Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Glorious Cooking Tips

1. Cooking a bird in a crock pot. Slather with mayonnaise (not the fake stuff) and not butter. Put on a rack or canning tops to suspend it out of the yuck. Cook on high 6 hours (not 4) and let rest 10 minutes before serving.

2. Like thicker cookies but yours always turn out flat. Add more flour. That is my secret and it works. Remember if they are too fat and you want them thinner use less flour.

3. To cook Broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, green beans, and corn on the cob to perfection. When you are about 30 minutes from dinnertime put them in a pan of water with a tablespoon oil and bring to a boil. Cover and turn off heat and leave on the stove burner. Pull them from the water when the rest of the meal is cooked. It only takes about 15 minutes. They will be perfectly done, brightly colored and hot.

4. Recipe requires an egg but you have none, use 1/4 cup oil instead.

5. Recipe says oil or butter but you are trying to cut down on fats, use the same amount of applesauce instead.

6. Any noodle dish can be made in a crock pot by cooking the meat before adding then add the noodles about 45 minutes before you are ready to eat. This works with lasagna, spaghetti, elbows or any other. just add 1/2 cup more water or broth to allow the noodles to adsorb the moisture. 

7. Making lasagna but hate handling the hot noodles, well you don't have to. Instead make your lasagna as you would but with uncooked noodles just add 1/2 cup of water to the sauce. then cover with foil and bake as usual. it doesn't even need extra time in the oven.

Stone Lore- Petoskey Stone


Petoskey Stone is a type of fossilized colony coral found only in Michigan, USA, the coral lived during the Devonian period about 350 million years ago when Michigan had a warm inland sea. Because of the "eye" configurations it shows when polished, it is said to mystically help stimulate the third eye and psychic awareness. Petoskey Stone is also said to keep naughty spirits from channeling incorrect information or interfering with one's life. In particular, as far as awareness, Petoskey Stone is said to enhance awareness of the emotions, which can be a boon for dealing with emotional issues. It is also said to clear out negative energies from the aura and the environment. It is related primarily to the third eye chakra as well as the crown chakra.
 
Picture was from  http://fossillady.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Easter trick -Make any unbaked roll into a bunny roll


MAGIC BREW FOR EXORCISM


4 tbsp. Boneset 3 Sprigs of Holy Thistle Handful of Angelica
4 oz. Horehound Pinch of Salt 3 parts Sandalwood 3 Roots of Mandrake
Brew and sprinkle to all four corners of the House to drive away Evil.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Old fashioned Blueberry Muffins

I was going through old recipes for breads and came across one for blueberry Muffins. The ingredients intrigued  me. Later my husband brought home blueberries so I started making them.

They didn't really look special when they were baked but one taste made a fool out of me. They were so good. Recipe makes 6 larger muffins or 9 smaller ones. We made 9. When we stopped there were 3 left. This recipe can easily be doubled.

In a measuring cup or small bowl

1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon Lemon juice
1 teaspoon vingear

Let sit 10 minutes


In a  large bowl Put

1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter (melted)

add the milk mix and beat well fold in
1 pint blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Put cakes cups into the muffin tin and spoon mixture into either 6 or 9 muffins. Bake for 25 minutes. Will post picture as soon as I get my phone back.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Chocolate Chunk Coffee Cookies and Caramel Macchiato cookies

I made these yesterday and they were gone last night. there were only two of us. They were incredible.

1 stick butter
1/2 cup brown sugar packed
1 large egg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
1/2 teaspoon salt

Beat together and add

1 1/2 cups flour
1 square chocolate bark chopped.

Mix well and drop by teaspoonfuls on a cookie sheet (I love my bakers secret) and bake in a 350 degree oven for 12 minutes.


Want Caramel Macchiato cookies

Switch up the coffee granules for espresso powder, add two tablespoons caramel ice cream topping and 3 tablespoons more flour. Don't change the amount of flour if you prefer thinner cookies like top picture.

Maiden Ritual-



This is ritual is to heal and strengthen your maiden self. Perform at the New Moon when the waxing crescent first appears.

You will need: a new white candle, flowers (white preferably), mugwort. edible seeds, a chalice with water, images of maidens, a sachet filled with lavender, saffron and laurel to place in bath water.

As the sun sinks into the west and the crescent follows it into the sky, put on some gentle flowing music, light some candles around your ritual room, and burn some of your favorite incense. Prepare a ritual bath with the sachet.

