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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: 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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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: 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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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.


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

Source: via Meghan on Pinterest

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: via Vintage on Pinterest

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.

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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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Poppy’s Pagan Planning Imbolc 4

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

Source: via Laurence on Pinterest

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.

Source: via Poppy on Pinterest

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.

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A lovely little chant 🙂

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This is a pattern from I think it would be fun as a embroidery piece or just a coloring page.

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last but not least a lovely beeswax lantern from Petals and Sunshine which is one of my very favorite blogs. You can find her tutorial here and be excited to know it is not that hard.

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I hope you enjoyed my Imbolc sires. I sure have. I think I will tweak it a little for the next series Beltane 🙂

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Poppy’s Pagan Planning Imbolc (3)

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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.

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Find the recipe here. To round out lunch how about a nice soup.

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find that recipe here.

I wish I lived where it was cold I would be making these!

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or have Little do this 🙂

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which counts as decorations and an activity. But we don’t so we will do one of our tried and true activities of making butter.
which happens to be super easy. This picture is from last Imbolc when Little was 2 and she made it all herself!

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Poppy’s Pagan Planning Imbolc

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ah Sunday. Time for another session of Poppy’s Pagan Planning.

I had mentioned in my last Poppy’s Pagan Planning post that I thought I would make Quiche and salad. I like Quiche not just because of the egg and dairy seem very in tune with Imbolc, but also the roundness of it reminds me of the wheel of the year. So other than salad other round things like rolls or a round Irish Soda bread

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And of course I did say salad. how about I a nice spinach salad with poppy seed dressing?

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of course it is traditional to make a Brigid’s Cross as it is Her day.

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You may also want to work on some poetry to be read at your circle or Altar. Perhaps even a chant to say over you cross as yo make it. This is also a good time to have a bardic circle (or party) Invite folks over to sing a song or recite a poem or story. You can do this with kids too and have them make up little songs. Even do this around the dinner table. lots of fun and if you don’t want to make up a new song or poem you can learn and recite a traditional story.
Another activity to do with kids or the young at heart.

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and you can find the full instructions and list of what you need here.

For those of you with out a fireplace but wanting a hearth I love this

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and these are beautiful to me. If I lived where there was snow (which clearly I don’t) I would put the twigs in the vases and then put the snow in around and on top of them and then a floating candle on the top. Watch the snow melt as the candle burns.

Source: via Poppy on Pinterest

of course I don’t live where it snows so I will be making something like this

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From Annaboo’s house because the lace gives me the feeling of snow.

I hope this gave you some good ideas to print out and keep in your Book of Days.

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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!

Source: Uploaded by user via Helen “Poppy” on Pinterest

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.

Source: via Katie on Pinterest

And if not there is always this one 🙂


my two main activities are making candles and doing seed blessings

Source: via Helen “Poppy” on Pinterest

Here is a nice tutorial for making candles or if you prefer the dipping kind check out this link.

Here is a fun Seed activity for the kiddos

Source: via Helen “Poppy” on Pinterest

Ok that is it for this Sunday I will have more ideas (and links) to share next Sunday and every Sunday till Imbolc Happy Planning!
photo credit: rachel a. k. via photopin cc

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