Maple Tea Cake

catherine yronwode is a woman I admire for her encyclopaedic knowledge, her business acumen, her magical skill and her absolutely fabulous honey cake.  It’s rich, moist, filled with spices and sweetness and if you want the recipe it can be found in the Hoodoo Food cookbook. Now given I can never leave well enough alone,…

Herbal Stimulants Part 2: Other Caffeine-Containing Herbs – Tea, Maté & Cacao

Although coffee is the best known and doubtless one of the most popular of the caffeine-containing botanicals, it isn’t the only contributor.  Many other plants have caffeine in their compositions, most of which are consumed for both medicinal and recreational reasons in the regions from which they hail.  Nowadays in the global village, most are…