Lughnasadh: #Lughnasadh marked the end of Summer and the beginning of the harvest season; on that day, the first meal of the year's new food crop was eaten. Paramount was the resorting of the rural communities to certain heights or watersides, to spend the day in festivity, sports, and bilberry-picking. This custom is believed to have existed throughout the Celtic lands.
IRISH APPLE CAKE The heat wave in California did a number on my fall spirit, so I’m taking matters into my own hands and doing some serious baking with apples. It never fails to get me in the mood, and nothing beats a kitchen filled with the warm scent of apples and cinnamon. This is an authentic old fashioned Irish apple cake, the kind that would be made throughout the apple harvest season all over Ireland, where every farmhouse has its own prized version of the recipe.
A celebration of the harvest season and autumn at the Dorset Union Store, Dorset Vermont. <br /> <br /> Dorset village is an idyllic town center, and the country store is a key hub for local residents and tourist alike.