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Today, Aug 1st, we will celebrate Lughnasadh (pronounced loo-naa-saa) by eating this home-made spelt sourdough pizza.
Lughnasadh is a traditional Gaelic festival (that was co-opted into the newer Christianity as ‘Lammas’ or Loaf-Mass Day) that gives thanks for the wheat harvest.
With food ever present in our lives, it’s so easy to forget that it grows in the ground, there are seasons, it needs to be harvested. Just a few generations ago, these rituals were central to our lives. With industrialisation, they’ve faded, but the importance of nourishing ourselves has not.
I am so grateful for the energy, satiation and nutrition that grains give me and my family. Properly prepared, they are an amazing food.
I send you Lughnasadh greetings. If you want to love the grains you have around you and need some inspiration or guidance, you can check out the @ancestralkitchenpodcast episode on grains (#19) or bake up my pizza – the recipe is in my profile.