Festive Imbolc Bread

The recipe is based on Jewish Challah bread or as we like to call it in Poland – Chałka  by Eric Treuille

 This bread is so very yummy and so very soothing for the soul.
By Izabela Bielnicka, Initiate Woman Shaman Priestess Healer and creator of Femi Joga in Poland.


Winter Solstice – Solstice Wassail

On Winter Solstice you can build a bonfire and sing songs with a mug of Solstice Wassail – recipe below:

Its long steeping time envelops your home in the cozy scent of cinnamon and cloves. Adding a liquor like brandy, to taste, will put some spirits in your holiday spirit. Serves 6–8.

2 pints and 1/4 cup brown ale or winter ale

3 or 4 cinnamon sticks

4 cloves

zest from half a lemon

4 apples

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1 cup port

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground all spice

1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Preheat oven to 350° F.

In a large saucepan, pour in two pints of ale. Add the cinnamon sticks, lemon zest and cloves and bring to a simmer over low heat.

Score apples around their circumferences with a knife. […]