My Green Cauldron

Savory Pie Crust

Here is the recipe for the pie crust for pot pie. make up a double batch and freeze the extras for next time.

Flour pie crust for pot pie

  • Servings: one pie crust
  • Difficulty: easy
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easy pie crust for all your pot pie needs


-1 3/4 cups flour, plus more for dusting

-1/4 tsp salt

-1/4 cup butter, cut into pieces

-1/4 cup coconut oil, cut into pieces (i place both the coconut oil and butter in fridge so they harden)

-6-10 tbsp cold water (i get a glass of ice water when i start so that i will have icy cold water when i need it.)


In medium bowl combine flour and salt. Using  pastry blender, cut butter and coconut oil in.The mixture is ready when it has coarse crumbs. Add water and mix until dough forms. Shape into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap and place in fridge at least fifteen minutes.

Roll out to eleven inches and use according to recipe.

Chicken Pot Pie

This is one of those comfort foods that instantly take me back to childhood, the steamy, savory pie coming out of the oven and the aroma filling our home. i LOVE this meal and it has become a family favorite with my husband and boys.

One Pot Meal:Chicken Pot Pie

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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the ultimate comfort food


1 medium large potato, diced

2 carrots,chopped

3 celery stalks, chopped

1 smallish medium onion, chopped

1/3 cup butter

1/2 cup of flour

2 cups chicken broth

1 cup whole milk

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

4 cups cooked, chopped chicken

1 pie crust, home made or store bought.


preheat oven to 400. saute potato, carrots, celery and onions in butter in cast iron frying pan for 10 minutes. Add flour to sauteed veggies, cook for about 1 minute stirring constantly. combine broth and milk and gradually add to veggie mixture. cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly. stir in salt and pepper, add chicken. place pie crust on top of skillet, cut silts, place in oven. bake for 45-50 minutes, until top is golden brown.



soul-cation retreat 2016 Lake Michigan

standing on the edge

watching the waves come to shore

the water is cool

My Autumn Altar


Altar for November

This is the altar i have prepared for Autumn. as the leaves fall i have collected colorful ones from around my property, there is are other elements that represent autumn to me, apples (we are surrounded by orchards), seeds from the wild plants and ones we have saved from the garden, poke-berries and milkweed fluff. this is a sacred space and the  crystals hold my intentions for the altar. it is here that i meditate, journal, and plan.

do you have an altar or sacred space? what important things are there for you?

My current read

I am finding this book very interesting.  The history of women from alternative sources (you won’t find this info in history class).

Any one else read this?  What are your thoughts?  I’d love to chat about it!

Autumn Haiku

it’s my favorite time of year and to celebrate it i have written a Haiku.

Cold wind blows stronger

Leaves twirl and dance to the ground

Autumn has arrived


The five sisters. My favorite tree.

Oh the waiting…..

The official launch of this site is coming!!

For any questions please contact me!


Until then here is a cute little mushroom!