Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mabon Celebration


The autumn equinox, or Mabon, is actually the time of the second harvest. The gardens are nearly empty. Mabon is the mid-harvest festival, changing seasons, time to celebrate the second harvest. the time of rich traditions, customs and folklore. Such as the

story of Demeter and Persephone. Demeter was a Goddess of Grain and of the harvest in ancient Greece. Her daughter, Persephone, caught the eye of Hades, god of the underworld, who then abducted Persephone and took her back to the underworld.






My Favorite Corn Bread

                                                WET



DRY

  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 cup Cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup White sugar                         Mix dry, blend together wet ingredients, sprinkle dry into wet until smooth, 
  • Pour into greased iron skillet, 
  • Bake 30 to 45 minutes at 350'

2 eggs

  • 3 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Butter,  melted
  • 1 cup Buttermilk



I am making a Mabon Harvest wreath 
this year to hang on a wall or door.
Harvest herbs, flowers, 
garden produce that will 
dry well on a wreath,
Make a wire form or purchase 
a metal form at any craft store,
(probably a styrofoam or 
grapevine form would work well too)

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Lay out your items around the wreath, 
take some thin florist wire and wrap around
all of the stems or tie on each 
individual branch to the wreath,
Go in between the little sprigs 
from the stems to hide your wire,
Use a burlap, twine, 
or raffia ribbon to decorate,


After I had the base secured 
around the wreath I started 
tucking in all of the 
other herbs and flowers 
I wanted to use, 


After I had the base secured 
around the wreath I started 
tucking in all of the 
other herbs and flowers
 I wanted to use, 


                                                     
The herbs and flowers easily 
tucked into the long Artemisea 
stems and the wire that I 
used to secure the Artemisea 
to the wire wreath,

I picked a stem from a  purple string bean
 and put the whole stem with the bean
and leaves in the wreath,  


Here is a yellow string bean stem, 
I would have put little red peppers 
in also however they are not on yet,
 our summer here has been quite cool, 
vegetables have been later then usual,

The herbs and flowers will dry on the 
frame as it hangs, you can even use the herbs
as they dry or just leave as a 
pretty decoration for your celebration!


Finally, I put a votive candle in the 
middle of the wreath for my altar,
Just be careful of the herbs 
touching the flame,
( keep a bowl of water handy)

Enjoy !!!



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