Color of the day: Maroon
Incense of the day: Basil
Cinnamon-Spiked Hot Chocolate
2 cups half and half
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
8 ounces grated dark chocolate (70%)
2 cinnamon sticks
Heat the first four ingredients in a saucepan at a medium to low temperature until small bubbles form. Pour into mugs. Add a cinnamon stick to each and top with whipped cream.
Anoint two red candles with cinnamon oil and set on a low table somewhere cozy with the hot chocolate. Invoke the candles and chocolate with your intent by saying:
"Love is in the air this dark winter's night.
May the flame of our passion burn hot and bright!"