apple & pear

Correspondences for Mabon

Animals: Goose, Swan

Beverages: Beer, Cider, Mead, Wine

Colors: Blue, brown, gold, green, orange, red, yellow

Foods: Apple, corn, grain, nuts, pear, pomegranate, pumpkin, sweet potato, wheat

Gemstones: Amber, citrine, sapphire, tigers eye, gold topaz

Incense: Frankincense, myrrh, pine, sage, sweetgrass

Plants: acorns, gourds, pinecones, vines

Symbols: cornucopia, double spiral, scales, scythe, sun wheel

Magical energies: Acknowledge hard work, agriculture, ancestry, balance, bounty, completion, divination, equality, forgiveness, harvest, honor, hospitality, meditation, mystery, offering, otherworld, planning, preparation, reflection, rest, sacrifice, settle debts, soul, success, Thanks giving, vision quests.

Wine in Witchcraft!

I saw this post by @cosmic-witch and realized… I don’t think I’ve ever seen correspondences written up for types of wine before! So I spent some time and put some together based on their flavors/aromas/etc. Enjoy, wine-loving witches!

Wine in general is associated with happiness, success, love, relationships, and offerings.

Red Wine

In General

Element: Earth
Season: Winter
Associations: Love, warmth, contemplation, happiness, success, money, passion, health, lust

Cabernet Sauvignon

Tastes Like: Full-bodied, bell pepper, olives, herbs, black cherry, tannic/rough
Element: Earth
Associations: Grounding, protection, banishing, strength, energy, lust, fertility, ancestors, written magic such as sigils

Merlot

Tastes Like: Soft/round, blackberry, cherry, plum, herbal notes
Element: Water, fire
Associations: Unity, love, passion, self-care, protection, healing, prosperity, sexuality, sea witchcraft, water magic

Pinot Noir

Tastes Like: Delicate and fresh, fruity, tea leaf, worn leather, tomato leaf, pale cherry, beet root, strawberry, blackberry, earthy
Element: Earth, air
Associations: Prosperity, protection, wealth, success, beauty, passion, glamours

Shiraz

Tastes Like: Hearty, spicy, black pepper, black currant, clove, blackberry, plum, leather, tar
Element: Fire, earth
Associations: Wealth, banishing, divination, tech witchcraft, comfort, mystery, secrets, endings

Zinfandel

Tastes Like: Rich, zesty, raspberry, raisin, black cherry, blackberry, pepper
Element: Earth
Associations: Growth, wealth, plant magic, vigor, stamina, happiness, love, healing, versatility

White Wine

In General

Element: Air
Season: Summer
Associations: Joy, happiness, love, relationships, friendships, endings, success, energy, purification

Chardonnay

Tastes Like: Wider-bodied, light, velvety, apricot, mango, green apple, citrus, melon, vanilla
Element: Water
Associations: Peace, emotions, safety, success, happiness, balance, polarity, purification, mental power/abilities

Muscat

Tastes Like: Sweet, acidic, fruity, grapefruit, musk, citrus, apricot, rose, caramel
Element: Air
Associations: Love, mystery, lust, relationships, fertility, purity, cleansing, healing, love magic

Pinot Grigio

Tastes Like: Crisp, dry, fruity, peach, pear, acidic
Element: Air
Associations: Rebirth, endings, new beginnings, happiness, reality, creativity, longevity, divination (especially open-ended, like tarot)

Riesling

Tastes Like: Steely, crisp, fresh, slightly sweet, pear, apple, peach, petrol, honey
Element: Fire, water
Associations: Energy, movement, growth, rebirth, love, friendship, attraction, activity such as dance, preparation, cleansing

Sauvignon Blanc

Tastes Like: Herbal, grass, bell pepper, green apple, lime, gooseberry, jalapeno, melon, mango, black currant, passionfruit, peach
Element: Air, earth
Associations: Love, peace, friendship, companionship, arts, healing, happiness, joy, spirit work

Rosé Wine

In General

Element: Air
Season: Spring
Associations: Beginnings, happiness, excitement, friendship, new romance, love, passion, playfulness, relaxation, luck

Sparkling Wine

In General

Element: Fire
Season: Summer
Associations: Success, completion, celebration, wealth, opportunity, setting things in motion, prosperity, space witchcraft, weather magic, adding a “spark”

Feel free to use these however you’d like and add your favorite wines!

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(Damn you, new episode of MLP D: )

🍂🍁 Samhain Harvest Butter.🍁🍂

This harvest butter is just too good to pass up and its super easy too!

