Foods for the Summer Solstice are typically fresh vegetables and fresh fruits that are in season (or chosen for their solar symbolism), harvested herbs and edible flowers, summer squash and any yellow or orange colored foods. Honey, pumpernickel bread, barbecue fare, herbal teas, fruit juices, punches, sweet wines, ales & meads.
Some feast ideas (either group or solo) can be quick and easy, build your own tostada by having various seasonal ingredients out and ready and with refried beans, beans and rice or browned ground meat you can layer up with your favorite ingredients on a tortilla (an ideal Sun shape) and enjoy.
A fine Midsummer celebration either solo or for family and friends is to visit a farmer's market, local farm stands or a 'pick your own' fruit or veg farm and gather ingredients for your feast. It supports local farmers and leaves a kinder, gentler footprint on our Mother Earth.
Fresh Herb Bread
Minted Herb Bread
Lemon Thyme Teabread
Solstice Herb Bread
Swedish Crispbread (Knackebrod)
Spiraled Herb Bread
Cheese and Herb Scones
Lemon-Kissed Honey Scones