I kicked off Lammas week with a few friends and a trip to Burnside Farms, a local flower farm where they let you pick your own.
The sunflower I picked made the perfect addition to my Lammas altar.
If you’ve never baked a loaf of bread kneaded with your own hands, Lammas is your excuse. Baking bread from scratch is a great way to connect with the food on your table, and bring an ancient tradition to life in your own kitchen. I made these artisan loaves with honey, whole wheat flour and olive oil.
Speaking of honey, this time of year is a great chance to stock up on the best kind: fresh, and local. I picked a jar up at the sunflower farm while I was there. I like to get jars from around the area. Like wine, there are subtle differences in flavor depending on what kind of flowers are around the hives.