Posts Tagged With: Ostara

Happy Ostara!

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Hope you are having a lovely day! If you want some inspiration feel free to pursue my Ostara pin board.

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Poppy’s Pagan Planning Ostara Food

Well sorry I didn’t post last weekend but Hubs was in the hospital (he is fine now) and family comes way before my little blog.

Speaking of family I am thinking about what to serve my family on Ostara especially given that it is a weeknight. Holiday food is always interesting in that often it is a weeknight and often I am also serving my family smooching them and heading off to my circle. This makes it interesting because on one hand I want the meals to be special and on the other hand I don’t always want elaborate feasts. I suppose I could celebrate with my Coven the night of and then do family celebration the next weekend, but I really like marking the actual day.

So I think I have settled on a nice simple meal
a nice spring salad

Source: dineanddish.net viaRita on Pinterest

A quiche because I like round wheel things to mark the wheel of the year. this one has ramps and goat cheese

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and a baked yam, because it also has goat cheese and I got them in my CSA box and the beginning of spring is a mix of using up the various foods you put up and getting the first new veggies.

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Given how sweet the yams are and that they have honey on top of them I don’t think I will serve a dessert.

So that is what I will feed my family tomorrow. What are you going to feed yours?

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Pin of the day Ostara ideas

I know I wrote post on that already today but I was looking through my boards. (yes I actually use my boards, I don’t just pin everything in sight, well I do but then I use it) and found this

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I am pretty sure this is going to be a scavenger hunt for items that we can then use to place on the eggs while we dye them. By the way I read somewhere that if you paint the back of the leaf with egg white it stays on much better. If you have no idea what I am talking about see my last post.

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Poppy’s Pagan Planning Ostara (3)

we have sad news on our front. Our traditional Egg day has been postponed. Mom started the tradition years ago with her dear friend J who happens to be Ukrainian. Sadly J had to fly to the east coast to take care of her mother whose health was not well. Her Mother does seem to be doing better which is great news and so postponing Egg day, doesn’t seem so bad. 

On the other hand I thought I still might invite a few people over and we can try dying eggs in non Ukraine ways. So I have been looking around at other ways to dye eggs.

There is the tie option

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Or one that I think looks very fun the leaf/ plant option.

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of course those can be made to be any color.

Source: ecocrazymom.com via Kristen Jill on Pinterest

By the way all of those colors were made with natural dyes. I followed the link through to Eco Crazy Mom and she has a fantastic list of how to make all the colors.

There are always doodle eggs

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Or watercolor

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or marbleized eggs.

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So many choices. Which one is your favorite?

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For Elfkat

and any other Who fans. I might have to make this one this year lol

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Poppy’s Pagan Planning Ostara (1)

wpid-IMAG0400.jpgFor our family the biggest celebration of Ostara we do is Egg Day. We don’t know how many years we have done this event but we do it ever year. This type of egg decoration is called pysanky and is done with drawing on the egg with wax and then dipping in many colors light to dark. If you follow the above link you can see some up close pictures of the process. I find it very fun and it is something our friends and family look forward to each year. So that is where I am starting Ostara planning this year.

of course for decorations we have our years and years of eggs we have made.

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here is a small sample.

I like this idea for displaying

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So we have our decorations and we have our activity so this will be a very food centered post.
Sunshine eggs are always good as most people tend to bring very sugary foods

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Someone (often at least two someones) bring one of these

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but back to “real food” I am thinking of making this

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because I simply always love soup and soup with new spring vegetables sounds like heaven.

This looks very good too as we start early I think it might be a nice breakfast. goat cheese quiche with hash brown crust.

Source: delish.com via Vintage on Pinterest

and some other very pretty quiche ideas

Source: basilicoepinoli.blogspot.com via Erin on Pinterest

They are so nice as they use up all that egg that we have blown out of the egg shells that we will decorate.

of course I will make scones because well mom will want them. some other finger food.

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chicken salad on celery

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I hope that got you thinking of fun stuff to do an eat. For me a holiday has many parts. One is the spiritual aspect and then there is the family/ social aspect of it. Do you have certain family traditions with the different holidays?

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