Monday, 3 February 2014


It was Imbolg (also known as Imbolc and Candlemas) yesterday. It's a Wiccan/pagan sabbat that is celebrated around 2nd February and is also the feast of Bride (or Brighid, pronounced Breed) the Irish Fire Goddess. Imbolg is about 6 weeks after Yule and 6 weeks before the Spring Equinox (Oestara), and is the time when spring is starting to come again. It's the tail end of winter, moving into spring and a time when the Goddess is changing from Crone to Maiden.

I made some pancakes as suggested in The Real Witches' Kitchen book (last year I made pancakes and jelly) and had some Tesco Cloudy Lemonade. (Sparkling drinks like champagne, lemonade and mineral water are a good choice). You can also make your own lemonade, it's fun to make but this time I bought it, lol.

I used this recipe for the pancakes (found it on Pinterest):

They're American style pancakes (thicker). I liked them but they were a bit too salty for me. Afterwards I realised that I probably got the amount of salt wrong because the recipe used kosher salt and I used table salt! Never mind, lol.


Here are a couple of links about Imbolg:


  1. oh these look yummy! And I can relate to the salt mistake. I made oatmeal for my Dad when he was visiting me, and a dash of salt is not 1/4 teaspoon! LOL. (Linda)

  2. Hi Linda, thanks for your comment! :) Lol, yeah, it's a shame when the recipes go wrong like that!

    That's nice that you made oatmeal for your dad. I came across a new recipe recently, so I'll have a go at making it soon.

  3. We need to send you some Vermont maple syrup and the feast will be complete!! :) Yum!


    1. Hi Maryse, that sounds nice. Would like to try it! :)