Every time we post about offerings, we get asked what do we do with all the food we offer. If you have been reading this blog for a while, you already know we hate waste in all its forms and thus recycle, reuse and recycle really madly. When we offer food, either us or our pets eat most of it, and whatever is not eatable or safe for us, like drinks, is given to Exu Okkada, the Exu that lives in the trash. In this post, I want to show you two example of recycled offerings.
Example 1 – Do you remember this offering from last week?
It was made of cookies, nuts, honey and an apple. Well, we kept it in the fridge for a couple of days, and last Friday, while preparing the rune consecration ritual, I passed everything through the food blender, added birdseed, one egg and a small cup of flour and spread it on a tray covered with waxed paper. Since we were going to bake a beer bread for the ritual, we placed the mix in the oven too and got a full tray of bird cookies + two meals cooked with the energy of one, since they used the same oven time. Nothing went to waste, and lots of energy was saved. Some of these cookies we will give to our budgies, and most of them will be given to the wildlife of Las Mercedes mountains when we go next week, since food is really scarce during the summer here. Birds, lizards and mice will be very happy, and that will make the mountain happy :).
Example 2 – again for the rune consecration ritual, I made mulled cider. To spice the cider, I used cardamom, cinnamon, lemon and orange rind, one apple, muscatel raisins, honey, powdered ginger and nutmeg.
Once the cider was ready, I really didn’t want to throw all this amazing-smelling goodness away, so what did I make with it? Using again the food blender, I pureed everything and made a super fragrant base for incense pellets! On Saturday, we added the powdered herbs and perfume oils (sorry, that part is secret!) and they are now drying and have already passed their first test, with fantastic results!
As soon as they have dried a bit more so they keep they shape properly during shipping, they will be put for sale. Since the latest batch, The Wanderer, has a masculine, woodsy scent, we made this new batch with more sensual, feminine scents – perfect for you, Freya worshippers!