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May 9, 2011


Michelle Won

In this cocktail from Original Moonshine, the quadruple-distilled clear corn whiskey acts as the ideal base for a drink that is both sweet and slightly floral.



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  • 1 ounce Original Moonshine
  • 1 ounce raspberry purée
  • 1 ounce honey syrup
  • ¼ ounce rose water
  • Ice
  • Champagne


Combine the first 4 ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe glass. Top with Champagne.


The Ultimate Moon Milk Guide: What is Moon Milk? + 9 Recipes

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What is Moon Milk? What are the health benefits of consuming Moon Milk? What ingredients are used to make Moon Milk? How to make your own custom Moon Milk + 9 Vegan Moon Milk recipes are to be found in this Ultimate Guide to Moon Milk, with its roots in Ayurveda!

Traditional Mooncakes Recipe

(Printable recipe)
By Christine’s Recipes
Prep time: 60 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Yield: 12(each 50 grams)

  • 100 gm plain flour
  • 60 gm golden syrup, homemade or store-bought
  • ½ tsp alkaline water (aka lye water), available at Asian grocers
  • 28 gm vegetable oil
  • 420 gm lotus seed puree/paste, homemade or store-bought
  • 6 salted egg yolks, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 Tbsp rose-flavoured cooking wine (玫瑰露酒), available at Asian grocers
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp egg white

  1. Use a large bowl, mix the golden syrup, alkaline water and oil well. Sift in the flour. Use a spatula to combine all ingredients. Don’t over-stir. Knead into a dough. Cover with a film wrap and rest for 40 minutes.
  2. Mix egg yolks with wine. If the salted egg yolks are homemade and freshly broken from the shells, you’ll see the egg whites would turn opaque after mixing with the wine a few minutes later. Wipe dry the yolks with kitchen paper. Cut each into two halves. Set aside. Roll lotus paste into a long tube. Cut into 12 equal portions, each 35 grams. Roll each portion into a ball shape. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 180C (356F). Prepare the egg wash: whisk the egg yolk with the egg white. Sift through a fine sieve.
  4. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions. Roll each portion into a small ball shape. Cover a dough portion with a plastic film and roll into a thin disc. Then take a lotus paste ball and poke a hole in the middle with your finger. Place egg yolk inside. Roll and shape into a ball. Wrap and seal the lotus paste ball with the dough disc. Spray the mooncake mould and place the stuffed mooncake into the mould. Lightly press the mould handle, then remove the mooncake from the mould. Transfer the stuffed mooncake onto a lined baking tray. Repeat this step to finish the remaining dough and lotus paste.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 to 12 minutes. Brush the mooncakes with egg wash, at about 5 minutes before removing from the oven. Continue to bake until the pastry turns golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Store in an air-tight container. The pastry will become soft, called “回油” (literally means ”returns oily and soft’) and shiny in one or two days.
  1. It neutralizes the acid in the golden syrup.
  2. It helps to give nice browning on the mooncake pastry. If adding alkaline water too much, the colour will be too dark. If adding not enough, it’s very difficult to brown the mooncake pastry. In this recipe, the amount of alkaline water is very balanced. Please take note that if you use other kind of golden syrup, the amount of alkaline water might need to be adjusted accordingly in order to give a nice browning effect. You might test run with a small amount of dough to see how many alkaline water has to be used properly with your own golden syrup.
  3. In this recipe, you might've noticed that no baking powder is needed. But the mooncake pastry is soft with a bit fluffy texture, that's the effect produced by alkaline water.
  4. Side note: The filling shouldn’t have too much moist. Otherwise the pastry will turn moist and sticky after a while. The consistency and texture of filling is controlled by the amount of oil used, not by water.

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2. Prepare the filling

The lotus paste

You can either purchase the ready-made lotus paste or make your own.

If you are willing to spend some time making the lotus paste filling, make your own is the best since you can control the sweetness, softness, and texture. I prefer to head to my bakery specialty shop to get the ready-made one to save time.


Lotus paste is not available in every part of the world, but it is the most commonly used filling for mooncakes. You can also use red bean paste to replace lotus paste for the traditional Cantonese mooncake available online at Amazon.

Egg yolk

I have read some recipe with complicated steps to making mooncake, but I promise my recipe is easy 🙂 Look at this equation:

Pastry + Salted Egg Yoke + Lotus Paste = Cantonese style mooncake.

