Feb. 7th, 2012

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Carrot, honey and ginger soup [packed with vitamin C]

One onion
4-5 carrots, grated
Small piece fresh ginger
2 dessert spoonfuls of honey
1 dessert spoonful of olive oil
Chop the onion and sauté in olive oil till transparent, add in a pint of stock, add the carrots. Allow to cook for 20 mins. Then add the honey, grate about a thumb sized piece of ginger and add. Cook for a few more mins. Liquidise till smooth, you can add salt and pepper to taste.
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by Scott Cunningham

Herbal sachets, or charms, consist of herbs and other
materials tied-up in bits of cloth. Some sachets ward
off certain energies or disease; others draw specific
situations or powers to you.

Easy to make and pleasing to the nose, sachets are a
distinctive and aromatic gift for the holidays.

Items needed:

7 parts Juniper
4 parts Cinnamon
4 parts Allspice
4 parts Ginger
4 parts Caraway
2 parts Nutmeg
2 parts Rosemary
2 parts Lemon peel
2 parts Orange peel
1 part Clove
1 part Bay
2 pinches Orris root

Tie up in a green or red cloth and give as a gift
on Yule or Christmas.


"The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews",
by Scott Cunningham

Salmon dish

Feb. 7th, 2012 03:05 pm
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Salmon x2 brought defrosted slices [for the amount of people cooking for, in this I’m doing it for 2 people, so double up depending on if you need more]
Artichoke hearts in oil x1 can
Pick a herb~ basil, oregano, thyme, marjoram, etc. handful of one of these.
Olives, one can
Seasoning-pepper and salt
Lemon juice
Sliced, diced and chopped vegetables of your choice- aubergine, coloured peppers etc.
Get a tray that you’ll be cooking these in, add the fish a good length apart [so the other things can cook around them].
Open the cans of the list above. Chop the herb of your choice and add this to a small bowl with the juice of one lemon and the seasoning, mix with a fork and add this over the fish. Place the veg around the salmon slices, and add the artichoke hearts as well-this comes in it’s own oil and will be sufficient to be oily for the whole dish, plus the fish contains oils too. Add the drained olives as well.
Cook on an average temp- around 180 degrees C, for about 30mins-1 hour check occasionally to see when the fish has coloured a light golden brown.
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4 chicken breasts, or do 6 for 6 people
Orange ; organic-the skin has a lot less pesticides in
One garlic clove
One tablespoon fresh basil
Black pepper to taste
Grate the orange skin using a grater and juice the remaining orange. Add, garlic, chopped basil and pepper. using a sharp knife make cuts in the chicken breasts, then lay them on a baking tray. Pour the orange mixture onto them, rubbing into the cuts as well. Leave to marinade for 10 mins, then grill the meat. serve, if you have left over sauce, add it or leave as a sauce for something else.
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Before running them under water, get your brushes ready. Dab a little olive oil onto a kitchen/paper towel, rub the brushes in this, then place through some shampoo/liquid soap and wash through [make sure not to get the metal bit wet, as you don’t want this to rust], place on top a radiator/some where warm to dry.
The bristles come out softer.
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[Use this as an overnight treatment.]
Honey- draws moisture into the skin and soothes inflammation.
Beeswax- forms a protective film which helps to prevent moisture loss.
Sweet almond & Evening Primrose oils- nourish the skin.
Essential oils- stimulate new, healthy skin cells.
Needed-
15 g Beeswax, grated
1 tsp clear honey
160ml Sweet almond oil
4 evening primrose oil capsules
350ml distilled water
5 drops Palmarosa essential oil
5 drops Neroli/ Petitgrain essential oil
5drops lavender essential oil
Method-
1. Melt the beeswax, honey and sweet almond oil in a heat proof basin over a pan of simmering water. Pierce the oil capsules and squeeze the contents into the melted mixture.
2. Add the distilled water, drop by drop at first, beating with a whisk or electric mixer on a low speed.
3. After adding and mixing in about 2 tsp water, remove from the heat and beat with the remaining water, a little at a time. Add the essential oils, beating continuously until the mixture thickens.
4. Spoon into a glass jar, with a screw top/recycled cosmetic container. The cream will set fairly firmly but melts on contact with the skin, keep in the fridge for up to 6 months-use in that time.
To make a more simple protective cream
[This is an easier way to make the above if you lack certain ingredients/equipment]
1. Get a moisturiser base-this will be a non-scented cream (usually get them from your local supermarket/chemist or cosmetics store).
2. Add whatever essential oil you love the smell of {do not use more than 3 oils} for example~
Orange, Lavender and rose make a good combination. Use 3 drops of Orange essential oil, 7 drops of Lavender essential oil, 2 drops of Rose essential oil. Rose essential oil can be expensive as can Chamomile, you generally want to get something you’ll like the smell of and that’s quite cheap. Orange oil, as well as other oils can cause photo toxicity~(be careful in sunlight on the skin). Other oils are not advised to be used in Pregnancy.
So do check out what you may like to use via; library books/online before getting and using any. You may also want to check out protection oils in using the cream for a protection spell.
3. Stir with a stick or shake lightly.
If you wish to add some Evening Primrose capsules, then do so. Just pierce with a pin and add to the cream-discarding the capsule coating.
4. Use on the hands for protection.
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From Homesteading Housewife

1 (18 1/4 ounce) box devil's food cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
confectioners' sugar for rolling

1. Preheat oven to 350°
2. Stir dry cake mix, oil and eggs in a large bowl until dough forms.
3. Dust hands with confectioners' sugar and shape dough into 1" balls.
4. Roll balls in confectioners' sugar and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until center is JUST SET.
6. Remove from pans after a minute or so and cool on wire racks.

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