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Creator of Web-Holidays.com. I love holidays - all kinds. Traditions and customs from around the world are a great way to create strong family bonds, and it's a great way to get to know our neighbors.

Dec 162014
 
Yule

Yule coincides with the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year and the beginning of winter. Yule has been around a long time (before 900) and words used to describe it have been too. There are the Old English words ġéol or ġéohol and ġéola or ġéoli, the former a 12-day festival of Yule. This […]

 December 16, 2014  Posted by at 11:11 am Celebrations Comments Off on Yule
Jul 302014
 

by Julie R., Pacific Northwest “This is from 14th Century England. Use fresh herbs.” Makes about 3 dozen 2-1/2″ fritters. 3 cups all-purpose flour 2-1/4 cups water 1/4 teaspoon yeast 1/8 teaspoon salt vegetable oil for frying 2-1/2 teaspoons chopped sage 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped thyme 6 tablespoons chopped parsley 1 tablespoons chopped oregano honey, to […]

 July 30, 2014  Posted by at 9:12 pm Appetizers, For Lammas Comments Off on Frytour of Erbes (Herb Fitters)
Jul 292014
 

Often used as a beverage this makes a nice salad dressing. blackberries, clean and dry malt vinegar granulated sugar Place berries in an earthenware vessel. Cover with vinegar. Let stand three days (this will draw out the juice from the berries). To strain place cheesecloth over a bowl, pour in the mixture. Let strain several […]

 July 29, 2014  Posted by at 9:13 pm For Lammas, Salads & Dressings Comments Off on Blackberry Vinegar
Jul 282014
 

Use fresh herbs any will do but these are recommended. 4 small fresh trout, cleaned 4 sprigs rosemary 10-12 mint leaves 4 sprigs fresh thyme 3-4 sage leaves 6 tablespoons butter, softened 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper Place a spring of rosemary down the center of the trout. Chop the remaining herbs and blend […]

 July 28, 2014  Posted by at 9:15 pm Entrees, For Lammas Comments Off on Herbed Trout
Jul 262014
 

by Julie R., Pacific Northwest “This is from 15th Century Italy.” 1 pound turnips (about 5 little) 10 ounce cheddar cheese, sliced 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ginger 1/4 teaspoon pepper Preheat oven to 350F. Boil turnips about 30 minutes. Peel and slice thin. Layer turnips and cheese in a 9″ x […]

 July 26, 2014  Posted by at 9:16 pm For Lammas, Side Dishes Comments Off on Armoured Turnips
Jul 252014
 

by Spirit Online (now defunct), Reprinted with permission. If you don’t have citron available use a combination orange and lemon peels. 3/4 cup water 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup finely chopped citron 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons anise seeds 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice […]

 July 25, 2014  Posted by at 9:18 pm For Lammas, Side Dishes Comments Off on Covenstead Bread
Jul 242014
 

pudding 2-1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup molasses 2 cup finely chopped dried figs grated zest of 1/2 lemon or orange 1 cup buttermilk sauce 1/2 cup butter 1 cup granulated […]

 July 24, 2014  Posted by at 9:19 pm Desserts, For Lammas Comments Off on Fig Pudding with a Red Wine Sauce
Apr 302014
 

serves 4 3 cups baby spinach 3 cups watercress, tough stems removed 2-1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries 1/3 cup chopped chives 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt freshly ground pepper to taste Combine spinach, watercress, […]

 April 30, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am For Beltane, Salads & Dressings Comments Off on Strawberries & Goat Cheese Salad
Apr 292014
 

makes: 1-1/2 dozen little cakes 1/2 cup sweet white wine 1 egg 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoon granulated sugar 1 cup honey 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg vegetable oil for frying Whisk wine and egg together. Stir in flour, cinnamon, salt, and sugar. Let stand 30 minutes. Combine honey and […]

 April 29, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am For Beltane, For Lammas Comments Off on Fried Honeycakes
Apr 282014
 

1/2 lb. torn dandelion greens*, pesticide-free 1/2 red onion, chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil balsamic vinaigrette to taste salt and pepper to taste Combine all the ingredients. *Use young greens only.

 April 28, 2014  Posted by at 12:00 am For Beltane, Salads & Dressings Comments Off on Dandelion Salad