What an honor! I have been asked to be Artist of the Month at The Hanover Area Art Guild Art Downtown! Stop by and see my silk scarves, photographs, and other artwork!
EXCITING NEWS! JoAnne’s newest book, The Official Faerie Cookbook, is here!
She will debut the cookbook at the May Day Fairie Festival at Spoutwood Farm, with a percentage of sales going directly to help the Farm. After the Festival you can also order the cookbook directly. Full details and ordering information can be found here Below is just one of the easy and scrumptious recipes included in the cookbook. Buy the book and start your culinary adventure today!
Cheesy Sprite Wings
3 ounces shredded Mexican 4-cheese mixture
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
Dash garlic powder
- Distribute shredded cheese evenly over the bottom of a large skillet.
- Very lightly season with garlic powder and cayenne. Sprinkle caraway seeds over the top.
- Cook over medium heat until cheese forms small holes where it bubbles, and becomes crispy, about 10 minutes. If cooked too long it will begin to burn; not long enough and it will not be crisp.
- Slide from skillet onto cutting board. Cut into 12-16 triangle-shaped slices or “wings” with a pizza cutter or knife. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Other semi-hard cheeses may be used. Harder ones like Parmesan will work better. Nokkelost is tasty, too! The caraway seeds can be omitted, if desired.
I am updating my Public Profile FB page, as well as my web site to reflect my current endeavors!
Please take a minute to VISIT and LIKE “JoAnne Diodato” on FB, and visit my web site joannediodato.com
My personal FB page Jo Diodato will remain the same.
As I prepare to step down as Hanover’s Poet Laureate, I am glad that I am passing the baton to Bitsy Sanders, because she loves writing as much as I do, and she sees the power of words. The title will be in good hands. Congratulations, Bitsy!
Less than one week to go! Help support Spoutwood Farm and help publish The Official Faerie Cookbook! Check out the great rewards! Pledge $5, $10, or as much as you’d like—every little bit helps!
The Official Faerie Cookbook has made the newspaper!
Yay–more support for the book, for the May Day Fairie Festival at Spoutwood Farm and for Spoutwood Farm Center!!!!
Thank you, York Dispatch!
Click below for the whole article.
Chocolate, flowers, dinner out, jewelry—none of these compares to getting The Official Faerie Cookbook as a Valentine’s Day gift! Surprise your Honey! (S)he’ll thank you! <3 <3 <3
Join our adventure! Help get this Fabularious book published, and helpSpoutwood Farm Center at the same time! This is a 30-day campaign, so pledge early and pledge often! You’ll be glad you did!
First day Special—-TODAY ONLY—All backers pledging at the $35 level or higher will receive a Light-Up Fairy Wand, a $10 value! (while supplies last)
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Record cold temps
two months straight
as I sit
here in front
of the fire
sweats and blankets
the chill remains
in feet and hands
in the deep part
rimed pit between
sternum and spine
deep frost numb
that love burns
Yule Night Lullaby
When the wind blows through the pine boughs,
may it rock you fast asleep,
fill your dreams with velvet visions,
fill your heart with true belief.
I will sing of winter journeys
as the moon rides through the sky,
sing a song of ancient wisdom,
sing a Yule Night lullaby.
May the secret of the Holly
show the way through sacred stones,
give you courage and conviction,
give protection as you roam.
As the harp strings turn the Great Wheel,
spinning stars in veiled designs,
bringing music with their magick,
bring a Yule Night lullaby.
Now the Stag joins with the Archer
so his arrows bring no harm,
as the Green Man and the woodlands
hold you softly safe and warm.
May the Goddess lead you lightly
with the Sidhe and all the Fae,
through the labyrinth of the Solstice
with a Yule Night lullaby.
© 12/12 JD