The Full Moon in the Kitchen
luminous round moon in all its fullness inspires lovers and poets, and,
some say, the wild and crazy. For us following the path of the goddess,
however, it is a sacred time, full of energy and
and celebration. Foods at this phase of the Goddess in her Mother
aspect - weighty, and at her full potential - should be rich, abundant,
and celebratory. This is the perfect time for culinary alchemy, as
magical energies are intoxicating and
expansive. Gather herbs from
your garden in the early light of dawn, and visualize your dream,
knowing it will be. Trust in the Mother to honour your desires.
Kitchen Blessing for the Full Moon
Goddess, Mother, the end and the beginning
The dusk and the dawn, I celebrate you!
Bless me tonight as I stand here in love
watch over me with compassion
and fill me with your grace
Accept my thankgiving as I left up
my heart in joy,
During the full moon, elebrate!
roasted turkey, baked slamon, egg dishes, and bowls of steaming pasta
topped with garlicky shrimp or roasted veg and pine nuts are all
perfect choices to revel in the full moons energy. Choose foods for
love that are sumptuous and seductive, and spices that are warm and
vegetables such as mushrooms, potatoes, cabagge, and snowy cauliflower
should be prepared with creamy sauces spiked with caraway, or tarragon,
or paired with basil and juicy tomoatoes, the fruit of love.
and spices should be lively and uplifting, including mints, thyme,
basil, and oregano. Use lots of freshly cracked peppercorns to add
passion or protective energies. Spices should be fiery, like
chili peppers and garlic, or sweet and alluring, like cinnamon and vanilla.
a full moon dessert, celebrate sensulaity goddess-style, eat from
plates brimming over with ripened fruits in season, assorted nuts and
cheeses, sweet wine.......and anythig chocolate!!