egg and honey

Ostara Honey Cake

This will be my first Ostara so I’ve been putting together my recipes for the event. The following recipe is a dairy and egg free cake with a hint of honey; a simple recipe I’ve modified. It can even be gluten free if you substitute a gluten free all purpose flour (I personally like Bob’s Mill) Perfect desert for the sabbat! It’s simple, not overly sweet, and I’ll be putting a light lemon glaze on top, but it would be wonderful plain. A perfect finish to bring in Spring/Summer.

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup honey, warmed
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons oil
2 cups water

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 2 – 9 inch round cake pans then dust with flour. Warm honey in 10 second intervals in microwave until it moves around bowl like a liquid (DO NOT let it boil) Add the flour, sugar, honey, baking soda, and salt to a large bowl. Add the water, oil, vinegar, and vanilla. Mix with a whisk until well-blended. Do not over beat. It will still turn out even if there are a few small lumps. Divide the batter between the 2 greased cake pans. Bake on a middle rack of oven for 35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before frosting, dust with powdered sugar, or dive in while warm with a fork. Mmm, tasty!🐰🐥🐏🍰

Ideal Offerings for Gods and Goddesses

Hearth and Home Gods:

  • Food: Bread and grains, cooking oil, salt
  • Drink: Milk, wine, cider
  • Herbs: Rosemary, thyme

Gods of Love and Passion:

  • Food: Eggs, honey, apples
  • Drink: Wine, fruit juice
  • Herbs: Lavender, sandalwood

Garden/Nature Deities:

  • Food: Bread, cornmeal, fruit
  • Drink: Milk, water
  • Herbs: Bay

Gods of Prosperity and Abundance:

  • Food: Grains, dairy products like cheese or eggs
  • Drink: Milk, beer
  • Herbs: Mint, pennyroyal, catnip

Ancestor Spirits:

  • Food: Any meal from your family’s table
  • Drink: Drinks from the family table
  • Herbs: Sage, sweetgrass

Childbirth or Fertility Goddess:

  • Food: Eggs, baked sweets like cookies
  • Drink: Milk (including breast milk)
  • Herbs: Rose, sandalwood, apple blossoms

Orange Cake

Ingredients
2 oranges
4 large eggs
¾ cup honey
2 cups blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Instructions
Wash the oranges and boil them whole (peel and all) for 1 ½ hours, or until soft
Place whole oranges (peel and all) in a food processor and blend until smooth
Pulse in eggs, honey, almond flour, salt, and baking soda until well combined
Pour batter into a greased 9-inch cake pan
Bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean
Cool in the pan for 2 hours
Serve

Just Between Us (Jungkook angst/fluff)

Request: “You and Jungkook are secretly dating and there’s a scandal telling that he’s hiding his relationship" - from mymisstina

Originally posted by jung-koook

Word count: 1.8k

Genre: Angst/fluff


You pulled back the curtain and peered out, squinting against the sunlight. Your neighbor was taking out the trash and a woman was jogging past. You scanned the street for anything suspicious, then pulled the curtain closed.

“Can we just have the curtains open, please,” your dad called from the couch, not turning away from the TV.

“No,” you said. “Not yet.”

“What are you expecting to see, exactly?” your mom asked. You turned and watched her fold laundry on the dining table.

“I don’t know,” you said. “People taking pictures of the house. People throwing eggs.”

She laughed.

“Honey, no one’s looking for you.”

You opened the curtain again and looked around. You knew that she was right, and you weren’t sure why you were struggling to relax. They couldn’t exactly track you down based on a dumb cutesy nickname. But you were worried that your anonymity might make the whole thing more intriguing. They didn’t know who you were, so finding your identity might seem like a challenge to some of them.

You glanced down at your phone, wishing that Jungkook would hurry up with his rehearsal and text you. He always knew how to sooth your anxiety. Even when the pictures came out, he knew exactly what to say.

It was two days earlier. You were in his dorm, on a date. Your dates were almost always confined to either his place or yours, as going out together would cause too much of a stir. He had left the room to take a call, and reentered looking worried.

“What?” you asked.

“Don’t be mad,” he said. He sat close beside you and held your hand. “I did something dumb.”

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Sweet Potato Pancakes


Yields 14 four-inch pancakes

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 1 cup leftover sweet potato casserole
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Electric griddle
  • Metal spatula
  • ¼ cup measuring cup
  • Serving plate

Let’s get started!

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together sweet potatoes, yogurt, milk, eggs, honey and melted butter until well combined.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Combine wet and dry ingredients.
  3. Turn electric griddle to 300ºF and lightly oil the surface. Scoop ¼ cup of batter onto the griddle and smooth it out to a four-inch round. Cook until little bubbles start to form, about 1 ½ minutes.
  4. Carefully flip with a metal spatula and cook the other side until golden brown, another minute or so.
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Aside from being the smallest bears, sun bears are also the most arboreal out of all eight bear species.  Sun bears both eat and sleep in trees, and are skilled climbers thanks to their long, powerful claws, flattened chest, muscular forelegs, and inward-turning front paws, all adaptations to make climbing easier.  This is all likely to help the bears gather food, such as fruits, insects, eggs, and honey. 

Banana Bread

Solid and sticky banana bread, just perfect!

1 cup coconut flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
4 large eggs
2 cups mashed extremely ripe bananas (4-5)
1 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup coconut oil, melted


Preheat the oven to 325F. Line a 9x5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper or grease the pan with coconut oil.

You can whisk manually or a hand mixer (I used a mixer) in the following order:
Eggs, bananas, vanilla, honey, oil, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, coconut flour.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top.
Bake in the preheated oven for about an hour (my oven is slow, I needed an hour and 15 minutes for the toothpick test).

Wait until it cools, then very gently turn it out of the pan (I didn’t wait, and it slid right out of my hot pan, and the corner broke off. You can see it on the picture, but the bread is actually so sticky I could just stick it right back for the pic :) )

Enjoy!

Carnism is all about taking. Taking away the things that animals produce for their own needs, such as milk, eggs, skin, honey, and fur. Taking away children from their mothers (dairy and eggs). Taking away animals’ freedom by putting them in cages and tanks for our amusement. Taking away animals’ habitats to feed our endless greed.

Veganism is the direct opposite of carnism in every way, but we are not actually giving rights to the animals. By the very state of being alive and sentient, animals have rights; the right to be alive, the right to live freely and in peace, the right to not be subjected to pain and suffering if it can be avoided, and the right not to be used as property. We are standing up for and defending the rights that animals already have that have been unjustly trodden upon by those who seek to exploit them, simply for being members of a different species.

It’s not that animals SHOULD have rights, it’s that animals DO have rights that are being forcefully taken from them.