Fig & Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup
WytchWood syrup starts with the sap from maple trees grown in central Vermont. The sap is then boiled in the Spring and infused with organic fig and finished with a vanilla bean. A sweet, creamy and fruity syrup. Each bottle is hand wax-sealed, blessed and unlike anything you have ever experienced. Each and every bottle is represented by a God, Goddess, Pagan celebration or folklore icon.
Freya is one of the preeminent goddesses in Norse mythology. She’s a member of the Vanir tribe of deities, but became an honorary member of the Aesir gods after the Aesir-Vanir War. The word for “Friday” in Germanic languages is named after Frija,the Proto-Germanic goddess who is the foremother of Freya and Frigg. She was a fertility goddess and was associated with domesticity, womanhood, and female sexuality. She was also associated with sorcery and magic, as well as war and death. It was said that after a battle, Freya would lead a band of Valkyries to gather the fallen warriors—or half of them, at least. She would take her share of the dead to Folkvang, her hall in the home of the gods, while the other half went to Odin, god of wisdom and war. Freya might also have been the goddess on hand to greet women after death. Freya’s chariot was pulled not by horses but by two male cats. Both cats were described as being blue or gray and had been a gift from Thor. She is the archetype of the völva, a practitioner of seidr, the most organized form of Norse magic.
This syrup is great on or with:
Vinaigrettes, Roasting, BBQ, Pancakes, granola, fresh fruit, coffee, desserts, ice cream, yogurt, cocktails.
Kitchen Witch Recommendations:
Freya's Goblet: 1 1/2 ounces gin, 1/2 ounce of Freya syrup, 2 dashes orange bitters, 2-4 ounces tonic and add ice.
Mix Freya's syrup to taste with your balsamic vinegar for bread dipping or a base to any salad dressing.