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This Issue: Patience!

These days find us all learning the power of patience.  We have stayed the course of a myriad of life-altering events in recent years.  We have prayed, chanted, meditated, shouted, cried, and found our way to the inevitable virtue of patience. It is what quiets the mind and…

THIS ISSUE – WORK!

Loved Ones, And so our work continues to bring you content that touches your soul. Many of you know about the perils of publishing, how much work goes into presenting something worthy of submission. Recently, Garden Spices Magazine has been significantly impacted by a hijack, which has brought…

Behind The Scenes at the Black Women’s Expo

    The theme of this issue of Garden Spices Magazine is work.  When we think of work, it is mainly about our work, the work we don’t want to do.  But how often do we consider the amount of work that has to happen to produce our…

Goin’ In: Return to Center

Recently my eldest daughter held a trunk party for the second grandchild we will send to a Big Ten College campus. A “trunk party, is a celebration that brings together the Village to assist a college-bound student with well wishes and dorm necessities. As the grandmother of thirteen,…

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…

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…