Bathe taking your time. Celebrate your beauty and womanhood. As the water washes over your body, imagine it washing away tiredness, stagnation, and negative attitudes. Wet your hair and feel negativity leave your thoughts and memories. Raise from the bath and say to yourself:

"I am Maiden, beautiful, renewed, refreshed, reborn."

Dress in something that makes you feel beautiful or go sky-clad. Put flowers in your hair. Dance before the altar, imagine Maidens dancing with you.

When you feel ready seat yourself before the altar. light the white candle and say:

"With this flame I ignite within me the spirit of the Maiden."

Ring a bell or drum for a few minutes, do some deep breathing, concentrate on the candle flame. When ready look at the images of the Maidens or see Maidens in your minds eye. Say:

"I am whole unto myself
I am a bright maiden
Strong, invincible, and free
I am a dark maiden
Cloaked in veils and mysteries
I am the pulse of the sun
And the pull of the moon
Flowing from one to the other
In perfect harmony
Where I walk
None can hinder me
I am maiden
Forever young and free."

Chant these words over and over if you wish. Feel the meanings move through you. Take some time for meditation. Ask the Goddess to send you strong images of powerful Maiden Goddesses and role models in your every day life. See the images before you float towards you and become one. Take up the chalice and drink deeply. Say:

"Maiden Goddess
I drink of thy sweetness and strength
And so am I filled with thy spirit."

Eat a seed and say:
"As this seed sprouts new life
So am I filled with vitality."

When you feel complete, ground the energy and snuff out the candle.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dinner last night was wonderful Taco Gordito's

Thank you Colleen Sowa for this recipe for fry bread. we use it often to nights dinner was Taco filling in these babies. Sorry my Picture phone is down at the moment.

MEXICAN FRY BREAD GORDITA'S
3 c all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
6 Tbsp margarine
1 c milk (or water)
OIL FOR FRYING
2 inches vegetable oil

1. Combine flour, salt, baking powder and shortening; mix until shortening is blended. Add water; mix well. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board; knead until smooth, about 2 minutes. Roll dough into a ball; place into a plastic bag and let sit for 10 minutes. Separate into 10 balls and roll out each ball of dough to make 10 (4-inch to 6-inch) flat, thin rounds.
2. In a cast iron skillet, heat oil to 375 degrees F. Place rounds in oil one at a time; cook each side 18 to 35 seconds or until light golden brown. Remove rounds from skillet with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Fill with prepared fillings as desired or eat as a bread with soups and stews.

The Taco filling we used

1 1/2 pounds hamburger
1 medium onion diced
1 pack taco bell brand taco seasoning or equivalent
added condiments for the Gordita's like sour cream, shredded cheeses and lettuce, taco sauces, sliced avocado.

Brown hamburger and onion together adding the taco seasoning package and simmer with a little water until the water has been cooked out. serve over gorditas with condiments

Pumpkin Pie granola

Choose a version and prepare by the directions below. Version 1 not oil uses applesauce instead

"Version 1"
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
3 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2/3 cup applesauce
1/2 cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries

"Or this version 2''

4 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries


Preheat an oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Coat 2 baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
Combine brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, rolled oats, almonds, and pecans in a large bowl. Mix the applesauce(if version 1), Coconut (if version 2) honey, oil (in in your version) and vanilla in a separate large bowl. Stir the oat mixture into the applesauce mixture, until granola begins to gather in clusters. Spoon granola evenly onto prepared baking sheets.
Bake in preheated oven, stirring every 20 minutes, until lightly browned and crispy, about 1 hour.
Remove from oven; cool to room temperature. Stir in raisins and cranberries; store in an airtight container. Makes 7 cups of granola.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

writing today

Yesterday was a mixed emotion day today is quiet and still. Writing comes easier when it is not but developing a story comes better on days like today. Still both have their value.

Found a goldmine of information on stones check it out.

http://www.inlandlapidary.com/user_area/gemstone_glossary.asp

saw such a cute cake and will be recreating this soon but until now here is what I have, just a picture.
So far I am seeing kit kats, hot fudge ice cream topping and either marshmallows as pigs or icing ones with pink crystals. I would make the cake chocolate, no better yet double cheese cake layers with more hot fudge sauce inside. what do you think.

