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Next Sabbat: SAMHAIN
 
In your Samhain feast, include food items such as: corn, nuts, squash, pumkin, breads.....foods that represent Autumn.
 
Here are a few recipies.
 

Rye Bread

1 packet yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup warm water
1 quart warm water
3 cups rye flour
2 tablespoons salt
3 tablespoons caraway seeds
1 tablespoon melted shortening
9 cups all purpose flour

Dissolve yeast and sugar in the 1/4 cup of warm water, set aside and let stand until frothy. Pour the quart of water in a large bowl, and add the rye flour, salt, caraway seeds, shortening, and yeast mixture. Mix well. Let rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours, until bubbles start to form on dough's surface. Gradually mix in the all-purpose flour, until the mixture has become a firm dough. Knead on floured board for about 10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl and let rise until the dough doubles in size, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Knead again for 10 minutes. Form into 2 loaves and put in greased and floured loaf pans or on cookie sheets for a more natural look. Let them rise again until doubled in bulk, and then bake for 1 hour at 375 degrees

Ultimate Caramel Apples

1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
10-inch square piece of styrofoam
6 popsicle sticks or small wooden dowels
6 Red Delicious or Golden Delicious apples
3 ounces white chocolate
3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped nuts

In heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine water and sugar. Over low heat, stir mixture gently until sugar is completely dissolved. Increase heat to medium low and cook, without stirring, until mixture is a dark amber color. Remove from heat and carefully stir in heavy cream (mixture will bubble up and spatter a bit, then subside.) Set aside to cool and thicken. Cover styrofoam with waxed paper to catch caramel drippings (this will be a stand for caramel apples). Insert popsicle sticks into bottom center of apples. Dip top half of each apple into thickened caramel. Insert bottom of popsicle sticks into styrofoam, allowing apples to stand upright so caramel runs down sides of each apple. Refrigerate to harden. Meanwhile, melt white chocolate in top of double boiler above gently simmering water; stir until smooth. Transfer melted chocolate to pastry bag fitted with small writing tip. Drizzle thin, random strips of white chocolate over each caramel apple. Repeat melting and drizzling with semi-sweet chocolate. Sprinkle with chopped nuts.

 

Special Thanks to Ecauldron.com for these recipies!

 

 

Imbolc
February 2
In the myths, Imbolc is supposed to help the sun on its journey, banishing winter.
 
Ostara
about March 21
Also known as "Spring Equinox". This sabbat marks the astronomical start of spring.
 
Beltane
May 1
This is a sabbat that celebrates love,fertility, and weaving of feminine and masculine energy. It is the high point of spring.
 
Summer Solstice
about June 22
This holiday is dedicated to fire festivals,love,beauty,passion, and energy.
 
Lammas
August 1
It is also known as "Lughnasadh"
This sabbat celebrates the first harvest.
 
Mabon
About September 21
Also known as "Fall Equinox". This sabbat marks the second harvest, and preperation for winter.
 
Samhain
October 31
This holiday marks the end of the year.
 
Yule
December 21
Also known as "Winter Solstice". This night is the longest night of the year. The waning of winter. After the Winter Solstice the hours of light increase. Yule is associated with the returning of the sun.