I am using the salted egg fresh from the market since they have everything that I need. You can purchase the salted egg yolk (with the egg white removed) online too.

Here are the steps:

  • Clean the salted egg, then crack it open.
  • Remove the egg yolk.
  • Wash the egg yolk with water to remove the egg white sticking to the yolk. We only need the yolk.
  • Use a piece of cloth or kitchen paper towel to pat dry.
  • Wrap the yolk with the lotus paste

Although I prefer to wrap the egg yolk with the lotus paste without pre-cook the egg yolk, I have carried out a simple test to validate two methods to cook the egg yolk as suggested by some mooncake recipes.

  • 1. Steam the egg yolk with a tablespoon of wine for five minutes. Accordingly, the purpose of the wine is to remove the raw egg yolk smell.
  • 2. Soak the yolk with oil, then bake it for five minutes. Drizzle some cooking oil to the egg yolk, mix well and set aside for an hour. This step is to let the egg yolk absorb the oil. Place the egg yolk on the baking tray and bake at 175°C until the surface of the egg yolk starts to turn to lighter color and oil bubbles surrounded the yolks. It will take about five minutes of baking to happen. Since the mooncake is baked at high temperature, the egg yolk will be heated up, and the oil will combine the yolk with the filling. The egg yolk will detach from the lotus paste if the paste you use contains too little oil.

The result :

The result clearly showed that the baked egg yolk separated from the filling. It may be due to I overbaked it, which results in shrinkage of the yolk. The steamed egg yolk seems overcooked a little, while the best result is from the one that was just clean with water and pat dry.

Needless to say, I will neither bake nor steam the egg yolk, which does not show any significant benefits. The salted egg yolk will be cooked as these are mini-sized mooncakes.

How to Make with Herbs, Salts, and Crystals

Another way to make this magical water is to add ingredients to it depending on your intentions and how you’ll use it. For example, certain herbs can be added to the water, as well as salt and crystals. Fresh herbs, in my opinion, are best but again use what you have! Here’s our (more elaborate) Healing Full Moon Water recipe:

What You’ll Need:

  • Water
  • A glass or silver vessel
  • Fresh rosemary (a handful)
  • Himalayan pink salt (a tablespoon or two)
  • The Full Moon

How to Make It:

  1. Gather your ingredients.
  2. Add your sprigs of rosemary to the vessel.
  3. Add your tablespoon or two of Himalayan pink salt.
  4. Pour your water into the vessel.
  5. Leave outside where the Full Moon’s beams will hit it.
  6. Remove the water from outside in the morning before the sun’s rays hit it.
  7. You can remove the rosemary sprigs or leave them in for as long as you’d like!
  8. Store and use to your preferences.

Magical Correspondences

As with all my kitchen witch recipes, this one incorporates fresh, natural ingredients chosen with intention.

Tea Roses

Perhaps it goes without saying that the roses in this recipe pay homage to the namesake of the Rose Moon.

Among its many other magical properties, roses evoke the power and beauty of the feminine divine. This moon is an especially profound time to work with feminine energies, childbirth and hard work coming to fruitition.


Sometimes also referred to as the Honey Moon, honey is a classic ritual component in many June moon and Summer Solstice celebrations.

The bee and the bee’s work is sacred in a wide range of traditions, from Egyptian myth to French folklore.

Here, we add honey as a symbol of mead (honey wine), a traditional table wine served during the June moon.


Include cherries in this recipe as a symbol of summer love, passion and the youthful joy of season.

And no need to throw away the pits! Use them and any leftover dried roses to stuff an attraction poppet or leave them as an offering to Aphrodite.

Almond Milk

Aside from complimenting cherries as a classic culinary pairing, almond milk (and milk in general) symbolizes the divine feminine energy of the moon.

Almonds and the milk that comes from them also represent the abundance of summer.

  1. Combine grapefruit juice, orange liqueur, and rose water in an ice-filled shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a champagne flute top with champagne.