Monday, February 18, 2013

A favorite breakfast~ Custard filled Dutch babies and sausage

Before it falls
as it is served
This recipe I got from Lillian Russo on JAP. I tweaked it as it always was burnt with the heat she had set at  425 degrees and I added the vanilla or another flavor as the plain was just that, too plain.
2 Tbsp butter 
1 1/2 c milk 
3 lg eggs
1/4 c sugar
3/4 c all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tablespoon any one of these vanilla extract, lemon extract, almond extract, banana flavoring or 2     tablespoons maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place the butter in a 8 inch square baking dish and put in the oven just to melt the butter. When butter has melted in the baking dish, remove from oven a swirl butter in dish to coat.
Put all the other ingredients into a blender in order to avoid extra scraping of the sides and blend on high for a minute.

Pour in the blended egg mixture and bake uncovered for 30 minutes. It will come out like a souffle and then drop. it is suppose to. then Just cut and serve

Serve warm with maple syrup,  any flavored syrup or drink syrup. I prefer caramel syrup, my husband prefers plain.

It is also wonderful as a dessert with strawberry drink syrup and fresh cut strawberries and topped with whipped cream or the banana one done with a frosting drizzle and cut bananas

                       This I did one Samhain/Halloween and served as a dessert with designer coffee
The caramel is from a squeeze ice cream topping, the spider was black piped icing and a orange icing piped body both from the spray cans you see at Walmart around Samhain/ Halloween

Check out Lillian's original recipe at this link
http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/breakfast/other-breakfast/custard-filled-dutch-babies-2.html?p=5

Easy Mac



Although I rarely use a recipe and never make anything twice exactly the same, we both loved this. PS, this was invented with what we had on hand that day.

Every once in a while Eric likes something in the casserole or goulash area of the food chain. this was our last one. we really enjoyed it. we had it for three meals so it will easily serve 6-8 as Raptor also liked it and had her share minus the onions I could pick out.
  Serves: 6-8 easy 
 

1 1/2 pound hamburger
1 jar(s) favorite spaghetti sauce
1 medium onion diced
2/3 package noodles (we used elbows)
1 quart home canned tomatoes
garlic powder, diced or both we like lots
1-2 teaspoons chili powder
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1-2 cup shredded cheese
pepper, salt to taste
1-2 teaspoons sugar
 
1. Cook hamburger with onion and garlic until crumbled and done drain if needed. to that add the spaghetti sauce and the canned tomatoes minus most the water. Simmer with the seasonings, sugar and Parmesan cheese.
2. In the meantime cook the noodles to El-dente and drain and stir then put in a casserole dish and cover with cheese and place in a 350 degree oven for 25-35 minutes until bubbling. Remove and serve.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Gemstome Wheel

You should always keep a gemstone with your Astrological color with you for good luck. Below are the Astrological colors and a guide chart to the gemstones and colors.

Aries: red, carmine red, black
Taurus: blue, pink, brown, green, colorless
Gemini: violet, varicolored
Cancer: silver, white, soft shades
Leo: gold, orange, yellow, bright red
Virgo: grey, navy-blue, spotted
Libra: rose-color, blue, pink, pastel shades (black/white)
Scorpio - Reds, black, purples
Sagittarius: purple, blue
Capricorn: black, dark shades,
Aquarius: electric blue, lilac, colorless
Pisces: sea-green, red-violet

The difference between happiness and inner peace!


“There is a difference between happiness and inner peace! Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not.”

― Eckhart Tolle

Herbed uesd in love spells


Acacia: Use the bark and twigs for awakening love and enhancement of physical strength.

African violet: Harmony and love are released from your heart when this is burnt.

Aster: A love herb that's great in amulets in combination with other ingredients.

Balm of Gilead: Amulets and potions work more efficiently when laced with these buds.

Basil: A magical love herb great for spell work and divination.

Bay: Infuse a love potion with these burnt leaves.

Bistort: Contain this in an amulet to cultivate feminine fertility.

Bittersweet: As per the name, inclusion in an amulet or satchel will clear away pain and heal your aching heart.

Catnip: Other than driving your feline insane, this herb can be used in spells for love (and luck) or in amulets for fertility.

Cinnamon: A known aphrodisiac, this excels in spells of sexuality and passion and deepens any meditations on love.

Cloves: A staple love spell ingredient- it also bolsters beauty.

Coltsfoot: Stuff the leaves in a satchel or use them in a love spell.

Columbine: Especially useful in spells or meditations that are asking to be reunited with a lover.

Cowslip: Cheaper than a haircut, this can be used in spells calling for more physical beauty and attractiveness.

Crocus: Used in spells of love and harmonious attraction.

Daisy: This flower is used during divination work to prophesize the future of love.

Damiana: An aphrodisiac, used in spells of sexuality and love.


Dandelion: Used in love spells that call for fulfillment of desires kept secret.

Dill: Used in rituals and spells that seek to bring about longing of a sexual nature.

