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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Silver Spring Sale

To celebrate spring being here I'm having a Silver Spring Sale in my Etsy shop, boiiing over there and have a look 👀😊Oh Yes Yes Etsy Shop




Friday, 7 April 2017

Shepherdess' Pie / Mushroom & Lentil Shepherd's Pie

Another of the recipes I'm trying to get off scraps of paper so that I can find them easier.

This is also nice with a spoon full of Marmite in as well to give it a richer flavour.  Carrots added give a nice splash of colour as well, but then I suppose it would be more of a Cottage Pie?  It is handier if you already have left over mashed potatoes from the day before as it saves a pan ;0)

Shepherdess' Pie


Ingredients

  • 6oz Green Lentils
  • Onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • can Chopped Tomatoes
  • 8oz Button Mushrooms, halved
  • 1 tbsp Henderson's Relish
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 1/4 lbs Potatoes, cooked and mashed
  • 2oz Cheese, grated

Method



Boil Lentils in water then simmer until done.

Oven on Gas 6/200 C

Fry Onions and Garlic until golden.

Stir in Mushrooms, Henderson's Relish, Paprika, Black Pepper.  Add Tomatoes.  Cook for 5 mins.

Mix with Lentils.  Transfer to an oven dish.  

Spoon Mashed Potatoes on the top, sprinkle with Cheese.

Bake for approx 30 mins until lightly golden.

Before cooking

Done, ready to nosh



















Gratuitous photo of my kitchen helper keeping the radiator warm for me 
and watching the cheese in case I drop any ;0)

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Spicy Lentil Lasagna

Need to put some of my recipes somewhere as the scrappy bits of paper I have them written on aren't looking so great and hopefully they should be easier for me to find on here rather than rummaging round in cupboards and I actually remembered to take photos while cooking this time.  
This isn't a food blog and I'm not an exceptional cook, it's more for my benefit, so if you do decide to try it and want to alter anything or whatever to suit your own tastes please do.  This lasagna is only slightly spicy more warming really.  I used a medium sized dish for us and then a separate smaller one for my eldest to take back with him, he's moved out but still appreciates any food going his way and his washing doing ;0)


Spicy Lentil Lasagna


Ingredients


  • Onion
  • 2 sticks Celery
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 3 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tbsp Mustard powder
  • 12 oz Red Lentils
  • 1 3/4 pt Stock
  • can chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • Coriander
  • Lasagna sheets
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 pt natural Yogurt
  • 4 oz Cheddar Cheese



Method


Chop onion, celery and garlic, fry in olive oil for 5 mins until softened.

Add mustard and spices, cook 1 min.

Stir in lentils.

Add stock, tomatoes, tomato puree and seasonings, black pepper.  
Bring to slow boil, cover and simmer for 1/4 hour.

Oven gas 6 or 200 C

Layer lentils and lasagna, ending with lentils.

Beat eggs with yogurt and grated cheese.

Spread yogurt mixture on top of lasagna, sprinkle with more grated cheese.

Cook for approx 35 mins, until golden brown on top.






Wednesday, 1 March 2017

White Rabbits


Hare and Crow by Amanda Clark

While spinning round this morning whilst saying white rabbits three times, because it's the first of March, I wondered where does this come from, why white rabbits.  The best reasons seems to come from the story of Ostara the Spring Goddess and Goddess of the Dawn.

It is said she was late arriving one year to bring the spring warmth and sunlight in, when she did arrive the ground was still frozen and covered in snow.  She felt even worse about being late when she discovered a small bird with his wings frozen dying from the cold.  Ostara picked the bird up and cradled him to warm him through, but his wings still remained damaged and he couldn't fly.  Feeling remorseful about the bird not being able to fly she turned him into a white rabbit or rather a Snow Hare and named him Lepus. She gave him the gift of great speed and turning ability and to remember his time as a bird she gave him the ability to lay eggs, eggs of many colours, but only for one day a year.

So it could be that that is why saying white rabbits on the first of March, or some say on the first new moon of this month, brings you good luck.  Why the spinning, I don't know, maybe that's just me.  Does anyone else spin?

Looking forward to eggs of many colours at the Spring Equinox :0)

Monday, 6 February 2017

Spring Sale 2017

To celebrate Imbolc and the beginings of spring I am offering 18% off items in my Etsy shop, enter code SPRING17 at checkout, share the love.  Talking of which Valentines Day is coming up as well, an excellent way to get an individually made with love gift that doesn't make your wallet hurt. 

Please click this link to take you to my shop Morning Star Craft Oh Yes Yes Etsy Shop  More items on sale there :0)

Bridget Goddess Necklace
Triple Moon Stacker Ring

Triskele and Acorn Pendants

Wooden Hanging Decorative Love Heart Valentine Hare 


Thursday, 2 February 2017

Chesterfield Pagans Lammas Camp 2017


It's Imbolc the midway between Yule/Winter Solctice and Spring Equinox/Ostara so that means it's time for Lammas Camp tickets to go on sale ;0) 

 
Lammas Camp is a Fantastic Friendly Gathering for anyone who enjoys nature and is spiritually open minded.
Held at New House Organic Farm Kniverton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1JL 
in the top field, ​which gives wonderful view over the beautiful countryside around there.
Please note, if you use the postcode in your sat nav/mapping, it is 400 yards due north of the flag.
 
Share and swap ideas and tales, join in with workshops, listen to talks and meditations, beat your drum, dance yourself silly, join us in ritual, stalls, entertainment... or just take time to relax and breathe.​





You can purchase your place at this great camp multiple ways, either in person at our
Monthy Moot (every 2nd Tuesday of the month, The Lodge at Hasland, Chesterfield) or at our
Drum Circle, (Eyre Chapel, Newbold)
(more info on these events here - Chesterfield Pagans facebook page),
or download the ticket info from here and email it in, 
or print off the ticket application and post it to us at the address on the ticket info form.
​Individual prices are on the ticket form, 
but the whole weekend is only £20 per adult with the Early Bird option,
 workshop and talks are included in the ticket price. 
We are a not for profits organisation and all crew donate time and energy freely for the pagan community,
We operate a no refunds policy.
 No gate sales 
We hope you enjoy your time at camp and find time to relax and recharge your batteries as well as learning something new.

Chesterfield Pagans Lammas Camp facebook event page can be found here - www.facebook.com/events/207781432959614/

Workshop and Ritual timetables etc and catering menu will be available on here and 
Morning Star Craft nearer the time so remember to keep checking back for updates.
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