Here We Come A-Wassailing

Wassail

The word “wassail” comes from the Middle English toast waes hael – “good health”. It refers both to a drink and a pair of customs associated with the drink. The drink itself started out as something similar to mulled cider, but there were plenty of regional variations, and even now, if you Google “wassail recipes”, Continue Reading…

What is Yule?

What is Yule? Yule is the Pagan celebration of the Winter Solstice. What is the Winter Solstice? “Solstice” is a Latin word that means “sun-standing-still”. The Winter Solstice is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Why is it significant? To our ancestors, living in a largely agrarian society, the Winter Solstice Continue Reading…