Fennel: Use all parts of this plant (roots, leaves and seeds) in spells or rituals awakening love.

Geranium: Used particularly in spells enhancing fertility.

Ginseng: An aphrodisiac for masculine sexuality, it can also be used in amulets.

Goldenrod: Used in prophetic love rituals.

Hazelnut: Another ingredient that enhances fertility, it can also be used in prophetic work.

Jasmine: The plant itself is good in spells heightening passion and love while the oil eases a broken heart.

Juniper: The berries increase sexual potency in love spells.

Lavender: The flowers themselves can be used in satchels while candles dipped in the oil are used for spell work.

Lemon: The leaves of the fruit are used in spells and potions that want to evoke longing and love.

Lovage: Use the seeds or roots in spells seeking to bolster eroticism.

Magnolia: This flower in a spell will bring about fidelity.

Mullein: Readings and potions are heightened by the leaves of this plant.

Oak: The bark and leaves will increase feminine fertility and masculine virility.

Orchid: If your psyche needs some strengthening, incorporate this flower into your spells or potions.

Rose: A standard love spell ingredient, the buds are good for readings while the oil bolsters courage.

Rosemary: This herb can be used in potions are amulets to awaken sensuality.

Strawberry: The actual fruit is an aphrodisiac and used in spells of love or sexuality while the leaves bring about luck.

Thyme: If you are planning on doing any love related dream work, have some of this on hand.

Vanilla: The flowers of the plant are aphrodisiacs and work well in satchels while the hulls do best in amulets or talismans.

Verbena: An aphrodisiac well suited for spells of love and sexuality, readings or wish work.

Violet: An aphrodisiac, works best in satchels and amulets to draw in sexuality and love.

DELICIOUS SPICY LOVE POTIONS (MULLED WINE)



Mortar and pestle

 red wine 
beautiful glasses for serving the wine
- 1 red candle 1 stick of incense a saucepan
- 3 types of love herbs, 1 teaspoon of each (check that the herbs you chose are not poisonous )
Prepare your altar, light the incense and candle. Grind the herbs in your mortar and pestle (If you
have used it for grinding poisonous herbs, then either buy a new one for cooking, or use a food
processor ), charge the herbs for your magical purpose. Put enough wine in the saucepan, simmer,
then add herbs slowly. As you do it, feel your intention for love, stir in herbs, keeping your focus.
For best results, do on the waxing of the moon and chose herbs that suit your taste. Some herbs
and spices do have a very strong taste.


Herbs include

Acacia: Use the bark and twigs for awakening love and enhancement of physical strength.

African violet: Harmony and love are released from your heart when this is burnt.

Aster: A love herb that's great in amulets in combination with other ingredients.

Balm of Gilead: Amulets and potions work more efficiently when laced with these buds.

Basil: A magical love herb great for spell work and divination.

Bay leaves: Infuse a love potion with these  leaves.

Catnip: Other than driving your feline insane, this herb can be used in spells for love (and luck) or in amulets for fertility.

Cinnamon: A known aphrodisiac, this excels in spells of sexuality and passion and deepens any meditations on love.

Cloves: A staple love spell ingredient- it also bolsters beauty.

Damiana: An aphrodisiac, used in spells of sexuality and love.



Dandelion: Used in love spells that call for fulfillment of desires kept secret.

Dill: Used in rituals and spells that seek to bring about longing of a sexual nature.

Fennel: Use all parts of this plant (roots, leaves and seeds) in spells or rituals awakening love.

Geranium: Used particularly in spells enhancing fertility.

Ginseng: An aphrodisiac for masculine sexuality, it can also be used in amulets.

Hazelnut: Another ingredient that enhances fertility, it can also be used in prophetic work.

Jasmine: The plant itself is good in spells heightening passion and love while the oil eases a broken heart.

Juniper: The berries increase sexual potency in love spells.

Lavender: The flowers themselves can be used in satchels while candles dipped in the oil are used for spell work.

Lemon: The leaves of the fruit are used in spells and potions that want to evoke longing and love.

Mullein: Readings and potions are heightened by the leaves of this plant.

Oak: The bark and leaves will increase feminine fertility and masculine virility.

Orchid: If your psyche needs some strengthening, incorporate this flower into your spells or potions.

Rose: A standard love spell ingredient, the buds are good for readings while the oil bolsters courage.

Rosemary: This herb can be used in potions and amulets to awaken sensuality.

Strawberry: The actual fruit is an aphrodisiac and used in spells of love or sexuality while the leaves bring about luck.

