...]