This is my favorite snack to make. I use to buy kettle corn until I realized how simple it is to make. Now I keep popcorn in the cabinet so I can make some anytime I want. It’s quick, easy, and delicious! Plus if you make it yourself, you can experiment and make batches in different flavors. As they say in France...Miam! PS- Popcorn is delish when paired with sparkling wine.
Wicked Kettle Corn
¼ cup of olive oil
½ cup of popcorn kernels
¼ cup of sugar
In a large cauldron pot, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add 3-4 popcorn kernels and put the lid on. When you the kernels pop, take the pot off the heat and stir in the rest of the kernels as well as the sugar. Place the lid back on and put the pot back on the stove. As the popcorn pops, shake the pot continually until the popping slows down. This should be around 3-4 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat. Season with sea salt. Put the popcorn in a large bowl and enjoy!
September has arrived! That means Autumn has arrived aka “ the season of the witch”. This month features wine and spirits perfect to sip yourself into the fall’s celestial magick. Tis the season for changes. Let’s go!
Aries- (March 21- April 19)
A decision is in the air. It’s a big one, but don’t fret it. You feel like you like it’s a tough decision to make, Just know that you have more options than you realize. Ask some important questions before you decide. Don’t forget that you are in control of the situation. Whatever you decide, you will come out winning.
Pairing: September is great for mezcal. ibe with Siete Misterios Espadín on ice or neat. The herbs and flowers shine through the light smoky taste. Mezcal brings in bat energy and they are known for their intuition. Sip and tune in.
Taurus- ( April 20-May20)
Okay girl, time to suit up and put on your divine feminine pants. It’s going to be a bit bumpy this month. Even though it won’t be smooth sailing, keep on going forward with all of your plans. Sometimes the best way to beat negativity is to power through. You know that you can do it. Push yourself just a little bit more. There’s a rainbow coming toward the end of the month.
Pairing: Pop open a bottle of the Gruet Brut to bring you the positive vibes of New Mexico, the land of enchantment. These bubbles are divine as they bring full body and elegance to your coup with the aromas of toast and apples.
Gemini -(May 21-June 20)
Don’t be afraid to ask for help this month. It doesn’t mean that you are weak. It's okay to let someone who has your back know that you need assistance. Soon you will get some much needed closure on something that has been hovering over your energy. This will give you a fresh clarity on certain areas of your life. Make sure you sage your home to cleanse energy around you.
Pairing: Get in touch of Alsace, France by sipping a Trimbach Riesling. This white wine will bring you a bouquet of floral aromas. It's a balanced wine, perfect for a quest for a balanced month.
Cancer – (June 21-July 22)
Next time that little voice of self doubt tries to talk to you, turn down the volume. Girl, if ever there was a time to trust your instinct it’s now. A blast from the past will be popping up with an important life lesson for you. It’s all good you., will know what to do. As they say, sometimes the second time around it is where the magick is. Go with the flow.
Pairing: For your cosmic flow, get in a good cosmo. A smooth vodka like Grey Goose will do, cause the goose gets you loose. This cocktail will take you back to those fun Sex and the City days. Go get your Mr. Big?
Leo-(July 23- August 22)
A little bit of much needed balance is headed your way. You have been doing the most. Take some time to catch your breath. Looks like money is a little funny right now. Tighten up a little bit. Know that things should start to even out in the next month and a half. Your second chakra has been a bit off because of a little bit of energetic chaos around you. Do some mediation this month to help you recenter.
Pairing: Your senses will be thrilled when you get in some gin. The spirit is one of the witchest one of them all. Sipsmith will go great after your meditative state. Have a French 75 or Gimlet to relax, relate, and release.
Virgo- (August 23-September 22)
A new beginning..yes girl yes. You’ve wanted it and now it’s here. It looks like you've played by the rules and it’s finally about to pay off. It’s time for new adventures now that change is coming your way. What shall you do? Where shall you go? Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. Allow yourself to be open to receive all of it. You never know where it will lead you.
