The autumnal equinox is the time of pagan thanksgiving, and we celebrate it in a similar manner. We give thanks for the wealth of the harvest, for the summer past, and ask boons for the winter ahead.
Would you like a wee sample?
Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 c unsalted butter, softened
1 c granulated sugar
1 c brown sugar
2 tsps vanilla
2 c all-purpose flour
2 c whole wheat flour
2 tsps baking soda
2 tsps ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp cocoa
1 tsp salt
2 c peeled and grated zucchini
1-1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl beat together the butter, and sugars on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one by one until completely blended, and mix in the the vanilla.
In a medium bowl, sift together the remaining dry ingredients, and add to the blended mixture and beat on low just until blended. Do not overmix. The batter will be stiff.
Add the zucchini and chocolate chips. Spoon the cookies in approximately 2 tbsp-size scoops, about 2 inches apart, onto an ungreased non-stick cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, until the cookies are light golden brown around the edges. Remove from oven, let sit on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then cool on a wire rack.
We hope the kiddies like it, and that it helps you have a blessed and thankful Mabon this weekend!
Morrighan (ierne), Artemis & DracoTags: chapbook, Creating New Pagan Family Traditions, ebook, equinox, Mabon, second harvest, thanksgiving | Categories: Celtic & Pagan Info, Chapbook Series, etsy, Pagan Parenting, Sprites Pagan Kids | Comments Off | Permalink
Despite being two months behind on the Creating New Pagan Family Traditions ebook series, plans are already in the works for a collected print edition. This edition should be prepped and ready to go for Yule.
I’ve set up a preview, with a selected excerpt from Litha, to have folks look over and give some feedback. Please stop by the Creaetspace gallery for a look, and let me know what you think.
Jodi Lee, aka ierne Morrighan Corvidae of Glas Celli, presents a handbook to introduce traditional pagan information, ritual, meal plan and activities for new pagan families and groups with young children.
Creating New Pagan Family Traditions – Preview
Have a great week, and look for Lughnasadh and Mabon to be released soon!Tags: activities, chapbook, Creating New Pagan Family Traditions, family, ierne, pagan, publishing | Categories: Book of Shadows, Celtic & Pagan Info, Chapbook Series, Main, Pagan Parenting, Sprites Pagan Kids | Comments Off | Permalink
… well, the e-chapbook has, anyway. <|;^)
Also known as Midsummer, Summer Solstice and Alban Hefin, Litha generally falls in the third week of June, usually between the 17 and 23 of the month. It is the time of the longest day of the year – after this, each day becomes progressively shorter until Yule – the longest night of the year.
Traditionally, this is a great time to harvest wild or cultivated young herbs to stock your magickal pantry. Young plants have a great energy, and are far more likely to recover quickly from a small harvesting. One must request the permission of the Goddess and of the spirit of the plant itself. Gently take hold of the plant or branch, and politely ask if the spirit will share its bounty. You’ll know, trust me, if you receive permission.
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