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If you are ever in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area (Pennsylvania Dutch country, where the Amish are), be sure to stop at a restaurant called The Brasserie - a 1920’s home that has been converted into a bar and restaurant serving delicious food. They make the best tomato bisque I have tasted anywhere! It is served […]

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Potato-Corn Chowder
 
1 cup half-and-half
2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
2 cups of sweet corn sliced off the cob,
Note: if you don’t want to use fresh corn from the cob (I think it tastes best), you can substitute
2 cups frozen corn OR

1 8-ounce can EACH of creamed corn and regular corn
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup finely […]

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As I review the lists of various foods one can use for celebrating Lughnasadh/Lammas, I began to get some ideas in my head about different dishes one could make with such. Some of these dishes are ones that I myself have either cooked or eaten at different Sabbat gatherings over the past several years. Others […]

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Since my “Cooking for the Summer Solstice” post turned out to be quite popular with those looking for ways to celebrate the Sabbat with delicious edibles, I thought I would give it a go again with Lughnasadh…who knows, maybe it will become a Sabbat tradition here at the Crossroads!
Since Lughnasadh is a Sabbat honoring the […]

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from the website of Wendy Andrew - artist extraordinaire:
Dana, young expectant Mother, is the sweetness of the ripening fruits. Dragon energy protects the warm earth. The Oak King surrenders to the Holly King and the nights begin to lengthen and the wheel turns…
Blessed Be
 
“On this day we gather to celebrate the Sabbat of Litha, […]

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Cooking a whole chicken on the grill can be a great way of celebrating the Summer Solstice, especially if you incorporate those ingredients considered sacred to this Sabbat.
Grilling a whole chicken isn’t that difficult. You can of course use the famous “beer can chicken” method, or you can use an indirect grilling method that roasts […]

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If you have ever had the squash casserole served at Boston Market, this is similar to that dish. It’s really quite delicious, and a wonderful way to use those summer squashes from the garden, or purchased at the Farmer’s Market.

photo by naokomc
 
Ingredients:

4 1/2 cups Zucchini (diced)
4 1/2 cups Yellow Squash (diced)
1 1/2 cup Yellow […]

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Garlic-Herb Cheese Spread
 
8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
 
1 stick of butter, softened
 
2 cloves of fresh garlic, crushed
 
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
 
1 teaspoon chopped fresh marjoram leaves
 
1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil leaves
 
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until blended into a spreadable consistency. Cover the bowl with foil […]

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As I review the lists of various foods one can use for celebrating the Summer Solstice, I began to get some ideas in my head about different dishes one could make with such. Some of these dishes are ones that I myself have either cooked or eaten at different summer gatherings over the past several […]

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On June 21st, we will be celebrating the Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year. While I will be putting up a separate post which talks about this particular day and what it means in the Pagan Wheel of the Year, I thought that perhaps my readers would like to know how they […]

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