Mabon

Countdown to Mabon

September 22nd, 2017
The big day is here.

Symbols and Themes

Balance, turning dark;  Preparing for descent into underworld;  2nd harvest;  Thanksgiving;  Cornucopia;  Root and Vine Vegetables;  Nuts and Seeds;  Grapes, grape vines;  Wine;  pomegranates;  passion-fruit

 

Colors

Think autumn leaves:  browns, golds, rust, yellows, maroon, etc...

 

Deities / Archetypes

Pryderi

Mabon ap Modron

Bachuus

Renenutet

Tammuz

 

Equinox Punch

I love this drink for the equinox because it is the perfect balance of summer and winter, and it looks so pretty in the glass!

 

Ingredients:

Make Your Own Incense

There aren't many activities better than making a batch of incense to get my witchy vibe humming… Basic directions are to pulverize herbs and resins with the mortar and pestle, then mix them to make the perfect balance of scent. It's a great way to kick off the dark half of the year.

 

Here are some tips and tricks to get you started:

Cardamom Honey Caramel Pears

Ingredients:

enough for 8-10 small/medium apples or pears.

Choose apples/pears that are unwaxed as that will help the caramel to adhere.

1 ½ cups heavy cream

1 ½ cups + 1 tablespoon mild honey, such as clover

 

Moist Caramel Apple Cake

Really easy and delicious...

Try this wonderful cake recipe straight from the kitchens at Kraft.

 

What You Need:

1 pkg.  (2-layer size) yellow cake mix

1 pkg.   (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla or French Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Just as the creatures of the forest are busy now gathering food stores for the coming winter, we can take some time to do the same. Make-your-own energy bars are pretty chic this season, and here is a recipe that is quick, easy and delicious.  (Consider making several batches and freezing them for later!)