Recipes For Food
1 cup firmly ground almonds 1 1/4 cups flour 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar 2 drops almond extract 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 egg yolk
Combine almonds, flour, sugar and extract until thoroughly mixed. with the hands, work in butter and egg yolk until well-blended. Chill dough. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Pinch off pieces of dough about the size of walnuts and shape into crecents. Place on greased sheets and bake for about 20 minutes. Serve during Simple Feast, especially at Esbats.
~Beltane Marigold Custard~
2 cups milk 1 cup unsprayed marigold petals 1/4 tsp. salt 3 tbsp. sugar 1 to 2-inch piece vanilla bean 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten 1/8 tsp. allspice 1/8 tsp. nutmeg 1/2 tsp. rose water wipped cream
Using a clean mortar and pestle reserved for cooking purposes, pound marigold petals. Or, crush with a spoon. Mix the salt, sugar and spices together. Scald milk with the marigolds and the vanilla bean. Remove the vanilla bean and add the slightly beaten yolks and dry ingredients. Cook on low heat. When the mixture coats a spoon, add rose water and cool. Top with wipped cream, garnish with fresh marigold petals.
1 quart water, preferably spring water 1 cup honey 1 sliced lemon 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
Boil together all ingredients in a non-metalic pot. While boiling, scrape off the rising "scum" with a wooden spoon. When no more rises add the following:
pinch salt juice of 1/2 lemon
Strain and cool. Drink in place of alcoholic mead or wine during the Simple Feast.
If you wish to avoid the use of wine, which has long been utilized in religious and magickal rites, there are many other beverages that can be used to toast the Goddess and God. These include (but certainly aren't limited to):
Sabbats: apple juice, grape juice, grapefruit juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, black tea, soft mead, guava nectar, cinnamon coffee, ginger tea, hibiscus tea
Esbats: lemonade, apricot nectar, mango nectar, pear nectar, papaya nectar, peach nectar, jasmine tea, peppermint tea, rosebud tea, milk
Recipes for Incenses
To make incenses, simply grind the ingredients and mix them together. As you mix, sense their energies. Burn on charcoal blocks in the censer during ritual.
4 parts Frankincense, 2 parts Myrrh, 2 parts Benzoin, 1 part Sandalwood, 1/2 part Cinnamon, 1/2 part Rose petals, 1/4 part Vervain, 1/4 part Rosemary, 1/4 part Bay,
Burn in the circle for all types of rituals and spells. Frankincense, myrrh and benzoin should definitely constitute the bulk of the mixture.
3 parts Frankincense, 2 parts Myrrh, 1 part Cinnamon,
Burn as a general incense on the altar to purify it and to promote ritual consciousness during rituals.
~Full Moon Ritual Incense~
2 parts Sandalwood, 2 parts Frankincense, 1/2 part Gardinia petals, 1/4 part Rose petals, a few drops Ambergris oil
Burn during Esbats or simply at the time of the Full Moon to attune with the Goddess.
~Spring Sabbat Incense~
3 parts Frankincense, 2 parts Sandalwood, 1 part Benzoin, 1 part Cinnamon, a few drops Patchouly oil,
Burn during spring and summer Sabbat rituals.
~Fall Sabbat Incense~
3 parts Frankincense, 2 parts Myrrh, 1 part Rosemary, 1 part Cedar, 1 part Juniper,
Burn during fall and winter Sabbat rituals.
Recipes For Oils
To create oils, simply mix them in a bottle. Wear for ritual purposes.
3 parts Patchouly, 2 parts Musk, 1 part Carnation,
Wear to the Sabbats to promote communion with the deities.
~ Sabbat Oil-2~
2 parts Frankincense, 1 part Myrrh, 1 part Carnation, 1 part Allspice,
Use as the above formula.
~Full Moon Oil-1~
4 parts Gardenia, 2 parts Lotus, 1 part Jasmine,
Anoint the body prior to Esbats to attune with Lunar energies.
~Full Moon Oil-2~
3 parts Sandalwood, 2 parts Lemon, 1 part Rose,
Another like the above.
3 parts Rose, 2 parts Gardenia, 1 part Lemon, 1 part Lotus, 1 part Ambergris,
Wear to honour the Goddess during rituals.
~Horned God Oil~
2 parts Frankincense, 2 parts Cinnamon, 1 part Bay, 1 part rosemary, 1 part Musk
Wear to honour the Horned God during rituals.
4 parts Frankincense, 3 parts Myrrh, 1 part Galangal, 1 part Vervain, 1 part Lavender
Anoint the altar with this oil at regular intervals to purify and empower it.