Lammas (Lughnasadh) Cooking
Lammas Cooking & Recipes
From root vegetables to fresh herbs, Lammas, or Lughnasadh, is the time of year when the gardens are in full bloom. So much of what you need is right there in your own back yard or at the local farmer's market. Let's take advantage of the gifts of the garden, and cook up a feast to celebrate the first harvest at Lammas!
Celebrating Lammas When You Eat Gluten-Free
Lammas is a celebration of the grain harvest, which means there's a lot of bread involved in rituals. But what's a Pagan to do on a gluten-free diet? Never fear, there are plenty of gluten-free options for Lammas!
At Lammas, blackberries are ripe and ready for picking. Gather up a bucketful and make a delicious blackberry cobbler for your summer celebrations!
Buttered chicken is the perfect dish for your Lammas ceremony. It only take a few minutes to prepare, and it's delicious!
Basil represents protection and love, so why not whip up a batch of magical pesto? Harvest fresh basil from your garden, add a bit of oil, and serve it over pasta -- or just eat it with a spoon!
Make a Loaf of Lammas Bread
Lammas is all about the harvest, and what better way to celebrate than with a fresh loaf of ritual bread? After all, the word Lammas comes from "loaf mass", so bake this easy bread-man, and use him in rituals to honor the god of the grain.
Barley Mushroom Soup
Barley is one of the grains honored in harvest folklore throughout history. It's a filling sort of grain, and lends itself beautifully to a hearty soup, especially when you add wild mushrooms and other late summer goodies!
Colcannon -- Irish Potatoes for Lughnasadh
Although Colcannon is traditionally eaten for St. Patrick's Day in March, the use of potatoes and cabbage makes it a perfect harvest meal. Use as a side dish, or your main course at your Lughnasadh feast!
Roasted Garlic Corn
Corn is ripe and fresh around Lammas, but why bother with plain old boiled corn on the cob? Jazz things up a bit with this delicious variation that relies on savory garlic for a little extra zing.