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Spring Equinox 2017

Spring Equinox, Vernal Equinox or Ostara; The Sun, rising earlier each day and setting later, warms the earth as she readies for the new season of planting. A tinge of green appears in the trees and the earth softens to receive our seeds. Under the nurturing and watchful eye of the Great Mother the God grows taller and stronger as he prepares to take on his role of Consort and Protector. In the fertile earth we place our seeds, planting our food and our goals, our wishes for the coming year. We will tend our gardens with care, love and appreciation for the sun and the sky, the rains and the earth, as we are sustained by all the gifts the Lord and the Lady provide.

Spring Equinox

Carrot Soup
Salad of spring greens, chives, radishes, mushrooms, topped with sliced hardboiled egg, olive oil and rice vinegar
Salmon with lemon pepper butter
Quinoa with Asparagus and feta
Creamed Spinach
Buttermilk Biscuits

Carrot Soup
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 pounds carrots
2 large leeks
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tsp cumin
5 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1/2 cups sour cream
2 Tbsp. lime juice
Sour cream and chopped chives for garnish

In a large pot heat olive oil and sauté carrots and leeks until they begin to get soft. Add garlic and cumin, continue to sauté for a minute. Add stock, bring to boil and simmer for 30 minutes, covered. Allow to cool enough to puree with a hand blender. Add lime juice and 1/2 cup sour cream. Blend well. Serve with additional sour cream spooned on top and garnish with chives.

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