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Herbalism for Pregnancy | Moon Mother Elixir | Ginger Kombucha, Rose, & Hibiscus Herbal Infusion Recipe

Earthy nettle, tart hibiscus, effervescent spice from ginger kombucha, and a feminine note of rose: meet the “moon mother elixir”, a pregnancy mocktail recipe from Lauren Haynes of Wooden Spoon Herbs, the author of this guest post on herbalism for pregnancy, the first in a series of two posts, the second being on postpartum herbs for the new mom. She’s an Appalachian folk herbalist & medicine maker, and she sells homegrown & hand-gathered botanical remedies in her shop, including a both a new mom kit, a new mom sitz bath, and a pregnancy kit among many others including a traveler kit. She’s certainly got all of my bases covered. We’ve known each other since college poetry class days, and I’ve so loved watching her herbalism repertoire bloom (pun intended…sorry, guess the class did me no good.) She is a fellow Chattanoogan, and I couldn’t think of a better person to write this series. While this recipe is written with mama’s to be in mind…if you’re not expecting and/or never intend to be (for whatever reason, including being a dude), I’d still recommend this drink for deliciousness alone. Click read more to find the recipe as well as her insight & advice about herbs during pregnancy…

When we talk about herbs for pregnancy, we are talking about deeply nourishing and supportive herbs. You won’t find heroic actions or miracle cures, but rather the benefits of a sustained intake of mineral and vitamin abundant herbs. Most of the herbs used in pregnancy need to be used regularly to build up their tonic action. Dosage wise, this means 1-2 cups of herbal infusion per day.

“A tonic is to the cell as exercise is to the body: not much use when done erratically,” Susun Weed.

Herbs work on an individual level and what is a panacea for one may cause a reaction in small doses to another. Always use common sense, begin in small doses, and find what works for you. During the first trimester we don’t introduce herbs in a pointed way but rather encourage focus on hydration, rest, fresh air, sunshine, relaxation and nutrition. The body knows what it’s doing. Introduce them slowly, beginning in the 2nd trimester. Moderation is important.

A side note: a lack of protein or minerals can cause cravings for sweets. Be mindful of this, and try to opt for snacks such as nuts, yogurt, fruits, popcorn, and vegetables. Foods high in sugars can create blood sugar imbalances that cause inflammation and irritability.

Infusion ratio: 1 cup dried herbs to 1 quart hot water. Steep covered for 1-8 hours. This is what we mean when we say herbal infusion – a strong brew.
Tea ratio: 1 teaspoonful of dried herbs to one cup water. Steep covered for 5 minutes. Not as strong. More of a beverage tea.

Spirulina, bee pollen, nettles, alfalfa, nutritional yeast, yogurt, kombucha, seaweeds, pastured eggs, leafy greens, organ meats, wheat germ, seeds, nuts, dried figs and apricots

  • Herbs to help nearing the end of pregnancy: (I recommend also doing your own research)

Black and Blue Cohosh
St. John’s Wort – for uplifting and easing nerve pain and back during labor
Skullcap – a great herb to ease anxiety quickly, for the laboring mother and anyone in the laboring room
Wild Yam

Red Raspberry– #1 herb for female health. Tonifying. Safe throughout the pregnancy. Astringent. Tightens, tones, and strengthens pelvic muscles with an affinity for the uterus, the container for your new baby. Rich in vitamins and minerals. Calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, vit. E, b, c. like a multivitamin. Also helps enhance the flow of breastmilk. 2-3 cups per day. A staple in herbals since Pliny’s herbal in the 1500s.

Nettle – mild diuretic and super rich in vitamins and minerals. Helps improve elasticity of the veins, preventing varicosities. Combats fatigue and exhaustion by building up the iron and other minerals in the body. Increases natural energy levels when used over time. One of the most important herbs during pregnancy.

Oatstraw – eases nervous stress and tension. strengthens capillaries, thus helping prevent varicose veins. Rich in calcium, magnesium, and b vitamins. Food as medicine, too. Oatmeal counts. Promotes a relaxed sense of being and promotes muscle function. Helps with cramps and insomnia. Also a great remedy for yeast infections that may occur in pregnancy. Oatmeal as a food works the same way.

Alfalfa – rich in vitamins and minerals and safe throughout pregnancy. Great for limited diets – vegan, food allergies, etc. because it provides so many nutrients.

Lemon balm – uplifting, calming, great for digestion. Use in moderation. Headache, depression, insomnia, allergies (antihistamine, in combination with nettles)

Chamomile – calms, eases nausea, eases anxiety, helps relieve insomnia, nourishing. No during first trimester. Avoid if you have a history of miscarriage. Good for swellings and achyness.

