Part Nine: Apples of Avalon Cookies

Welcome back! Avalon, Glastonbury, England; Earth Mother, the Arthurian legends, the mists of Avalon (and at the right time of the year there really are mists), Katherine Maltwood and the Glastonbury Zodiac, labyrinth, the Michael and Mary aspects of a leyline, Gog and Magog, an underground entrance to the land of the Fae, the healing […]

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Part Eight: Lavender Lemon Cookies

Welcome back! The next three posts will all be in the kitchen. Wheat is a primary symbol of Lammas/Lughnasa and we have covered all the other preparations, taking a few simple steps each time. Leaving the baking to the end will keep these items fresh when stored in an air tight container and the honey […]

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Part Seven: Lughansa Skills Test

Welcome Back! The story of Lughnasa’s origins are varied. The thing that they all agree on is that Lugh was skilled in many areas and known for his craftsmanship. The games themselves began and developed as part of the celebration to honour his foster mother, Tailtui. Many of the games played required a large field […]

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Part Six: Port Truffles

Welcome back! Chocolate, where to we begin? The food of the Gods, do we really need to say more? There is evidence that the heritage of the cacao bean in South American culture goes back over 3,500 years but it was not until the mid 1800’s that what we today view as chocolate was invented […]

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Part Five: Place Cards, Truth Telling & Invisible Ink

Welcome back! Today we are going to create our magical place cards. Cards that we will use with the candles made last time to go a little deeper into the meanings of the season. On a practical level as host/ess there is a responsibility for the emotional safety of your guests. If levels of trust […]

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Part Four: Floater Candles

Welcome Back! Around the world and through recorded history, people have attempted to organize their stories. We watched and recorded to know where in the cycles of the seasons we were. How long before the first snow fall? When might the earth be ready to plant? How many more sleeps before Saint Nicholas comes? From […]

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Part Three: Strawberry & Rose Petal Jam

Welcome Back! I mentioned in my previous post that “first fruits” was one of the symbols of Lammas and in my part of the world that is strawberries. I live in the fruit growing capital of Canada and when the first local berries are available you know summer is finally here. I walked into a […]

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Part Two: Getting Started

Welcome back! Today I am going to cover the items we are not making together. Don’t you just love seeing great ideas posted on line with not time to order them for a holiday or special occasion? I want to give plenty of time for any purchases you decide to make to arrive by August […]

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Join me in creating a spot of Lammas tea?

Over the next five weeks, on Tuesdays and Fridays, my plan is to post what I am doing to get ready for a Lammas Harvest Tea. I will tell you where I am buying supplies and what I am making myself. My intention is to share the essence My Kitchen Wand, which is to be […]

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