I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy St. George’s Day. Not for Saint George, who I don’t particularly care for, but because St. George’s Day was the Day that Edward the Third announced the creation of the Order of the Garter in 1348. Some say that The Order of the Garter was created to protect England’s witches. If you want to read more about that, go here.
It is also supposedly the day that Brian Boru defeated the Vikings at Clontarf and died. (Let us weep a few tears in memory).
Also, William Shakespeare was born.
A day like today definitely calls for some May Wine…never too early to start with these sorts of things! (Traditionally this is made for May Day or Beltane, but…we’re almost there, right?)
May Wine Recipe:
1 bottle Riesling
1/2 cup dried Woodruff
1 cup diced strawberries
In a pitcher, combine the bottle of wine and the woodruff. Let sit for an hour and then add in the strawberries. Serve.