Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Autumnal Equinox

Happy Mabon to all Pagans! To any non-Pagans, happy first day of Autumn! I wish I had remembered sooner, I guess I've just been busy. I'm enjoying the colorful leaves, I even risked looking like a leaf peeper by taking some pictures this morning.

Often around Mabon we remember the myth of Persephone and Demeter. While eating grapes this morning, though, I recalled the story of the god Dionysus (aka Bacchus). As a god of the harvest he, like Demeter, symbolizes the death and rebirth cycle of nature. He has appealed to me since I first began researching him last year.

Unfortunately I don't live near a place where I can pick my own grapes, but we can pick our own apples! That has been a tradition in my family since I was little. We always go apple picking every year. They went last weekend, so there will be plenty of apples for me to make yummy stuff with when I go home this weekend. If anyone has any awesome apple recipes they think I should try, please post them or a link to them.


  1. I love apples! I don't really like cooking with them other than applesauce but I LOVE eating them plain!

  2. I love apples, too! Have two great trees out front & two combo trees in my back yard. The front were 'supposed' to be 'ornamental pears' - was I happy to see the apples! & mmm, they're good!
    My mom made great apple crisp - basically 'granola' topping (rolled oats, nuts, brown sugar, butter) & she often mixed in a sour fruit - rhubarb & apple was one of my favorites!
    I tend to grate fresh apples into my AM cereal, or just chop them :)