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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
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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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Four Quarter Harmony

1-cup diced quince (Earth)
1-cup mulberries (Air)
1 orange, peeled and sectioned (Fire)
1 large apple, diced (Water)
1-qt. vodka
2/3-cup honey
1/8-tsp. cinnamon and ginger

Place the fruits in a large oven-proof crock with vodka and allow to soak for 4-5 hours. Mix in the honey and spices next, covering the crock securely. A flour and water paste over the edges helps to keep flavor, aroma and alcohol content at a good level. Place the entire mixture in the oven at 200 degrees F for 10 hours. Cool and strain, serving either hot or cold.

Alternatives: If you can not readily find quince, feel free to substitute fresh or canned pears (in juice, not syrup).

from 'Kitchen Witch's Guide to Brews and Potions' by Patricia Telasco
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Melinda Pappa’s Salsa with Lime Juice
3 lbs of Roma tomatoes
2 bunches scallions
1 medium sized white onion
5 Anaheim Chilis (or 2 cans of diced green chilis)
2 bunches Fresh Cilantro (also known as Coriander) 10
cloves garlic or the equivalent dried garlic powder
2 Fresh limes (Do not use bottled lime juice)

In large bowl, press garlic through garlic press, and mix with the juice
of the 2 limes. Finely chop onion and then add 1 teaspoon of black
pepper. Coarsely chop cilantro, tomatoes and scallions (including half
of the tops) and add to the bowl. Chill and serve.

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2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 box raisins or hazelnuts
Honey (if you use hazelnuts)

Mix the dry ingredients together until blended and role the raisins in
it. If you use hazelnuts, you will need to dip them in honey first.
You may adjust ingredients to suit your tastes.

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Pink Drink

May. 26th, 2006 07:54 pm
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This is regarded as a potent flower potion, because carnations were used to spice up wines and foods and were also a symbol of passionate love to the Romans - and to modern Italians. They have a wonderful clove-like taste, but you must use the real thing - called clove pink or clove carnation. Sipping this with someone you like quite well could move the relationship on to a higher plateau

You will need:

1 cinnamon stick

petals from about 6 clove carnations (approx. 100g fresh flowers)

a pinch of ground ginger

100g brown sugar

500ml spring water

a few drops of glycerin

sparkling mineral water or lemonade to serve

Put the first five ingredients in a saucepan and bring very slowly to the boil, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat and simmer for about ten minutes, when the syrup begins to thicken, remove from the heat and cool. Add a few drops of glycerin, and the mixture will become pinker. Make up your potion by straining about 30ml of this liquid into a glass and topping up with sparkling water or lemonade. If you're not a teetotaler it is also delicious added to champagne - and will turn it a gentle rose color
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Devil Of A Remedy For Arthritis

Combine equal parts of devil's claw, passionflower, and ginger.
Then use 1 teaspoon of this devine potion per 1 cup of boiling water.
Steep. covered, for 20 minutes, strain. then drink 1 cup two or three times a
day to tame flare ups.


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