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Imbolc Recipes

 

Traditional foods for the Imbolc celebration include those made with seeds, (to symbolize growth), raisins (a fruit of the Sun God), dairy products, bread, cake, curry, peppers,onions, leeks, garlic, honey and herbal teas. Imbolc is the mid-point of the dark half of the year, and though stored foods are running low, it is a celebration of renewal and preparation for Spring.

 

Spiced Winter Fruit Compote

In times past fruits were dried in order to keep them over the winter.  Here's a lovely recipe to use up all your dried fruits to make way for the new season's bounty!

  • 16 oz dried pitted plums
  • 8 oz dried apricots
  • 8 oz dried pears
  • 8 oz dried apples
  • 4 oz dried cranberries
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice


Combine all fruits in a slow cooker (crock pot) and heat on low for 6 to 8 hours, until fruit is tender.

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