The Wondersmith
Rewarding curiosity and gifting magic all over the Pacific Northwest


This blog is an exploration of daily magic, featuring wild plants, creative recipes, meaningful ceremonies, and writings about our shared humanity. 

Microcosm and Macrocosm: Homemade Juniper Sauerkraut!

Ferment your own flavorful and healthy sauerkraut flavored with sweet apples and spicy juniper by harnessing the power of natural microorganisms. As you view the magical changes taking place in your own kitchen, you can consider your place in the universe as well -- sandwiched between two infinite scales of life. 

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Taking Thyme To Shake Out The Grunge (And Celebrate Imbolc!)

A very simple but powerful self-care ritual to rejuvenate your body and spirit and move forwards into the transition to spring. You'll find recipes for an oatcake, herbal syrup, facial steam, face mask, and tea all using the delicious and healing combination of thyme, rosemary, wild rose, and oats. 

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New Moon Bath Salts and Full Moon Bathing

A couple of special rituals: a New Moon bath salts ritual to share with a group of friends, and a solo Full Moon bathing ritual to re-engage with yourself and your dreams. These can be completed together or separately and are a wonderful way to check in with yourself on a regular basis, under the magic of the moon's gentle shiftings.

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