The four goddesses(jude, tik tiki, ditoh, and miss behaving) sat together discussing the very best and most flavorful way to prepare the lunch… which vegetables to be chopped and saute’ed and which herbs to be gathered…
“I shall gather the celery, it will be so fresh, and hunt for some mushrooms, I know just where to find some”…said Hestia,(ditoh) the goddess of the hearth… “I know this land well, some call me the queen, I will be back here soon, with my finds”….
“and I,” said Artemis,(tik tiki) the goddess of nature…nurturer and protector… “will go and hunt for some basil, oregano and perhaps even some rosemary..I saw some just yesterday on my walk, these will be delicious additions to our meal…”
“while you are all traipsing both hither and yon, I will wash up some rice and boil it all nicely, dancing and singing while I await your return” sang Oya, (miss behaving)…the goddess of music and dance, wind and fire…”like lightning, I will have hot victuals ready for our lunch…”
“and I will remain with you, Oya.. and prepare the onions, and set a table for our feast ” chimed in Tait, (jude)the goddess of weaving… and knotter of the threads of fate. “I will adorn our table with cloth woven from magic thread and silk and embellished with the spirits of our ancestors”
The four scattered in their ways and brought together the makings for lunch,prepared it with love and sat down to partake…but first they gave thanks to the four winds that blow… and to love and to peace …and they prayed…
Let’s gather round the lake now
and sing from our luminous throats
our proud bellies
Let’s charge up the water molecules
with our love
and send out a current of healing
to the sleepy houses
all filled with TV static and the loss of
(Prayer by–Shae Savoy)
SPRING HERB RICE
boil 1 cup of rice in 1 3/4 cup water.
meanwhile… in a large skillet, cook in 1 TBSP. butter :
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup sliced celery
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
salt and pepper
Add the fragrant and lovely vegetables to the cooked rice and stir gently.
Snip you favorite herbs and add them to the mix…
basil, oregano, parsley, thyme, verbena and rosemary are good!!!
Special thanks to Miss Behaving, Jude, ditoh, and tik tiki for commenting and participating in the “Name that Herb!” contest. They will each be sent a goddess….