Thyme: If you are planning on doing any love related dream work, have some of this on hand.

Vanilla: The flowers of the plant are aphrodisiacs and work well in satchels while the hulls do best in amulets or talismans.

Verbena: An aphrodisiac well suited for spells of love and sexuality, readings or wish work.

Violet: An aphrodisiac, works best in satchels and amulets to draw in sexuality and love.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Magickal names of common Herb’s

                                                This is good for reading old spells

Wiccan Name                                                                  Common

Adder’s Mouth                                                               Stitch Wort
Adder’s Tongue                                                              Dogstooth Violet
Ass’s Ear                                                                        Comfrey
Bear’s Ear                                                                      Auricula
Bear’s Foot                                                                    Stinking Hellbore
Beehive                                                                          Snail Plant
Begger’s Tick                                                                Cockhold
Bird’s Eye                                                                      False Hellebore
Birds Tongue                                                                 European Ash
Bloody Fingers                                                              Foxglove
Bull’s Eyes                                                                    Marsh Marigold
Bull’s Foot                                                                    Coltsfoot
Calf’s Snout                                                                  Toadflax
Catgut                                                                            Hoary Pea
Cat’s Eye                                                                       Star Scabious
Cat’s Foot                                                                      Canada Snake Root
Cat’s Foot/Paw                                                              Ground Ivy
Cat’s Milk                                                                     Wartwort
Chicken Toe                                                                  Crawley Root
Cock’s Comb                                                                Yellow Rattle
Cow’s Tail                                                                     Canada Fleabane
Crow’s Foot                                                                   Cranesbill
Devil’s Milk                                                                  Wartwort
Donkey’s Eyes                                                              Cowage Plant
Dove’s Foot                                                                   Cranesbill
Dragon’s Claw                                                              Crawley Root
Dock’s Foot                                                                  American Mandrake
Fairy Fingers,Gloves                                                    Foxglove
Flesh and Blood                                                            Tormentil
Fox Tail                                                                         Club Moss
Foal’s Foot                                                                    Coltsfoot
Frog’s Foot                                                                    Bulbous Buttercup
Goat’s Beard                                                                  Vegetable Osyter
Goat’s Foot                                                                    Ash Weed
Hare’s Food                                                                   Clover
Horse Tail                                                                      Scouring Rush
Horse Tongue                                                                Hart’s Tongue
Hound’s Tongue                                                            Vanilla Leaf
Jew’s Ear                                                                        Fungus on Elder or Elm
Lamb’s Tongue                                                              Ribwort Plantain
Lizard’s Tail                                                                   Breast Weed
Mother’s Heart                                                               Shepherd’s Purse
Mouse Ear                                                                      Mouse Blood Wort
Mouse Tail                                                                     Common Stonecrop
Negro Head                                                                   Vegetable Ivory
Old Man’s Beard                                                           Fringe Tree
Ox Tongue                                                                     Bugloss
Rabbit’s Foot                                                                 Field Clover
Shepard’s Heart                                                             Shepard’s Purse
Snake’s Head                                                                 Balmony
Snake’s Mile                                                                 Blooming Spurge
Snake’s Tongue, Adder’s Tongue                                  Fern
Squirrel Ear                                                                   White Plantain
Stag Horn                                                                       Club Moss
Swine Snout                                                                  Dandelion
Toad                                                                               Toadflax
Unicorn’s Horn                                                              False Unicorn
Wolf’s Claw                                                                   Lycopodium
Wolf’s Foot                                                                    Bugle Weed





Happy Valentines Day dinner for two


We both love shrimp so we decided to go with it today. I cooked it slow to maintain the soft freshness of the shrimp. The jasmine rice was the perfect complement to the sweet spiciness of the sweet chili sauce. Although it may look rather plain, the taste was anything but plain. We served it with a side salad, some homemade bread and jasmine Tea
Cook time: 20 Min  Prep time: 10 Min  Serves: 2
Ingredients
16-20 large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tail on
1/2 stick butter (1/4 cup)
2 teaspoons garlic
3 pkg Mc Donald's sweet chili sauce
2 c uncooked wild rice
2 tea bags Jasmine tea
 
                                         The shrimp simmering in the sweet chili butter sauce
 
For the shrimp 
 
Place large finger size or better shrimp still frozen into a fry pan along with the garlic, butter, and the three packets of sweet chili sauce. simmer while you make the rice. this allows the spices to cook through the shrimp while still leaving the shrimp soft. There is nothing worse that chewy over cooked shrimp, so keep it on low.
 
