This is my St. John’s wort I planted last year in my community garden. I planted it from organic seeds, under the new moon. The moons energy helps “pull” the seed from the ground as it waxes to full. I will be making a tincture from the flowers. When you use fresh flowers it turns the tincture red, and this is the “blood” of St. John.
“Hypericum perforatum, known as perforate St John’s-wort, common Saint John’s wort and St John’s wort, is a flowering plant in the family Hypericaceae. The common name “St John’s wort” may be used to refer to any species of the genus Hypericum. Wikipedia”
Tonight, it’s purple sweet potato gnocchi, paired with an exotic Brazilian red. We never came across this wine before. Powerful, fruit forward, and a complex balance in tannin from the oak. Cuts right through the pillow-like gnocchi. Bravo!
We grew some Lavender in our garden last summer. So, we made an amazing syrup for cocktails. Cheers!
Burning our birch Yule log. The urban way 😉
The autumn harvest was collected. We went to Frecon Farms in Boyertown with some friends and got to pick an apple off the tree to eat it right there in the orchard. The juice was collected and Bang! Off we went to pitch the yeast.
We also bought a gorgeous sour sparkling cider (made on site) and a local mead that we will open this winter solstice when we light the birch Yule log.