Saying “Pinch punch” and spitefully poking somebody or just saying “White rabbits!” before midday on every 1st of the month is a popular folk tradition whose origins have become hazy with the passing of time.
Almost nobody remembers now that the “pinch punch” was a symbolic blow to cast out evil spirits from people around you, and that “White rabbits” is a call to good spirits for protection. I suppose it’s one of the things you don’t consider until you start having spirit issues.
As the 1st of August is the festival of Lammas, I have created a menu for a Lammas meal which combines all the elements you need for an evil-free and good-omened August.
Pinch Punch – an inexpensive sangria punch with wine & fruit
Double Bunny Chow – rabbit shaped Lammas Loaves stuffed with curried rabbit
Chocolate Bunny Cake – yes, it’s a bunny themed meal, what of it?
And remember to say “White rabbits” but don’t try to poke me or I’ll poke you right back, “no returns” or not.