This is my beautiful baby. I worked on it for a long time. I “finished it” at least for this year though I am sure I will keep tweaking it and remember this?
Well Check for goal manifestation number 2 (ignore my pj pants I mean it’s a great look and all but not exciting)
BUT THIS IS>>>>
TA DA and if you want to see it real live in person just click here 🙂
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
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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?
For 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.
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.
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and some other very pretty quiche ideas
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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.
Our last Imbolc post before the holiday. If you have missed the others you check them out here, and here, and here 🙂 or if your curious about any sort of holiday or event please check out My Book of Days. I add all of the Poppy’s Pagan Planning posts to it as well as share posts from other blogs and recipes and all sorts of things that I find interesting and useful.
I just love the candles and the lanterns of this picture. And the white and the Green color palette
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These are just mason jars filled with Epsom salt with candles. I think it looks a little like ice and snow and think it would be a lovely way to mark out the edges of the circle.
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These are Peonies made from coffee filters! simple and beautiful. I tried to follow the pinterest link to brown paper 😦 so I searched around and I found another tutorial here. Warning that blog plays music when you open it.
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Ah Martha, she always has such good stuff! These were for Valentines day as you can tell by the pink lace but I think with white lace they would be lovely snow like candles.
Before we get it to today’s fun Imbolc planning items I want to remind everyone that tomorrow, Monday will be our first Masterpiece Monday Blog hop! I can’t wait to see all of the masterpieces 🙂 Also if you missed any of the Imbolc planning please check out the first and second post of these series.
As this is an appropriate day for Dairy here is my idea of lunch 🙂
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Yummy Milk shake now depending on how you lunch you can add either whisky or coffee. I wont tell 😉 Recipe here. Which would go very nicely with this grilled cheese.
Look at me I am actual sort of organized talking about a holiday before we get there! Welcome to a series I am going to call Poppy’s Pagan Planning 🙂 For me in my practice the stuff that happens out of circle is just as important to me as what happens in circle. I treat my pagan holidays just like I treat other holidays. There is a theme, a menu and activities. So below are some ideas to get you thinking about what you would like to do.
Seed packets (I bless mine at Imbolc)
seeds that have been started.
I think this is beautiful!
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or what about this
and of course candles, candles everywhere!
For a meal I like a nice salad and Quiche I am praying the Asparagus will be at the farmers market so I can make this one.
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