Cheers for Fall: Chilled Sparkling Apple Cider

Tomorrow is Mabon (at last) and I have a very simple recipe to share. I was not initially planning on doing a beverage, but our kitchen sink/garbage disposal is clogged and I’m trying to put as little down the drain as possible. I didn’t want any difficult food dishes to clean or have to soak,…

The Corn Moon: Lore and a Recipe

‘Tis the esbat of the August Corn Moon – the first moon of the “Harvest Festival” period. Like the title suggests, the Corn Moon coincides with the reaping of the corn crop, and it is a celebrated time of abundance, generosity, and sharing with others.  This full moon is also known as the Sturgeon Moon…

Crabapple Bread for Lughnasadh

We’ve entered the most dreadful month of the year and I had almost forgotten today was a sabbat.  August 1st marks the beginning of the harvest festivals, and this particular pagan holiday celebrates the “Harvest of the Grain.”  So instead of taking it easy and relaxing – as was my plan after I couldn’t bring…