For the rice 
 
In a pot put 4 cups water and the teabags. bring to boil and add rice. simmer until cooked. remove bags and serve your very own Jasmine rice.
 

To serve

Place rice on the plate, top with 1/2 the shrimp and serve the butter sauce on the side to add as each want. I poured a little over mine while my husband used most of it on his.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Banish Negative People Binding



The good ol' mirror binding can do the trick. Place a photo of the person face down onto a small hand mirror and wrap it with black ribbon or tape chanting 


"You and your negativity will stay far away from me". 

 This will both keep them from you, and make sure their negativity it reflected away from you and back to them.

Create an outside dragion fly for your house





This one was made simply with a table leg and 4 fan blades then spray painted.

For other looks on this wonderful creation go to the source where it all started
http://www.lucydesignsonline.com/2011/03/dragonflies-part-2.html

Making Almond Milk and then Almond meal

You can also do this meal thing with oat and rice pulp. PS> I found this picture on a friends site on facebook.

I am doing this but skipping the step where you use the water for plants. instead add 4 cups water to the almonds and process with that same 4 cups water to keep the nutrition in the milk. And use compost on your plants and everyone is happy

Crafts using your teens left over koolaid dye

The link is to Both Kool aid Dyeing hair and chalk dyeing your hair.
http://returningtotheoldways.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-teens-are-right-on-top-if-cutting.html

So after your teen dyes her or his head with Kool aid  you can use the left over dye for these two projects.

                                                      Dyeing your white or light yarn

                                                    Creating one of a kind Tie Dye T's
Happy crafting Everyone!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Water and the Mayo Clinics thoughts



THIS IS VERY INTERESTING THOUGHT I WOULD FORWARD IT.
Good thing to know!

Mayo Clinic
How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night!!

Heart Attack and Water - I never knew all of this ! Interesting.......

Something else I didn't know ... I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor -
Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement!
I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.
Correct time to drink water... Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!

Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body: 2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack


I can also add to this... My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.
Subject: FW: FW: Mayo clinic aspirin Good information.

Subject: Mayo Clinic on Aspirin - PASS IT ON

Mayo Clinic Aspirin Dr. Virend Somers, is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic, who is lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.

1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night.
The reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.

2. FYI, Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest for years, (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).

Please read on.
Something that we can do to help ourselves - nice to know.
Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue.
They work much faster than the tablets.

Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? It's about Heart Attacks -

There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.

Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.

The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up.
However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.

If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.

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- Say "heart attack!" - Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins. - Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and ....DO NOT LIE DOWN!

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witches alphabet


light workers creed


ZEUS BINDING SPELL

SAY:
 I call upon Zeus, chief ruler of immortals and mortals alike, most powerful
of all the gods, who was known as the omnipotent Father Zeus, and to the
Romans as Jupiter, and who punishes those who lie and break.
Around I bind you three times three
No more bad things you'll think of me
Around I bind you three times three
No more bad things you'll say of me
Around I bind you three times three
No more bad things you'll do to me
Around I bind you three times three
And if these things continue to be
Then back upon you three times three
'Til totally vanquished you will be
By the powers of three times three
By Earth and Fire, Air and Sea
I fix this spell, then set it free
'Twill give no harm to mine or me
As I so will, So Mote It Be!

MAGICK CANDLE BINDING



Get a large white candle, the kind that drips wax, and set it up on a tray.
Affix to it a photograph or other image of the person you wish to bind.
Make a ring of sea salt around it. Make a second ring with protective herbs.
Fill the rest of the tray with images that represent what you are binding the person from:
pictures of your family, keys to your house, legal documents, whatever.
If the problem is too complex for images, write what the person is bound from on slips of
paper and place them around the candle. Papyrus, or paper made from cotton or linen
work best for this. Use red ink if you are angry, purple ink if you are sad.
Wrap the candle and the image with black thread (linen, if possible).
Invoke Isis and Linda, the Binder With Linen Thread.
Say out loud what you are binding the person from.
Light the candle and leave it burn until the wax begins to drip over the thread and image.
Burn it every day for a week, until the image is thick with wax.
Use this as a meditation device to direct your will to binding the person.

KEEP A SECRET BINDING SPELL



This should be used to prevent someone from giving away a secret.
Clay or wax figure, or a cloth poppet, named after the person
Length of red silk Needle Piece of white cloth
With appropriate word, take a needle threaded with a twenty-one inch length of red silk
and sew up the mouth of the figure. Finish off by winding the thread all around the body of the figure.
The concentration is on the fact that the person is unable to speak on the forbidden subject
whatever the secret may be that is being safeguarded. At the end of the ritual, the poppet is
stored away in a safe place wrapped in a piece of white cloth.
So long as the thread remains in place, the person represented is bound.