Ginger – soothes stomach issues. Nausea, sick to your stomach. Use a low dose and use cold. Sip until you feel better, then stop. Good if you have a cold or flu, as well.

Burdock – grounding. High concentration of vitamins and minerals. Helps support liver and urinary system. Was used by ancient herbalists to strengthen weak uteruses. Mild diuretic.

Dandelion – a bitter, nutrient rich herb that helps ease digestion and supply with minerals. A great source of folic acid and iron. Not many other food sources have such high amounts of vitamin a, iron, potassium, and calcium. Healing to the liver, which is working overtime filtering all the body’s extra blood.

Yellow Dock – a great source for bioavailable, easily assimilated iron that won’t cause constipation. Insanely nutrient dense and grounding.

Lavender – insomnia, calming and strengthening, emotionally. Relaxing. Stimulates appetite.

Rose and Rosehips – tension, calming, cooling, uplifting, rich in vitamin c, flavonoids, astringent, mildly diuretic

These herbs are great in sips of tea, hot or iced, and can be hugely helpful when frozen into ice cubes, as labor can create heat and tension.

Lowered Immune Response – ginger in tea or glycerite

Nausea/Indigestion – fennel, chamomile, ginger, lemon balm, peach leaf tea

Sore Nipples – comfrey and calendula cream or salve

Relaxation – chamomile, lemon balm, skullcap

Swelling//Poor Circulation – hawthorn

Iron/Calcium Defeciency – yellow dock, dandelion, nettle, alfalfa, oatstraw, red raspberry

Low Energy/Fatigue – nettle, red raspberry, oatstraw, rest, bee pollen, spirulina

Morning Sickness – red raspberry, fennel, chamomile, ginger

Upstate New York&rsquos Half Moon Cookie History

A former architect, Harry Hemstrought, opened up a little bakery in Utica in 1925. His signature cookie, half chocolate icing, half white, caught on immediately with his customers. The cookie&rsquos popularity has spread throughout Central New York, and you can now find Half-Moon cookies just about everywhere, including Wegmans.

Oil Recipes

To enhance beauty and musical/artistic skill. Beware its enchantment!

4 parts Rose
1 part Jasmine
2 parts Clary Sage

Use this spell to charge it:
'Grant me your favors, Fair Ones I pray
your tales I shall tell, your songs I shall play!
With harm to none, no secrets betray
Lend me the might of your talents today
So Mote It Be!'

Dragon's Hoard Oil

Helps you find opportunity and resources.

1 part Clove
1 part Patchouli
3 parts Frankincense
1 part Pine
1 part Bergamot

Healer's Helper Oil

Aromatheraputic properties include fever reduction, analgesic relief from arthritis and overexertion and the power to calm headache, including migraine.

Healers can rub this on their hands before performing healing services those who need to be healed may wish to anoint the temples and back of neck, or the body part which is hurting. Not to be used instead of medical treatment.

6 parts Lavender
1 part Rosemary
3 parts Pine
1 part Clary Sage

Sabbath Oil I

3 parts Patchouli
2 parts Musk
1 part Carnation

Wear to the Sabbaths to promote communion with the deities.

Sabbath Oil II

2 parts Frankincense
1 part Myrrh
1 part Carnation
1 part Allspice

Wear to the Sabbaths to promote communion with the deities.

Full Moon Oil I

4 parts Gardenia
2 parts Lotus
1 part Jasmine

Anoint the body prior to Esbats to attune with Lunar energies.

Full Moon Oil II

3 parts Sandalwood
2 parts Lemon
1 part Rose

Anoint the body prior to Esbats to attune with Lunar energies.

Goddess Oil

3 parts Rose
2 parts Gardenia
1 part Lemon
1 part Lotus
1 part Ambergris

Wear to honor the Goddess during rituals.

Horned God Oil

2 parts Frankincense
2 parts Cinnamon
1 part Bay
1 part Rosemary
1 part Musk

Wear to honor the Horned God during rituals.

Altar Oil

4 parts Frankincense
3 parts Myrrh
1 part Galangal
1 part Vervain
1 part Lavender

Anoint the altar with this oil at regular intervals to purify and empower it.

Beltane Oil

1 part Sage oil
1 part Penny Royal oil

Mix well and keep in a bottle.

Dryad Oil

musk (main scent)
oakmoss (minor scent)
civet (trace)
vanilla (trace)

An excellent blend for pursuing the arts of natural magic, this preparation was specially designed for contacting the elemental spirits of the earth.

