As Wednesday is a work day for me, and we're going berry-picking today, we celebrated the Solstice a few days early, with sun pendants and the planting of sun-coloured flowers.
We also worked together to create a sun-inspired lunch: salad, bright with calendula, nasturtium, carrots, and a red-pepper-and-cherry-tomato sun (we also added chickpeas, toasted almonds, dried cranberries, feta cheese, cucumber, and lettuce). A side of red-pepper hummus with rice crackers (on my beloved sunflower platter, of course!) and a pitcher of pink lemonade rounded out our meal. The girls ate the salad up (I suspect that letting them cut lettuce and cucumber helped!), and we talked about eating with the seasons.
Tonight, we'll light a bonfire in anticipation of many more to come as we welcome in this most-welcome of seasons: SUMMER! The depths of winter seem far away as we fight the heat, water our gardens and pets, begin gathering our first CSA baskets, and bask in the sun's beautiful heat.
Happy Solstice to you and yours!