Dutch Apple Bread for Mabon

I’m finally posting another recipe blog! It’s been several months since I’ve done one of these, and I had to make a dessert over the weekend, so it seemed like a good opportunity to dress up this sweet, cakey quickbread in a display of Mabon flair – hence the corresponding fruits of the “Apple and…

A Green Woman Salad for Beltane

So the plan was to post this blog yesterday, but my first day of May was extremely busy. I was up until almost midnight just accomplishing getting my photos in the draft and I had to call it quits and go to bed. Not that it matters, this isn’t a “holiday deadline recipe” or anything,…

A Blessed Imbolc

Busy. Busy. Busy. That’s what I’ve been yesterday, today, and will be tomorrow. It’s the sabbat of Imbolc – a celebration of reawakening and renewal; hence a good time for early “spring cleaning.”I spent the late afternoon into most of last night rearranging my furniture and cleaning in my bedroom. I gave it a makeover,…

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,…

Crabapple Bread for Lughnasadh

We’ve entered the most dreadful month of the year and I had almost forgotten today is 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…