Thursday, March 14, 2013

Feast Menu - Ostara

Here is another complete menu for your Ostara celebration. A little lighter than the previous one.

Ostara Menu 2 

Appetizer- Spring Dip with Pita Chips


6 cups fresh parsley leaves
2 cups fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of ground nutmeg
Dash of ground red pepper
Dash of black pepper
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

Monday, March 11, 2013

A complete menu for Ostara

Here is a complete menu for your Ostara celebration, from the appetizers to the desserts. This menu comes from my Italian side of the family...Hope you will like it :)

Ostara Menu- The Italian Way

Appetizer- Antipasto

6 ounces "baby" or fresh mozzarella
1/4 pound prosciutto, thinly sliced
1/4 pound mortadella, thinly sliced
1/4 pound cappicolla, thinly sliced
5 to 6-ounce piece of asiago or aged provolone cheese
1 small stick soppressata (dried Italian sausage)
1 small stick pepperoni
4 ounces marinated artichoke hearts
1/4 pound oil-dried black olives or similar olives
4 ounces pepperoncini peppers
6 ounces or 2 pieces whole roasted red peppers
1 bunch fresh basil
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced or 1 small cantaloupe sliced.

Mixed Recipes to celebrate Ostara...

Spring is knocking our doors and to celebrate the nature's rebirth (and Ostara), what better way to welcome it with a plate of fresh leaves and sprouts? Although this recipe is delicious, it is not for everyone...Try it!


1 cup Mung bean sprouts
1 cup alfalfa sprouts
2 cups baby spinach
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup dried cherries or raisins
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp honey
A dash of lemon juice

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Ostara recipes

Merry Meet everyone! It has been a while since I've posted here. However, today I was inspired by the upcoming Spring Equinox (also known as Ostara - or Easter for others) and I wanted to share with you some recipes that will brighten up your festivities.

So here is the first recipe;

Coconut Carrot Cake 

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
4 eggs 2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 cups grated carrots
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Festival Menus- Yule

Samhain has passed...

Now it is time to think about Yule (Winter Solstice) and what can be cooked to add a touch to our festivities.

Here are recipes to get you inspire for your Yule Menu!

Mulled Wine

1 bottle of red wine (Burgundy or Cabernet)
1 cup of orange juice, freshly squeezed
1 cup apple brandy
1/2 cup of sugar
1 red apple, washed
1 orange, washed, sliced into rounds
4 cinnamon sticks

1- Gently combine the wine, orange juice, brandy and sugar in a large sauce pan and heat over low-medium.
2- Stud the washed apple with cloves and float it in the mulled wine mixture, along with orange slices and cinnamon sticks.
3-Serve from a warm slow cooker or crock, if you have one, or heatproof serving bowl.
4- Let the merrymaking being!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Muffin Autumn Spices recipes

Have you ever tried the Autumn Spices Muffin at Tim Horton's? Seriously, those are amazing!

I have tried to find a similar recipe. but unfortunately, I was unable to find one exactly like Tim Horton's.

Instead, I have tried another one and modify it a bit to my taste....Hope you will enjoy it as much as I did!

For 12 muffins 

Cream Cheese Filling 

1/2 cup cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar

Whip together cream cheese and sugar very well.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Create your Own Magical Oil

When thinking about magical oils, there are lot of people who decide to buy them instead of making them. Reasons to buy already made oils can be various...Either you don't have the necessary ingredients to create your own oil, or your lack patience to do so or you just don't feel comfortable mixing ingredients. However, creating your own oil is really easy and it adds a touch of your own energy on it.

Before everything, it will be necessary for you to determine your intent; this is really important since you will have to gather the essential oils calling for your recipe.

As a base, you can select one of the following oil:

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