The Feast of Samhain

…  marks the move from the light half of the year to the dark half.

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Celebrated in the Germanic and Celtic traditions from the evening of 31 October to 1 November, it is

A festival of fires, old and new

Of appeasement and sacrifice

Of games and guessing

Of harvesting (livestock) and food:

Apples in basket with copyright Hazelnuts with copyright

apples and nuts (especially hazelnuts)

Eggs with copyright P1140746

eggs and bacon

Pear Cake with copyright Muffins with copyright

cakes and bakes

being the traditional foods associated with this ancient European festival.

Here under “Edibles for the Landscape” you will find Flammkuchen (Tarte flambée in French): originating from the Franco-Germanic region of Alsace, the original version is all about eggs, bacon, cheese and onion and remains an autumn favourite here in the heart of Europe to this day.

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