Last Saturday, as grey clouds hovered over Brooklyn and rain poured down the streets, we cozied up in our candlelit studio for a Holiday Workshop with Erin Boyle (Reading My Tea Leaves). It was the first #GirlGiftGatherings of many and we are so grateful to have shared it with a group of funny, inspiring, beautiful women. It was a magical afternoon complimented by Ivy Mix’s spiked cider, our holiday playlist and stories of crafting and Christmas. We thought it’d be nice to share the sources of our products, instructions for how to make them and recipes from the day with our readers who weren’t able to join us. We hope you’ll be hosting your own gatherings during this Holiday season (and we really hope you’ll share them with us)!
Erin’s instructions for:
For organic herbs, spices and muslin bags: Mountain Rose Herbs
For beeswax and wicks: Brushy Mountain Bee Farm
For Juniper Branches: Natty Garden
You can go into any craft store or Home Depot for jute twine, florist’s wire and baking twine.
Ivy Mix’s Winter Warming Punch (watch her GIFT episode here).
3 parts rye whiskey
3 parts apple cider
1 part lemon juice
1 part spiced simple syrup (1:1 sugar and water and let boil with star anise, vanilla bean, and cinnamon stick for a few minutes. Let cool and remove solids.)
Can be served hot or cold.
Chelsey’s Sweet Popcorn
Pop your popcorn the old fashioned way
Melt 1 tbsp of butter and 1/8th cup of honey in a pan
Pour over popcorn and salt liberally
Oh, and the famous New York Times cookie recipe we used!
Have a beautiful, festive week!