Pairing: A sexy red like the Frescabaldi Remole Toscana Rosso will give you a Tuscan adventure in the glass. Coming in hot with aromas of cherries, blackberries, and currents, give it a swirl, sniff, and sip. It will give you sugar daddy in a glass vibes.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Something seems to be wrapping up this month. It’s a very happy ending and at such a good time. The energy of Autumn is all about change. Time for a new chapter. Are you ready to write it? Live with intention. If you haven’t thought about what that means to you, it may be time to set some intentions. Write them down you in your journal so you can go back to look at them. Last but not least, celebrate how far you’ve come.
Pairing: Get a bottle of the Mionetto Valdobbiadene Superiore Di Cartizze. It’s in a sleek black bottle perfect for the queen in you. The bubbles bring you apple and pear notes, with a sauve finish on the palate.
Scorpio ( October 23- November 22)
Nothing wrong with being cautious. You have had your share of fools and clowns. Time for the real deal. You deserve amazing love. Go slow so that you see how things play out. Just know that the theme for you this month is abundance. Embrace it all so that you keep on manifesting. Get some good incense for your home to balance your space. It’s going to be a very good month for you.
Pairing: Cognac is your sipping situation for the month. The perfect spirit for an abundant month. Go with the Martell Blue neat or on ice, it’s always nice bringing in notes of vanilla and spice for a very sexy September.
Sagittarius- (November 23- December 21)
This month is about making moves that help you reach your long term goals. Not all of it will be easy, but if anybody knows how to power through..it’s you. Your perseverance will bring you new opportunities. There isn’t a problem that you won’t have an answer to. This month your entrepreneurial energy will be on fire.
Pairing: Chablis is going to do you good this month. A good selection is the Louis Jadot Chablis. One sip will make you feel like you are in the charming town of Chablis without having to get on a plane. It’s crisp and flirty as it hits the palate.
Capricorn- (December 22- January 20)
Since you are a part of the universe and are cocreating, focus on what you want to happen this month. What you think about is what you bring about. Looks like a relationship will be working out. Don’t over think things. It will naturally grow into something more. This is the one that you’ve been waiting for.
Pairing: Sip to love with the Chêne Bleu Rosé. This lovely pink is a blend of four grapes. Made in Rhône ‘Valley, conjure up the spirit of Joan of Arc. She was a woman who feared nothing. This is how you roll for the whole month, you got this girlfriend!
Aquarius- (January 21- February 18)
Choices, choices, choices..can be all the makings of a confusing time or an exciting one. A new opportunity that has come to you will give you a chance to grow. It can be a little scary to go try something new, but you know there’s nothing you can’t do. This new road leads to success. Trust the journey even if you don’t know exactly where it will lead.
Pairing: Since you are being bold this month, a bold red is where it’s at. There’s nothing better than the Susana Balbo Crios Malbec from Argentina. It will give you your flowers with the violet aromas plus a bit of spice and cherries.
Pisces- (February 19- March 20)
It looks like you have been thinking hard about the future. Nothing wrong with a little planning. Remember that you don’t have to figure everything out in a day. Some things will come as you take a step toward your dream. In the process of looking forward don’t forget to enjoy everything around you NOW!
Pairing: Get it in good with Loveblock Pinot Noir. This luscious red from New Zealand is the perfect selection for your senses this Fall. The aromas of plum, spice and violets are a lovely way to kick back at home while listening to your favorite playlist.
A person that is simply there to use you doesn't care if you are happy or not. They get what they want/need, because it's all about them.
When you stop dealing men who bring fuckery and foolishness into your life, that allows space for a man who values you to show up in you life. He will be the one who gives a f*ck if you are happy or not.
Now that's the guy you give your energy to. He will be the one that truly means it when he says "I got you" .
Yolanda Shohanas is a Intuitive, Tastermaker, Storyteller, and Script Suervisor living in NYC
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