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Ostara Recipes


Ostara is the celebration of the Spring Equinox - it's the time of year when new life is beginning to form, and fresh little green things are starting to poke their way out of the chilly dirt. If you're really lucky, you may be able to find some spring greens to nibble on! Looking for recipes to brighten up your Ostara celebration? Here's where you'll find information on seasonal treats such as eggs, breads, salads, and desserts for the Sabbat.


1. Hot Cross Buns - Cross Quarter Buns

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During the pre-Easter season of Lent, many of our Christian friends and family members are busily celebrating with Hot Cross Buns. The Hot Cross Bun is a tasty pastry that’s been around for a long time, and the decorative cross on the top represents one of the most obvious symbols of Christianity. Can you incorporate a Hot Cross Bun into your Pagan belief system? Of course you can! Let's look at how to do it. Hot Cross Buns


2. Mint Chutney

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This delicious sauce is perfect for spring meals, especially if you're making a roasted leg of lamb. It also goes nicely with spicy dishes, such as Indian or Mediterranean food, or veggies. It's quick to prepare, or you can whip it up ahead of time and let it chill. Mint Chutney


3. Roasted Lamb

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Ostara is the time of the spring lambs, and if you're a meat eater, this marinated and roasted leg of lamb is the perfect dish for your Ostara celebrations. Roasted Lamb


4. Deviled Eggs

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Deviled eggs are supremely easy to make, and you can make them sweet or spicy. This recipe is for a tangy, spicy version of the classic spring dish. Make these delicious eggs for your Ostara get-togethers and celebrations. Deviled Eggs


5. Ostara Peep Ambrosia

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Ambrosia is one of the easiest desserts ever to make -- and when you jazz it up with some pink and yellow Peeps, it's even more fun for your Ostara celebration! Peep Ambrosia Dessert


6. Spring Sprout Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

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Spring is here, and with it comes bright green gifts from the garden. What better way to welcome Ostara than with a plate of fresh sprouts and leaves? This is easy to make, and the honey mustard dressing is delicious. If you're not a fan of mustard, use your favorite dressing on here instead. Spring Sprout Salad


7. Surprise Lemon Bread

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At Ostara, the earth is waking up in anticipation of Spring... and it's not uncommon to find small treasures peeking out of the ground at us. Green shoots appear from the mud, and bright flowers appear where there was nothing the day before. This easy "surprise bread" reflects the theme of re-emergence, and you can put it together easily by using a pre-packaged lemon poppy seed bread mix. Add small treasures to the mix, as well as a few edible additions, and you'll have a real treat on your hands for your Ostara celebration. Surprise Lemon Bread


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