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New Moon Simmer Pots

Today is

January 1st 2014

and there is a New Moon today..

at 4:14 am

  It is a Supermoon, one that occurs twice in January.
On January 1st and 30th the moon will be closest to the earth.
It is rare to have two Supermoons in one month, it won’t happen again until 2018.

The significance for us, perhaps, is that while tides may rise higher

it might be time to let go of the past and open ourselves to the new year and a new life ahead.

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On January 1st

stimulate your senses,

evoke memories

and be transported on the ambrosial fragrance

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drifting from these tiny, New Moon Simmer Pots.

Simmer Pot 9Any sort of pot will do, just add your ingredients

a splash of water to fill

and bring to a simmer over a low flame.

Simmer Pot 2Then remember to set a


so that you can


them with water before they run dry.

Simmer Pot 4You will feel



your home will be redolent with simmering spices..

cinnamon, all spice, cloves, zested orange and lemon, star anise..

to name a few.

Simmer Pot 1Stash a few packets of these away for the next time.. perhaps the next New Moon, then

at sunrise, light your candles, set a pot filled with fragrance on a low flame.. to heat and

awaken your spirit

for the new days ahead!

Simmer Pot 13Simmer sweet new dreams

and let yourself be open to

a new year


a new you.

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New Moon Simmer Pots

New Moon Simmer Pots
  • { whole and fresh if available }
  • star anise
  • cardamom
  • cloves
  • cinnamon sticks
  • nutmeg
  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • bay leaves
  • dried rose petals
  • ginger
  • juniper berries
  • pine sprig
  • lemon zest
  • orange zest
  • lime zest
  • dried apple
  • vanilla bean slice or extract
  • rose water
  • essence drops: jasmine, blood orange, lavender, chocolate etc
  • { I purchase little bottles at our local organic grocer }
  1. Put desired ingredients in a small pot or skillet and set over simmer on lowest heat. Set an alarm so you remember to add water as it evaporates.



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