Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy Beltane

I'm sure none of you have a clue what I'm talking about (except C and Smolder) but May 1st is a Wiccan sabbat known as Beltane or May Day. We celebrate the arrival of summer, and like all sabbats it basically includes a lot of good food, friends and fun! We had so many appointments yesterday that we didn't have time to celebrate, so today we spent the day baking mostly, and eating delicious goodies. The three of us each picked a couple new recipes to try and we spent the day baking together (and C did a lot of cleaning which was overdue, and greatly appreciated.) I made petticoat tails, and strawberry muffins. They both actually turned out really well. I'm quite impressed.

I'm now covered in food colouring of various colours and sugar and flour, and feeling quite satisfied. We're also drinking switchel which is suprisingly good (it's like lemonade without any lemons, it uses ginger instead.) and very thirst quenching. So I hope you're all having a great time enjoying the start of summer!


Oh and if you're interested in any of the recipes let me know in the comments and I'll post them.

5 comments:

Karen said...

Sounds like fun. I know nothing at all about Wicca except that a lot of people tend to mistrust it. However, since those same people tend to mistrust anything they don't understand, I don't put much stock in their opinions.

smolder said...

ohhh to much sugar. But it was fun none the less. we should bake more often, but make sure C. is not bugging us while we do it lol.

Azaera said...

Ah I should probably have linked to my post about wicca..

Chuckie72 said...

apparently I wasn't supposed to read the post by smolder, lol, I wasn't bugging you, you guys were at the table, and I was cleaning the rest of the kitchen... B you should post the pic of what it hasn't looked like in forever...

Buttercup said...

Switchel sounds good. Would like to see the recipe. Glad you had a good day!