Which Goddess Is in Your Kitchen?
Feeling a bit "inspiration challenged?" about how to pick 'your goddess' and your recipe for the 2009 Annual contest. (Or just get creative and cook up your own goddess:recipe connection!)
Where to start?
A couple of ideas:
~ Choose a goddess you like and review her myths and symbols to get a creative spark.
We've provided a list of links to the goddesses and their myths on the left. Happy researching!
For example, take my recipe for "Persephone's Pomegranate Punch" I named my favorite warm punch after Persephone because the pomegranate is one of her symbols and it played an important role in her myths when she intentionally ate the seeds of the pomegranate so she would 'have to' live with her new husband, the god Hades, at least for part of the year.
~ What's your favorite recipe? Choose it first and then connect it to a goddess and her story.
Find a connection in the goddess' myths, as I did for this recipe from the cupboards of the goddess of love:
Aphrodite's Spinach Souffle
One Stauffer's Spinach Souffle
(from the freezer section)
Defrost the spinach souffle by putting it in the microwave for 3 minutes while you put all the other stuff in a microwave-able bowl that’s pretty. (Aphrodite would say that presentation is everything!) Stir all the ingredients.
Pour in the defrosted spinach souffle, stir again. Toss it back in the
microwave and zap it for another 3 minutes. Turn the bowl and stir it
again while you think about how Aphrodite always seemed to be stirring
Voila, an elegant dish worthy of the love goddess and you've still got time to polish your toesnails!
|Your Dish Might Be Something Like:
clam dishes, gourmet foods
fast food, for the 'girl on the go'
using olives (her symbol), or a dish with little prep for those who don't have time to cook
wild game or greens, picnic foods, granola, dishes you could call 'dangerous'
organic, vegan, health foods
soups (think cauldron!), midnight snacks
recipes to 'please your man'
feeding a crowd, or foods you can freeze to use when unexpected guests drop in
desserts made with cocoa, of course!
bring out the grille...cooked over an open flame
seafood, finger foods (ouch, that hurts!)
Enough thinking about it . . . Time to get started!
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