3 Hares by Jackie Morris

We’re heading for the Autumn Equinox, going down into the dark of winter when the soil gets to work making itself fit and able to produce new veg and flowers for the next year.

The Fith Fath song says …

I will go as an Autumn hare, in sorrow and sighing and mickle care. And I will go in the Lady’s name, aye til I be fetched hame.

Here’s a recipe I like …

Covenstead Bread

(Recipe by Gerina Dunwich)

3/4 cup water

1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup finely chopped citron
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons anise seeds
2-1/3 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice

Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Add honey, citron, sugar, and anise seeds. Stir until the sugar completely dissolves and then remove from heat.

Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices, and fold into the hot honey mixture. Turn the batter into a well-greased 9 X 5 X 3-inch loaf pan and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for one hour. Turn out on a wire rack to cool. (This recipe yields one loaf of bread.)

Covenstead Bread improves if allowed to stand for a day, and it is an ideal bread to serve during Lammas and Autumn Equinox Sabbats as well as at all coven meetings.

(This “Covenstead Bread” recipe is from “The Wicca Spellbook: A Witch’s Collection of Wiccan Spells, Potions and Recipes” by Gerina Dunwich, p. 169, a Citadel Press Book, Carol Publishing Group, 1994)

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