“I kindle my soul at the shrine of the Sun,
Flame of light, flame of love, flame of life . . .”
— Caitlin Matthews, The Celtic Devotional
Hello gorgeous ones!
Can you feel it? Ahhhh….Midsummer! That time of year is here again! How joyous, how amazingly adventurous! How will you prepare for the coming of this season and turning of the wheel? Today I made Sun-teas and Herb-fruit waters. Mmm, they are just divine! And oh-so simple! Here’s how:
Gather supplies at the grocery, or if you are lucky, your very own back yard.
Combine a chosen fruit with a chosen herb. Go with your gut, inspiration isall around you. open yourself up to multiple possibilities…
Here we have Watermelon-Rosemary, Pineapple-Mint, and an All-citrus of Lemon, Orange, and Lime.
The teas are Green Peppermint-Lavender with Lavender Honey. Mmmm, bzzzz…
So, how do you do this exactly? Well, here’s the thing, Go with the flow and have FUN! Very few people realize that the magick in life is all about just going with the flow, and not exactly following a strict recipe. Here I just cut up some fruits, macerated some herbs, added ice to the top and put them in the fridge to steep. Same with the teas, minus the ice. Just add tea bags of your choice, here I have 2 Tazo Thrive, and 1 peppermint bag, with a dollop of honey and about a teaspoon of dried lavender and a healthy sprig of lightly macerated mint.
So, this season is all about keeping it fresh! So go to your local farmers market, grocery or backyard and HARVEST those succulent juices!
Sunlight, sky and sprinkler blessings!
And as always,
Thank-you to http://www.theyummylife.com/Flavored_Water for the inspiration!
P.S. You can refill the jars after the first empty, although I would leave a bit of the original “juice” there. Allow it to steep again, and although it won’t be as potent as the original, it is still VERY REFRESHING. These last if kept refrigerated, for about 3 days.