PROTECT YOURSELF BINDING SPELL



(done during the waning moon)
Write the name of the person that you wish not to harm you on a piece of paper.
Now stare at the paper and visualize that person's face, visualize until you can vividly see
their face imprinted on the paper. Then fold the paper three times and tie it with a piece of
black thread or string. Place it in a small air-tight container (Tupperware, baby food jar etc).
Fill the container with water, and place at the back of the freezer where it won't be disturbed, saying:
 
"Stay there and freeze for as long as I please."

SPELL TO BIND AN ENEMY



What you'll need:
A small water tight jar black cord a pen filled with blood ink or ink that resembles blood
A bowl of water a black candle a piece of blank paper
How you do it:
Call the corners. End with South the fire corner and light the black candle.
Take the pen and write the name of the person you wish to bind on it, concentrate on the anger
and hate you feel toward this person, throw this anger into the paper, then fold the paper thrice.
Take the black cord and wrap it around the paper, at the same time repeat...
(name of person) I bind you from harming me
Do this until the cord covers the paper completely (use your Athame to cut any remaining cord).
Place the paper into the jar.
Take the black candle and allow wax droplets from it to fall into the bowl of water then pour
the water into the jar and seal it.
Place this jar into the back corner of your freezer where it will not be disturbed, as you do this say 

"stay there and freeze, for as long as I please."

Allow the candle to burn out and only remove the jar should you wish to do a different binding
or spell against the same person or if you wish to relinquish control back to that person.

SPELL FOR STOPPING HARASSMENT



The following spell is intended to cool down an explosive situation and encourage the
transgressing individual to leave you alone.
Tools: Paper Pen Large plastic bag suitable for the freezer Goddess candle Marking Pen
Arrange your tools on an altar. Light the Goddess candle. Cast a circle.
For your purposes, you'll want to include your kitchen in the circle, perhaps using the
kitchen counter as an impromptu altar.
Write the name of the individual who is harassing you or threatening you with harm on the piece of paper.
Concentrate on that personal departing from your life.
See them leaving you alone and allowing you to live in peace.
Chant your wishes regarding this individual as you write.
Let the God and Goddess know you do not want him harmed but wish them to leave you alone.
Continue to write their name until the paper is filled on both sides.
Fold the paper, then seal it with wax from your Goddess candle.
Place the paper in the plastic freezer bag.
Fill the freezer bag with water until 3/4 full.
Seal the bag. Mark on it "Spell working, do not open or thaw."

SPELL FOR THE BINDING OF UNION .




There are two kinds of union. One is temporary, for this lifetime or for part of this lifetime.
The other kind is the Eternal Marriage, which brings reunion across time, through reincarnation.
The Eternal Marriage is a soul mate thing that should not be undertaken lightly - making it with
the wrong person can adversely affect your karma. So can making it without reciprocation.
Making it with more than one person can make for a tumultuous love life in future incarnations.
Be careful. To work the spell, write both names on a piece of papyrus or good quality paper.
Bind it with red thread and burn it with herbs of love or Venus as you recite the spell.
Bury the ashes beneath a tree, or scatter them near the pyramids in Egypt.
It is an Arab proverb that 'time laughs at history, but the pyramids laugh at time'.
This is an eternal spell, unless you alter it.
Aphrodite Goddess of Degraded Love and the sanctity of marriage
make our cup to runneth over, and bless us with your Love

 
Aphrodite rising from the wine-dark sea
grant us health and fertility, fidelity and trust
grant us wealth and virility, honesty and lust
Aphrodite bless this union
make our two hearts beat as one
make the flames of passion
burn without burning us, hot without hurting us
blaze without blinding us, fire without end
Aphrodite force of nature
let us love each other so long as we shall live
let us give each other all we have to give
let us be together in this life and the next
Aphrodite Queen of Beauty
we do you honor each time we make love
make our bond to last forever
grant us eternal Love
Aphrodite Goddess of the windblown foam
give us healthy children and a happy home
Aphrodite bless this union and smile upon our Love..
SPELL FOR THE BINDING OF UNION 

