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Litha Cooking & Recipes

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Litha is the celebration of the summer solstice - and what's a Sabbat without food? Take advantage of the summer crops of fruit and vegetables, and prepare a simple and delicious feast for your Midsummer gatherings.

 

1. Fiery Grilled Salmon

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The salmon is often associated with knowledge, and the summer solstice is certainly a time of fire... so what better time to eat a fiery, flavorful salmon? This simple dish can be prepared out on your grill to keep the kitchen cool, and tastes just as good cold the next day.

2. Fresh Fruit Fennel Salad

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Fennel has a rich, licorice-like flavor, and lends itself well to a cool summer salad. Add a bit of fruit to offset the savoriness of the fennel, top with a light mustard viniagrette, and you've got the perfect salad to serve as a side or main course.

 

3. Savory Snack Wraps

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These tasty wraps are a great appetizer for your Sabbat menu, or they can work just as well for a light meal. Make with your leftover chicken, or go for a vegetarian option instead.

 

4. Candied Ginger

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The sweet taste of sugar combines with the fiery tang of ginger, for a unique (and hot!) blend of flavors. Mix up a batch and enjoy all summer long!

 

5. Grilled Vegetables

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Few things symbolize the midsummer season like early vegetables -- peppers, onions, and even asparagus are delicious on the grill. Add a bit of seasoning, do your cooking outside, and dig in for grilled veggies at Litha!

 

6. Lemon Balm Tea

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Lemon balm is in full bloom by Litha, so it's a perfect opportunity to make a pitcher of cool lemon balm tea! Brew this up in your kitchen, and serve it over ice.

 

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