Faerie Enchantment Oil

10 drops rose
5 drops thyme
1 drop evening primrose oil

Faerie Fire Oil I

1 garnet, crushed
1 dram dragon's blood oil
coriander seeds
1 dram almond oil

Warm all ingredients in an enamel pan on low heat. Allow to cool in a clear, white or aqua-coloured bottle

Faery Flower Oil

1 dram elder oil
1 few dried rosebuds
1 dram lavender oil

Warm slowly in an enamel saucepan. Let cool. Pour into magic bottles and use in spellwork and ritual anointing.

Faerie Fire Oil II

(useful in contacting Faeries connected with the Fire element: Will o' the wisps, Flame Dancers, etc.)

1&frasl4 oz. almond oil
12 drops peach oil
5 drops ylang ylang
4 drops new-mown hay oil
4 drops dark musk
2 drops chamomile
2 drops poppy oil
2 drops dragons blood oil
chamomile flowers

Gnome's Cap Oil

(useful in contacting Faeries connected with the Earth element: Gnomes, Dwarfs, etc.)

1&frasl4 oz. almond oil
10 drops cypress oil e.o.
5 drops lilac oil
25 drops Siberian fir oil
10 drops dark musk oil
2 drops narcissus oil
cedar wood
spruce needles
tiger's eye

Gossamer Wings Oil

(useful for contacting Faeries connected with the Air element: Sylphs, Elves, etc.)

1&frasl4 oz. almond oil
12 drops violet oil
20 drops lavender oil
10 drops lemon oil
5 drops cajeput oil
lavender buds
clear quartz

Siren Song Oil

(useful in contacting Faeries connected with the Water element: Undines, Naiads, Sirens, etc.)

1&frasl4 oz. almond oil
4 drops lavender
15 drops camphor oil
3 drops lemon
3 drops primrose oil
3 drops rose geranium
geranium petals
rose buds

Faery Magic Oil

1&frasl4 oz. almond oil
11 drops violet
10 drops gardenia
7 drops lemon grass
7 drops lemon
7 drops rose geranium
7 drops jasmine
7 drops ylang ylang
5 drops lavender
jasmine flowers
violet flowers

Useful for working with Faery magic. Wear it on Midsummer's Eve to increase chances of Faery encounters.

Mists and Shadows Oil

1&frasl4 ounce olive oil
4 drops heather oil
3 drops lemon oil
4 drops lilac oil
5 drops rose oil
10 drops faery magic oil (above)
10 drops green forest oil
5 drops siberian fir oil
5 drops honeysuckle oil
2 drops dark musk oil
oat straw, oakmoss
peridot and amethyst

Use this oil when working in the space between the Faery Kingdom and our realm.

Faery Oil

1 Garnet crushed
1 Dram Dragon's Blood Oil
Coriander Seeds

Faerie Spirit Oil

6 drops oak moss
4 drops rosemary
3 drops cypress
2 drops patchouli

Friendly Nature Spirit Oil

Nature-Spirit Attracting Oil

1&frasl2 dram carnation oil
1&frasl2 dram gardenia oil

Lady of the Lake Oil

1&frasl4 oz. almond oil
25 drops lavender oil
5 drops lilac
5 drops earth oil
5 drops rose geranium
4 drops carnation
1 drop jasmine
1 drop rosemary
lavender buds
amethyst crystal

Merlin Oil

1&frasl4 oz. olive oil
6 drops vetiver oil
5 drops pine oil
5 drops green forest oil
5 drops oak moss
2 drops cypress or cedar
2 drops rose geranium
1 drop clove oil
clove buds or cedar wood
tiger's eye

Sprite Music Oil

10 drops rose or carnation
8 drops violet
8 drops sandalwood

Cleansing Spirit Oil

Sandal wood (spirituality and exorcism) musk (love) myrrh (protection and spirituality) allspice (healing). Pimiento oil base.

Purifies the soul before summoning the good spirits. Also protects against hexes. Use it to anoint candles, talismans, spell boxes etc. The best day to make it is Sunday in the hour of the Moon.

Dragon Blood Oil

1 part dragon blood 15 parts oil 1 part gum arabic.
Only use to uncross a cursed friend. Anoint the person, not candles.
Works best at midnight on a graveyard.

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