Wednesday, March 2, 2011

30 days of Ostara; Day 12

Knitted easter eggs

Try preparing ham in coca cola. It's really good!
You can also try the ham cooked in balsamic vinegar and maple syrup.
This one, cooked in maple syrup, apple juice and mustard is delightful too.

These maple and orange glazed carrots are good side dish for an Ostara dinner.

"The name is thought to be derived from a goddess of German legend, according to Jakob Grimm in his Deutsche Mythologie. A similar goddess named Eostre was described by the Venerable Bede. Bede indicated that this name was used in English when the Paschal holiday was introduced. Since then this name (not the holiday) has been converted to Easter, or in German Ostern. Some scholars question both Bede's and Grimm's conclusions due to a lack of supporting evidence for this goddess. Others argue that a lack of further documentation is not surprising given that Bede is credited with writing the first substantial history of England (in which he described Eostre as a goddess whose worship had already passed) and Grimm was specifically attempting to capture oral traditions before they might be lost."

Take walks in parks, woods or other green areas. Make the walking a ritual in itself. Wear flowers in your hair, or as a necklace, and strew them around and on your alter.
Take a walk and look for signs of emerging life in the forests and fields or in a local park.
Taking a long walk in nature with no intent other than reflecting on the Magick of nature and our Great Mother and her bounty.

Take photos during your walks and use them to illustrate your "30 days of Ostara" journal. If there are flowers in where you live, pick some and press them to be put in your journal later.

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