Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones, And give thanks to His holy name. Psalm 30:4
In Europe, the Feats of All Saints coincides with the nutting season, and for many centuries the holiday has been celebrated by gathering and toasting nuts – or by indulging in fancy cut confections. The association between All Saints and nut-eating was early on given symbolic meaning by the clergy, who reminded everyone that saints are the “seed” (heirs) of Abraham, as the Bible tells us. Many Christians did not have access to the forests where the choice nuts fell, and for them, the All Saints treat would be seeds of a modes sort – perhaps a few handfuls of squash seeds, fried and salted.
Photo by Marge McCoy
Recipe and historical information taken from The Christian Year: A Cookbook for Holy Days and Seasons