Thursday, September 25, 2014

I saw these two a few weeks back and will be my next project.

After the Yule tide presents are done, of course and my faerie lamps are finished. The one would make a great necklace or talsman for the feminine aspect of life
and the other a beautiful reminder of the wilder side of us all (a creative steampunk piece). All I need now is the old watch.

Cheesy Broccoli Potato Soup

2 cups broccoli flowerettes
1 medium to large potato (al purpose)
1 small onion, diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
 salt and pepper

In a sauce pan put the broccoli, 1/2 teaspoon oil, and water and bring to a boil. Turn off oven and allow to sit 25-30 minutes. take out and refrigerate. Reserve the water.

In the same water add the potato (diced or chopped) and the onion. Just use enough water to cook the potato and not a lot extra. Cook until Both are done. add the cheddar cheese a little milk and the broccoli and heat through. you can add corn starch if you used to much water. Serve hot.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Mabon Incense by Pamela Jean De'Sherlia II

As the Wheel of the Year turns with each season, you may wish to use different types and scents of incense for your ceremonies and rituals. While incense isn't mandatory for a good ritual, it certainly can help to set the mood. To make your a blend of incense for Mabon, the autumn equinox, we'll be using scents that remind us of the fall season, and the second harvest of the year.
You can make incense with sticks and in cones, but the easiest kind uses loose ingredients, which are then burned on top of a charcoal disc or tossed into a fire. This recipe is for loose incense, but you can adapt it for stick or cone recipes if you wish.
As you mix and blend your incense, focus on the intent of your work. In this particular recipe, we’re creating an incense to use during Mabon. It’s a time to celebrate the season of balance and harmony, as well as the gratitude and thanksgiving of the harvest season.

You’ll need:
2 parts sandalwood
2 parts pine
1 part rosemary
1 part cinnamon
1 part dried apple
1 part dried oak leaf

Friday, September 19, 2014

Magical and Personal essential oils

Create these by using 5 parts alcohol and 1 part essential oil and allow it sit for a month shaking daily before using

Sun - Frankincense Oil
Moon - Jasmine oil
Mercury - Lavender oil
Venus - Rose oil
Mars - Benzoin oil
Jupiter - Sandlewood oil
Saturn - Musk oil

Use these for perfume to invoke magical things into your life, to anoint candles, talismans, athame, and for healing.

To bring someone or something into your life anoint the wick part.
To banish someone anoint the bottom of the candle

From Candle Magic by Phillip Cooper

Zucchini Augratin

Just in time for Mabon harvest.

2 zucchini sliced thin
1 small onion, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic minced (jar)
1/2 cup milk
sprinkle of Italian seasoning
1 cup cheese (I used both Mozzarella and mild cheddar)
1 tablespoon butter

In a saucepan sauté both the garlic and onion with the Italian seasoning until onion is opaque. The add the milk and zucchini and simmer 10 minutes until the zucchini is almost cooked.

Transfer into a baking dish and mix 1/2 the cheese into the zucchini mixture and top with the rest. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes until it is hot and bubbling and cheese is a golden brown.

Serve hot. makes 4 servings

Monday, September 15, 2014

Breakfast Crescent Loaf.

My husband made me this for breakfast today. It was like going out to a fancy restaurant.

2 tubes crescent dough
1/2 package frozen spinach, defrosted and drained and squeezed to get out all the extra liquid
1 - 8 oz - package shredded mozzarella cheese
3 eggs scrambled
1 ham slice cubed (3/4 cup)
2-3 cooked sausages or cooked crumbled bacon

Spray a cookie sheet. Sauté ham add the other meat to get warm.

Lay out and press together the crescent dough. fill with the spinach, eggs, ham and sausages. cover with cheese and fold over the loaf.

Bake in a low (300 - 325) degree oven until the outside is brown and cooked.

Slice and serve.

serves 4-6 people

Friday, September 12, 2014

Crochet or knitting lovers take note

A decent day is when no one gets hurt or sick a great day is when I have encountered enough to learn something new.

Today I discovered  a new way to join ends of yarn. My usual tying the ends and hiding the result within the afghan is now over.

Check out this great way of doing it