Ostara Tea Party Menu
Celebrate the returning warmth and sunshine with a fabulously simple tea!
Now that we are distancing ourselves from winter, and spring can be more fully felt; it is time to get outside!
It’s time to mix things up a bit! Ostara is more than eggs, baby chicks, and fluffy bunnies.
For many years now I have hosted a Magickal Tea Party to celebrate and welcome back the warmth of spring. To be honest I really love tea parties and find every opportunity to have them. Really, I will make any excuse!
Hosting a simple tea adds variety to gathering with friends. Most people will not expect it and that is how I like things.
I am so excited to break out my tea sets… yes that is plural. I collect tea pots, cups, and the like. This year will be a little different compared to most. We are in the process of moving and most of my tea sets are packed away. Although, I like to make things simple from the start, this year will be even simpler than usual.
What? A tea party? Is this chick serious? Yes I am totally serious. This is not your grandmother’s tea party.
I never throw a stuffy tea party. They are very relaxed. This gathering is meant for spending some fun quality time with your friends. It is time to get to know one another better, and if we get a little rowdy, all the better. It is, after all; spring time. Let’s break out of our winter cocoon and live a little.
BUT…. we are not here to discuss my shenanigans. We are here for the food.
I like to set up my tea outside where my guests and I are comfortable. Making the event simple is the best way to enjoy the occasion. Limit the fuss and stick to the basics: some good quality tea, good food that is easy to prepare & serve, and good company.
The idea is to enjoy the sun whenever possible. It is also about celebrating the season and meaning behind the celebration. This year the spring equinox, aka Ostara is on March 20, 2015. Incidentally there will be a unique event where we are graced with a New Supermoon and Solar Eclipse. As I see it, this gives us more reason to celebrate as we will be given some very strong energy to work with.
The tea you serve will be up to you. I like a good quality loose leaf black tea, like Assam, Darjeeling, or Ceylon. It depends on what is available and what seems most tasty. Visit your local tea shop to see what they have in stock. You may have a chance to sample some of their own unique tea blends, which always makes my visit to my local tea shop worth my time.
Once you have your tea we need food. Here is the menu I plan to serve, I hope you will enjoy it with me! CHEERS and Happy Ostara!
Simple and delicious is the theme here.
Ostara would not be Ostara without the eggs. This is a simple and delicious recipe you can make for any occasion.
I have never been to a tea that didn’t have cute little finger sandwiches. This sandwich is one of my very favorite tradition for Ostara. It is also great for summer gatherings since they are light and refreshing.
Hands down a good fruit tart is my favorite dessert. They are so fresh and delicious. I love to have them for just about every special occasion. You will want to make this recipe ahead of time so it has time to chill.
Yep that’s it. I told you it was simple.
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I love food and everything that goes with it. I have spent more than 35 years in the kitchen, enjoying every minute of it. Okay… well, enjoying nearly every minute of it.
In addition, I have disbursed nearly as many years studying Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism. Combining these two interests has created a Magickal path where food, spirituality play brilliantly together.
My love of whole healthy foods, and unique recipes has also lead me to help run a local teen cooking program, where I teach kids valuable life skills in the kitchen. In addition, I teach different cooking classes for adults on subjects of making the time spent in the kitchen more enjoyable and efficient, recipe creation, and how to make cooking a part of your Magickal and spiritual practice.
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