December is a time when everyone is feeling festive as the shadow
of Christmas dawns ever closer. A celebration that is often over looked is the
winter solstice. Winter Solstice marks the longest night of the year, where the
earth’s axis tilts the furthest away from the sun providing all locations north
of the equator less than 12 hours light. For thousands of years many cultures
have celebrated this day.
The Romans celebrated
winter solstice with a week long feast honouring the sun god Saturn. During the
Iron Age, the Celts, Nordic’s and other ancient Europeans celebrated the winter
solstice by feasting and drinking. The winter solstice is also a pagan holiday
of Yule, a celebration of the rebirth of the sun. Pagans often celebrate Yule
by lighting candles and hosting feasts.
Today, 22nd December is the yearly winter solstice so we at
Cooker Spare Parts found some recipes so you can host your own feast tonight
and celebrate the rebirth of the sun with your family tonight.
Wassail is hot mulled cider traditionally drunk as part of a
medieval English drinking ritual known as wassailing. A ceremony that involves singing and drinking
to the health of the trees and crops in hopes that the farmers will receive a good
harvest the following year.
This Wassail is really easy to make and will make the
perfect beverage for your winter solstice celebrations. You can find the recipe
If you are hosting a solstice party tonight, your party will
not be complete without serving spiced eggnog. A twist on the traditional
classic this spiced eggnog recipe will leave you feeling warm on this long
winters night. for full details on how to create this traditional festive drink, click here.
Winter Root Gratin
This winter root gratin made from turnips, Kohlrabi,
rutabaga (Swede) and parsnips is a great alternative from the regular potato
gratin and is the perfect winter warmer for this year’s longest night.
This Root vegetable Gratin is so simply to make it is ideal
if you are in a rush tonight and wish to celebrate winter solstice; simply preheat
your oven, arrange your vegetables in a Gratin dish , add milk and seasoning
and bake for 45 minutes. Click here to
view the full recipe.
Apple Gingerbread cobbler
This apple gingerbread cobbler is a really quick and easy
dessert to whip up and will be a definite hit with the kids. All you need to
create this winter warming apple gingerbread cobbler is ginger bread mix, brown
sugar, butter, pecans and apple pie filling. You can wither buy the ingredients
from a shop, or make your own, either way this dessert will undoubtedly taste
For full details on how to create this recipe, click here.
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