It feels like yesterday that I was celebrating Winter Solstice. The days have passed quite quickly and it has been quite a time of reflection and inner work.
Of recognising what I want to do moving forward and what I need to leave behind.
It's been a big year for this witch and this solstice was a quiet celebration.
Nothing big, nothing dramatic just small and simple with a few friends.
Posting a photo of our celebration on Instagram I was asked for the recipes for everything we had on the table, so I decided to write this blog post to share my solstice and the recipes.
As usual with any celebrations we each make a plate of food to contribute.
I will go through and tell you what my magickal sisters bought to share on our Solstice Lunch
Know that when we cook its all in approximates. lol So not many measurements will be noted below
My contribution was a simple but delicious salad.
Finley chopped salad greens
Avocado chopped into squares
Mango chopped into squares
Finely chopped Spring Onions
Cherry Tomato's chopped into quarters
Rebecca bought along some deliciousness
Korean Braised Potato's
Slice approx 500g of small potatoes in half. Add to a frying pan with a little oil within it, put on high heat and stir for approx 5 minutes until the edges are golden brown
Add 5 tablespoons of soy sauce to 1 cup of water then add to the fry pan.
Bring to the boil
Add 4 tablespoons of Maple Syrup and stir
Let it boil for 15-20 mins until the potatoes are cooked through and the sauce has reduced stirring every couple of minutes.
Served garnished with sesame seeds.
This one is simple and you can add whatever to this and it will be amazing.
Rebecca added to her couscous Baked Pumpkin pieces, Feta Cheese and Sun dried tomato.
It is a delicious combination
Kellie made her famous Faerie Nectar
This delicious drink is a favourite of mine and is simple and easy to make
1/2 orange juice
1/2 cranberry juice
to that mixture you can add berries such as raspberries, blue berries, sliced strawberries, whatever you want to add.
and lastly, add mint to this mixture.
Bianca created a beautiful Fruit Platter that included watermelon, blueberries, strawberries, kiwi fruit, passion fruit and cherries.
It was such a beautiful day
We talked about what has happened over the last 12 months, what we have gone through, what it is we have overcome and what we are working towards.
Sharing our dreams.
We also created candles to 'capture the suns energy' so we may burn it in the depths of winter to release the energy and comfort of the suns warm embrace. They were so simple to make.
I purchased some Beeswax Sheets and we simply rolled them into place and used dried sunflower petals to decorate.
Beautiful and simple yet strong in intent.
I was also to harvest a heap of passion fruit from my vine to share amongst the goddesses sitting at my table.
And finally with my solstice celebration I hung the solstice bunting I created.
You may remember a few weeks ago I dyed some calico squares with turmeric. They turned out so beautiful and vibrant. I added some symbols and created this bunting to hang in honour and celebration of the season.
I do plan to create some bunting for the other equinoxes and solstice.
Something new to add to my tradition.
Wishing you had a beautiful solstice
Lots of Love