What You Need:

  • A slow cooker (crock pot)
  • 6 pears (peeled,cored, and chunked.)
  • 4 big fuji apples (peeled, cored, and chunked.)
  • 2 cups of butternut squash or pumpkins cubed. (Fresh or frozen)
  • 2 lemons (juiced)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 ¼ cup maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1/2tsp ground allspice
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • Mason jars
  • Blender
  • Crock pot liners
  • Wooden spoon

What to do:

  1. Line your crock pot with the liner. (This makes for easier clean up!)
  2. Combine all ingredients.
  3. Place the top on the crock pot and put the wooden spoon between the lid and crock, this leaves room for liquid evaporation.
  4. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.(cook another 1-2 hours on high if more evaporation needs to be done.)
  5. Cool completely, remove cinnamon sticks, and blend together into a nice puree.
  6. Jar the Butter and enjoy! (Shelf life is 6 months, When frozen can last 4 months, can last 2 months in the fridge once opened.)

I hope you all enjoy this butter as much as my family and friends have! This makes for a perfect gift for Samhain sabbats or even just every day use! Great for biscuits, toast, muffins, and pancakes!

Happy homes, and happy crafting!

Emoji in Japanese

Originally posted by animefoodissugoi

Valentines is coming, let’s translate sweets!!

🍡(Dango) 団子
🍦(Ice Cream) アイスクリーム
🍧(Shaved Ice) かき氷
🍩(Doughnut) ドーナツ
🍪(Cookie) クッキー
🎂(Cake) ケーキ
🍰(Shortcake) ショートケーキ
🍫(Chocolate) チョコレート      
🍬(Candy) お菓子
🍭(Lollipop) ロリポップ
🍮(Pudding) プリン
🍯(Honey) 蜂蜜(はちみつ)


Originally posted by memmil

Let’s go all the way and translate all the food emojis!!

🍇(Grapes) 葡萄(ぶとう)
🍈(Melon) メロン
🍉(Watermelon) 西瓜(すいか)
🍊(Tangerine) タンジエリン
🍋(Lemon) レモン
🍌(Banana) バナナ
🍍(Pineapple) プイナップル
🍎(Apple)   りんご
🍐(Pear) 梨の未(なしのみ)
🍑(Peach) 桃(もも)
🍒(Cherry) チェリー
🍓(Strawberry) いちご
🍅(Tomato) トマト
🍆(Eggplant) 茄子(なす)
🌽(Corn) 玉蜀黍(とおもろこし)
🍄(Mushroom) 茸(きのこ)
🍞(Bread) パン
🍖(Meat) 肉(にく)
🍗(Chicken) 鶏(にわとり)
🍔(Hamburger) ハンバーガー
🍟(French Fries) フレンチポテト
🍕(Pizza) ピザパイ
🍳(Cooking) 料理 (りょうり)
🍲(Hotpot) 鍋(なべ)
🍱(Bento Box) 弁当(べんとう)
🍘(Rice Cracker) 煎餅(せんべい)
🍙(Rice Ball) おにぎり
🍚(Rice) ご飯(ごはん)
🍛(Curry Rice) かれー
🍜(Ramen) ラメン
🍝(Spaghetti) スパゲテイ
🍠(Sweet Potato) 焼き芋(やきいも)
🍢(Barbeque) おでん
🍣(Sushi) すし
🍤(Fried Shrimp) 天ぷら(てんぷら)
🍥(Fish Cake) なると//しんじょ
☕(Coffee) コーヒー
🍵(Tea) お茶(おちゃ)
🍶(Sake) 酒(さけ)
🍷(Wine) ワイン
🍸(Cocktail) カクテル
🍹(Tropical) トロピカルドリンク
🍺(Beer) ベール
🍻(Cheers) 乾杯(かんぱい)

- James and Sirius start an underground business at Hogwarts called Moonywear in which they sell off Remus’s sweaters.
- All the Gryffindors secretly have at least one.
- They’re really soft okay
- And they smell nice.
- And everyone low key has a crush on Moony.
- Remus is just confused as hell.
- Like where are they all going?
- he’s just glad that his mum’s neighbor back in Wales (fite welsh moony is life) gives her free wool.
- Sirius keeps the most worn ones to himself. They have the most memories attached to them he could never let just ANYBODY where them.
- James insists that he ‘test drive’ them all before selling. ’ What if one turned around and strangled out customer pads!? That’s bad business!’ He’s just too dignified to save any for himself.
- Peter keeps the one with the Apple and pear patterns.
- They pull in a lot of profit from it though. Everybody wants some Moonywear. It’s the new trend.
- it’s actually kind of hilarious seeing all of these people walking around in oversized jumpers with hideous patternry like they’re top shit.
- Remus gets more confused
- They spend most of the money on blackmarket pain medication and chocolate.
- And if a new pair of shoes show up under his bed just after his ancient boots finally give up the ghost then who is Remus to complain.
- also Remus DEFINITELY recognises that jumper and why the fuck is Ted Tonks from HUFFLEPUFF wearing it!? It is NOT a coincidence James I KNOW my mother’s stitching!
- he only finds out after Hogwarts when he’s visiting James and Lilly and a bunch of his old jumpers are hanging out on the line.