There are two kinds of union. One is temporary, for this lifetime or for part of this lifetime. 
The other kind is the Eternal Marriage, which brings reunion across time, through reincarnation. 
The Eternal Marriage is a soul mate thing that should not be undertaken lightly - making it with 
the wrong person can adversely affect your karma. So can making it without reciprocation. 
Making it with more than one person can make for a tumultuous love life in future incarnations. 
Be careful. To work the spell, write both names on a piece of papyrus or good quality paper. 
Bind it with red thread and burn it with herbs of love or Venus as you recite the spell. 
Bury the ashes beneath a tree, or scatter them near the pyramids in Egypt. 
It is an Arab proverb that 'time laughs at history, but the pyramids laugh at time'. 
This is an eternal spell, unless you alter it. 
Aphrodite Goddess of Degraded Love and the sanctity of marriage 
make our cup to runneth over, and bless us with your Love 
Aphrodite rising from the wine-dark sea 
grant us health and fertility, fidelity and trust 
grant us wealth and virility, honesty and lust 
Aphrodite bless this union 
make our two hearts beat as one 
make the flames of passion 
burn without burning us, hot without hurting us 
blaze without blinding us, fire without end 
Aphrodite force of nature 
let us love each other so long as we shall live 
let us give each other all we have to give 
let us be together in this life and the next 
Aphrodite Queen of Beauty 
we do you honor each time we make love 
make our bond to last forever 
grant us eternal Love 
Aphrodite Goddess of the windblown foam 
give us healthy children and a happy home 
Aphrodite bless this union and smile upon our Love..

FREE FROM HARM BINDING SPELL



1 new black compact with mirror 1 picture of person to be bound
1 black candle 1 white candle
27" piece of black cord 9" square of black silk (or cotton)
Oil: Rose (for the properties of banishing, releasing and balance)
Incense: Dragon's Blood (for the properties of binding, protection, and purification)
Herb: Rue (for the properties of blessing, healing, and purification)
On the night of the full moon, take the compact and open it upside down
(never look into the mirror), and dig out the tin powder container.
Without looking into the mirror, place it face up in a safe place where no one will
look into it, yet it will reflect the light of the moon. The following morning (before
sunrise, if possible), close the compact and wrap it in the black silk. The following
night, as the moon is just beginning to wane, set up your altar as usual, cast your
circle, etc. Begin by anointing the Black Candle with the Rose Oil...
(hold candle with thumb and forefinger, rub oil with power hand from wick down;
then bottom up; focusing on your intent to protect yourself from this individual).
Next, anoint the white candle in the opposite manner (focusing on your intent to
bring harmony, balance and enlightenment to the current situation).
Empower the Rue, focusing your intent on all of the above.
(Don't forget to empower the Rose Oil with the intentions listed beside it, above.)
Light the black candle, saying:
 

This candle burns for my intent,
Sending back what sender sent.
Freeing all from harm by s/he,
An' it harm none, so mote it be.
Light the white candle, saying:
This candle burns for his/her intent,
Learning from what back is sent.
Freeing him/her from harm by s/he,
An' it harm none, so mote it be.
Take the picture, and while anointing say:
Here the face of harm doth lie,
May he/she look him/herself in the eye.
May he/she see the harm and turn,
Before the Wheel fires cease their burn.
Oh, Deities of Justice see!
An' it harm none so mote it be.

 
Lay the picture on your Pentacle, pick up the compact and open it upside down
(remember, don't look in the mirror!). With the bottom flat on the altar, and the mirror
facing away from you (reflecting the candle light), sprinkle the Rue in the bottom of
the compact (concentrating on your intention), place the picture (face up) on top of
the Rue and close the compact.
Take up the cord and begin binding the compact saying:

 
I bind you here for harm you've done,
To see yourself alone as one.
I bind you here to learn your woes,
To turn them as the Sabbats go.
I bind you not for harm to come,
But to see the truth of what you've done.
I bind with love, I bind with care,

 

Pass the bound compact through the flame of each candle, the smoke of the
incense, and sprinkle it with blessed water. Place it on the pentacle.
Raise your power. When you release it, focus on the bound person.
See them learning from their own mistakes, see yourself free of further harm from
them, and focus on the love that the Lord and Lady have for all their children.
When finished, simply say: 


This spell is done, an' it harm none,
By Earth, Sky and Sea, So Mote It Be! 

 
Close circle. Wrap compact in black silk and put it someplace safe.
A Short Incantation To Use When Making Poppets
O creature of (wax, wood, cloth) I take from thee thy heart so cold
I replace it with the power of old.
Fire and water shall give spirit to thee Earth and air, your form to be
Be thou______In mind, body and soul In my hands your life I hold.
Forever now, hearts beat as one This I say true, and be it done!