Thursday, March 14, 2013

Feast Menu - Ostara

Here is another complete menu for your Ostara celebration. A little lighter than the previous one.

Ostara Menu 2 

Appetizer- Spring Dip with Pita Chips


6 cups fresh parsley leaves
2 cups fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of ground nutmeg
Dash of ground red pepper
Dash of black pepper
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

Monday, March 11, 2013

A complete menu for Ostara

Here is a complete menu for your Ostara celebration, from the appetizers to the desserts. This menu comes from my Italian side of the family...Hope you will like it :)

Ostara Menu- The Italian Way

Appetizer- Antipasto

6 ounces "baby" or fresh mozzarella
1/4 pound prosciutto, thinly sliced
1/4 pound mortadella, thinly sliced
1/4 pound cappicolla, thinly sliced
5 to 6-ounce piece of asiago or aged provolone cheese
1 small stick soppressata (dried Italian sausage)
1 small stick pepperoni
4 ounces marinated artichoke hearts
1/4 pound oil-dried black olives or similar olives
4 ounces pepperoncini peppers
6 ounces or 2 pieces whole roasted red peppers
1 bunch fresh basil
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 seedless cucumber, thinly sliced or 1 small cantaloupe sliced.

Mixed Recipes to celebrate Ostara...

Spring is knocking our doors and to celebrate the nature's rebirth (and Ostara), what better way to welcome it with a plate of fresh leaves and sprouts? Although this recipe is delicious, it is not for everyone...Try it!


1 cup Mung bean sprouts
1 cup alfalfa sprouts
2 cups baby spinach
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup dried cherries or raisins
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp honey
A dash of lemon juice

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Ostara recipes

Merry Meet everyone! It has been a while since I've posted here. However, today I was inspired by the upcoming Spring Equinox (also known as Ostara - or Easter for others) and I wanted to share with you some recipes that will brighten up your festivities.

So here is the first recipe;

Coconut Carrot Cake 

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
4 eggs 2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 cups grated carrots
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins

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