Thursday, July 31, 2008

A Gaggle o' Recipes

Well there is certainly a lot going on tomorrow (August 1st)!

First, there is a solar eclipse happening, which can only be viewed by those in Nunavut, Greenland, China, Russia, and Mongolia. There will also be a new moon tomorrow, which for many magical practitioners is a time for reflection, gaining clarity, and banishment work.

For Wiccans and other Pagans August 1st is the sabbat of Lammas, which is a celebration of the first harvest. For those who follow Irish traditions, the holiday is called Lugnasadh, which is often celebrated in honour of Lugh; others would argue that the holy day of funeral feasting and games was actually held by Lugh in honour of his foster mother Tailtiu .

Either way, it is certainly a day for eating! It's a great time of year to get food from your local producers too *winks* For those who celebrate this day, here are a few links to nifty recipes that you might want to try out:

Squash Salsa

Potato, Artichoke, and Leek Soup

Lammas Bannock

Lammas Bread

Roasted Garlic Corn

Vegan Raspberry Shortcake with Blueberries

Lavender Cookies

And to wash that all down, might I suggest a yummy beverage from one of these awesome companies:

Church-Key

Caduceus and Merkin

Wychwood

Sláinte!

Laurel

2 comments:

Crafty Gardener said...

I just made a large batch of potato & leek soup and one of potato/cauliflower for the freezer. I love taking advantage of fresh grown veggies at this time of the year.
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nefaeria said...

Sounds yummy! Sometimes it's hard to come up with ways to use all the in season produce, eh?