Saturday, January 31, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
By knot of one, the spell begun
By knot of two, it cometh true
By knot of three, so mote it be
By knot of four, this power I store
By knot of five, this spells alive
By knot of six, this spell I fix
By knot of seven, events I'll leaven
By knot of eight, it will be fate
By knot of nine, what's done is mine!
Keep the knotted yarn with you at all times, tuck it in your purse, or pocket. and every once in a while run your fingers over the knots and visualize of what you asked for happening.
Posted by Judith at 3:38 AM
Friday, January 23, 2015
1 pound of pumpkin
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
Beat together and then add:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 Teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup Yellow raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Pour the batter into three buttered one-pound coffee cans, and place in oven standing up. Bake at 350 for an hour 15 minutes or until a straw from a witch's broom, inserted in the cake, comes out clean
Cool the cakes, turn them on their sides and frost with:
4 oz. cream cheese
3 tablespoons butter,
1 teaspoon lemon juice,
1/2 box confectioner's sugar
sprinkle with chopped walnuts
Posted by Judith at 6:24 AM
On the first night of the full moon. Go outside with a glass of water. Hold the glass up to the moon and say:
Ancient Moons, lend your power.
Bring me peace this very hour.
I call upon your strength and might,
Bless your child this secret night.
then slowly, while looking at the moon, drink the entire glass of water... feel the healing powers of the moon beams enter your body and start repairing the damage.
Posted by Judith at 6:15 AM
Sunday, January 04, 2015
Forget coconut water. Athletes swear by pickle juice's scientifically proven benefits to exercise recovery. In one 2010 study, pickle juice halted post-workout muscle cramps in 85 seconds. That, plus its electrolyte-restoring powers has even yielded Pickle Juice Sport - a dill-flavored sports drink. But really, most athletes stick to good old Vlasic!
For those same reasons, pickle juice is widely used as a cure for menstrual cramps. It may also prevent you from eating four bags of potato chips in one day. Not that we ever did that. That was a friend.
Add a heavy splash of pickle juice to a pot of simple boiled potatoes for a fantastic side dish. The flavors absorb so perfectly you won't want to add salt, butter, sour cream, or anything to these taters once you're done. Making potato salad? Skip the mayo, and toss with veggies and pickle juice for a much healthier (and more flavorful) version.
Odds are you've seen this cocktail on a bar menu sometime in the last couple years (lore has it they were first sold out of a London food truck in 2011). Perhaps you scoffed or called it a fad, but the truth is bartenders claim this to be the perfect complement to whiskey, instantly soothing the taste buds and aftershock of a rough liquor. Order one, and you will order five. For bonus points, follow that up with a Pickletini.
If you can stomach it on a hangover tummy, pickle juice is a known folk remedy that actually works. It replenishes your depleted sodium levels and helps to assist in rehydration. In many countries, people even take a shot of pickle juice before going out to help prevent dehydration in the first place.
Pickle juice works in place of vinegar in salad dressing, soups, or virtually any recipe. It is essentially vinegar on steroids.
Along with its flavor-boosting benefits, pickle juice seems to have the same health effects as straight-up vinegar. Particularly effective as a heartburn soother, pickle juice may also help to avoid blood-sugar spikes if taken with a meal.
Bloody Mary Booster:
On the not-as-healthy-but-just-as-important side of the spectrum, pickle juice is absolutely dynamite in a Bloody Mary. When its hangover-killing benefits combine with a little hair of the dog, nothing could make your Sunday morning any greater. Except cronuts.
Food industry insiders have been using pickle juice to clear blackened copper pans for years. It also works well as a grill cleaner, making those charred, crusted-on bits much easier to scrape off.
Dill Pickle Bread:
Make this. Make it now.
True, you can buy these on pickleaddicts.com (actual, real thing), but you can also just pour some of this glorious nectar into pop molds, paper cups, or ice-cube trays and make your own savory summer snack.
Or maybe you just want some more pickles? Empty your vegetable drawer and throw some onions, carrots, peppers, whatever, into the jar of leftover pickle juice. Let them sit for a few days and BOOM: new pickles!
Meat Tenderizer & Marinade:
Pickle juice has amazing meat-tenderizing abilities and, as a marinade, will add a ton of flavor to your meats, without the extra cals in heavy sauces or marinades. It works exceptionally well on chicken - some claim a skinless breast soaked overnight in pickle juice will taste like fried chicken when cooked, and we say that is voodoo but we're okay with it. Try it on cuts of pork and beef, too.
There is very little in this world that sounds more healthy-boring than poached fish. But, add your pickle juice to the poaching water and you will never look back.
The high vinegar and salt content of pickle juice has made it a longtime favorite with gardeners. Dumping it on dandelions, thistle, and virtually all common weeds that crop up around your home. Bonus, it's pet-friendly and you probably already have it in your fridge!
We lost track of all the things you can add pickle juice to, but some favorites include: BBQ sauce, hummus, chicken salad, mac 'n' cheese, gazpacho, deviled eggs, vinaigrette, borscht, beet salad, salsa, bean dip, sauerbraten, and meatloaf.
We've found little scientific evidence backing up this claim (and, frankly, we're glad the scientists are working on other things), but many, many people claim that the number-one cure for hiccups is a small glass of pickle juice. Given how well this stuff works on everything else in the world, we believe it.
Posted by Judith at 3:09 PM
Saturday, January 03, 2015
You will need a black candle
Do this on the waning moon.
crush the herbs in your hands to release the oil and then lay them around the base of the candle.
Light the candle and say:
Release procrastination from mind
my slow state I leave behind.
Empty now all negativity
and leave only peace and clarity.
I work with speed.
This is my will so shall it be harm to none nor return on me.
Repeat this three or nine times
Posted by Judith at 3:37 AM