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This Issue: Endurance!

Loved Ones! Welcome to our sixth Anniversary Issue!  It has been our blessing to serve you with the mission of Garden Spices: …to explore and celebrate differences through the lens of people of various ethnicity, beliefs, genders, physical and mental abilities in hopes of finding the core of…

Garden Spices Author’s Corner

What better selection for Gay Pride Month than a book that examines members of the gay and trans community? Author Joyce A. Brown has surprised us all in this contemporary romance novel, WINTER’S LAMENT. When a storm destroys the broadcast tower of an influential megachurch, Pastor Reese Thompkins…

Earthsong Poetry: My Heart Cries

  My heart cries when I hear racial slurs from those I know. My heart cries when I see the Earth abused for economic profit or loss. My heart cries when I hear the suffering inside and outside of our country. My heart cries when I see people…

This Issue: Exploration

  “Sometimes, there are no choices, but if U stay silent, you’ve ultimately made yours.” C. Isaac, ’19 Loved Ones, The featured image of Guest Contributor, Carla Renae and the quote above found on her page says it all.  This season has caught us exploring feelings that reside…

Prosetry: The Kindness Octave

What happens to the dreams we have when we are young? Is there a place they evaporate to and condense only to fall as mature dreams that fit with what we need and want in our adult life? And what of the magic of childhood souls? Could we…

This Issue: Abundance!

Loved Ones! Inspiration led us to this topic and our Contributors embraced it, pouring out their souls. What a time this is, fulfilling expectations and remembering we have enough to serve abundantly.  That’s what our featured Guest Contributor, Brandon Harris invited us to do, give back from what…

Sarin’s Thai: larb pla duk ( Catfish salad)

Ingredients 3 1–pound whole catfish, whole, cleaned with heads discarded ¼ cup Cilantro 2ts[ Dill ¼ Mint 1 Radish ½ cup Scallions 2 Shallots, medium ¾ tsp Palm sugar or light brown sugar 1-1/4 tsp Thai chile powder or other hot chile powder Roasted rice powder Radishes, cabbage…

This Issue: Vitality!

Of course, what else?!  We are rolling into a New Year that welcomes nothing else but our presence, our Vitality.  We recognize the mighty conjunction of the planets Saturn and Pluto; while some folks don’t subscribe to what this cosmic event tells us, we can feel a sense…

Sarin’s Thai: Roasted Pork Chop with Oyster Sauce

“I was planning to do red wine sauce but when I (went to) cook, I forgot I drank all the red wine!” -Sarin         Ingredients 2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots 4 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoon oyster sauce 1 tablespoon…

THIS ISSUE: FANTASY!

Loved Ones, Here we are on this particular day, November 4, 2020, the day after the election that shook the USA; during a time when we are processing a pandemic from COVID 19. Are we still breathing? We are, knowing that the highest good is at hand. Our…