Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween Week-Samhain Food Lore

Halloween is right around the corner, so today I'd like to talk about ritual food for Samhain.
It is traditional on Samhain night to leave a plate of food outside the home for the souls of the dead. We used cake last year at Lisey's house. The first slice goes to the house, then you distribute slices to everyone else, and slices for the dead people you want to remember.
A candle placed in the window guides them to the Lands of Eternal Summer, and burying apples in the hard-packed earth "feeds" the passed ones on their journey.

For food, beets, turnips, apples, corn, nuts, gingerbread, cider, mulled wines and pumpkin dishes are appropriate, as are meat dishes. You can pick-and-choose what you'd like to use, based on your own tastes, of course.


SpiritPhoenix said...

Speaking of Samhain food. Have you ever done a dumb supper? They're really interesting. Especially if you do it with a bunch of people and have someone take pics to see if any light orbs show up.


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