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Midsummer Feasting


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.

Appetizers

Acapulco Sunset Spread
Asparagus with Wasabi-Mayonnaise Dip
Bagel Toppers
Celestial Chicken Wings
Cold Veggie Squares
Daylily Hors d'oeuvres
Honeyed Chicken Pockets with Chilli Crab Filling


Beverages

Blackberry Breeze
Dandelion Wine
Iced Applemint Tea
Lavender Lemonade
Marigold Ale
Midsummer Ritual Mead
Minty Lemonade
Rose Geranium Blackberry Liquer
Tom's Stillwater Punch



Breads

Fresh Herb Bread
Minted Herb Bread
Lemon Thyme Teabread
Rosemary Biscuits
Solstice Herb Bread
Swedish Crispbread (Knackebrod)
Strawberry Bread
Spiraled Herb Bread
Cheese and Herb Scones
Lemon-Kissed Honey Scones


Sides

Herbed and Buttery Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese
Veggie Couscous



Salads

Blackberry Spinach Salad
Broccoli Salad
Midsummer Salad Recipe
Mixed Greens with Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette
Rice Salad with Marigolds
Salad Greens with Nasturtiums
Salad of Wordly Desires
Sunwise Salad


Main Dishes

Flower Sandwiches
Midsummer Chicken
Moroccan Chicken
Setting Sun Taco Salad
Six-herb Souffle
Sun Burgers
Sunny Citrus Chicken
Taco Dinner Salad
Vegetarian Lasagna


Cakes & Pies

Honey Cakes
Lemon Balm Coffee Cake
Rhubarb Pie
Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake
Rose Geranium Cheesecake


Desserts

Egyptian Rose Leaves Cookies
Honey Poached Apples
Lavender Shortbread Cookies
Lemon Drop Cookies
Lemon Verbena Cookies


Jams, Jellies, Preserves

Rosemary Jelly
Blueberry-Rhubarb Jam
Juneberry Jelly
No Cook Strawberry Jam
Rhubarb Jam
Rose Petal Jam
Seedless Elderberry Jam
Strawberry Diabetic Jam
Sugar Free Strawberry Jam
Sun Jam
Sweet Onion Jam



For more Midsummer recipes

http://www.geocities.com/water_moon_magick/midsummer.html