blended instruction

Microwaved potato chips, homemade hummus, and veggie sticks! 

Hummus ingredients:

  • 2 cans of garbanzo beans 
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • a sprig of cilantro to garnish and or add a tablespoon to the blend!

Hummus Instructions:

Drain garbanzo beans, save and set aside the liquid from one can. Throw all ingredients into a blender/food processor and adjust and add more of the bean liquid and of each ingredient to taste and preference. Garnish with chopped cilantro. 

Preparing the potatoes:

Slicing the potatoes: I used a mandolin slicer to slice my potatoes. The trick I figured out to get ultra thin slices is to find your longest potato and cut the largest and thinnest slice you can from it (either using a knife or the mandolin slicer), set that slice down on the mandolin slicer, as if you’re about to slice it, hold it with your non-dominant hand, and slice the rest of your potatoes on top of the largest slice! I know it sounds complicated, but basically the big slice elevates the bottom so the rest of your potatoes are sliced thinner! Worked pretty well for me, maybe I’ll do a demonstration if someone requests it. Otherwise if you are slicing by hand, try to cut them as close to paper thin as you can.

Wash the potatoes:

Soak the sliced potatoes in cold water until the water runs clear to wash the starch off. Then thoroughly dry the potatoes with paper towels.

Microwave instructions:

Oil a microwave-safe plate, arrange one layer of potato slices on the plate, don’t overlap slices. Microwave chips for 1 minute and flip, repeat until potatoes are crispy and starting to brown.

Seasoning instructions:

Mix together in a bowl 1 teaspoon of garlic powder,  1 teaspoon of onion powder,  1 teaspoon of salt, and ¼ teaspoon of pepper. Toss chips around in the bowl to season and serve! 

There are many different amazing ways you can season your potato chips! Just look up potato chip seasoning recipes.

Have fun and eat on!


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OIls &-

I know a lot of people are curious about oils. I’m sure we’ve all walked into a shop or two at some point in our lives and saw that daunting display of little vials. Or the shelves of some health store stacked and packed of them. OF course not all oils are the same. With the sheer amount and ability to make oil out of every single plant, herb, and bark if you need it it’s out there! What I’m going to talk about in this post is buying and mixing for your own personal collection. To use as fragrance’s or in any rituals you feel need an extra boost. 

Now we all know there’s a large handful of companies out there that sell and manufacture oils for the public (and I would talk about how to make your own but that’s a HUGE investment and the process is long so another post for that maybe later!) When shopping for your oils you just need to make sure of One thing. Look at the labels, check the ingredients to make sure it isn’t diluted. The best oils to work with are Essential Oils. I can’t stress this enough. Oils that aren’t of the essential variety have been diluted, you’ll wield little to no result so you can’t say I didn’t warn you. Brands can hardly make a difference just make sure you’re working with essential oils. 

Onto the fun part! Mixing them all together! Now about 99% of the time that I use oils myself I like to anoint things with them. Candles, tools, herbs to be burned, mixing them into incense and even myself if I feel I need an extra charge of a certain type of energy. With that in mind I’m going to tell you all now a trick I have so you aren’t rubbing $18 dollars of oil over an athame before every ritual. (no one is made of THAT much money ok?) For every recipe, concoction and blend, I like to mix 1/8 of a cup of a carrier oil. 

“Whoa whoa whoa! But you said to work with essential oils only not blended oils!” I know. It might seem confusing but believe it or not the carrier oils are just that. They are light enough and have such neutral energies that they take on the scent, properties, and energies of the essentials you mix them with. The variety to choose from are as follows. 

Safflower
Almond
Sunflower
Hazelnut
Coconut
Grape seed
Apricot Kernel 
Jojoba

My new and personal favorite is a 50/50 blend of grape seed and jojoba. [Lets remember to make this 50/50 mix before we measure out the 1/8 c. to use with your choice of essential oils] Because technically speaking jojoba isn’t an oil but a type of wax, it helps keep the oils from spoiling MUCH longer. Giving you a bigger bang for your buck. Because whats better then having oils that last their time and a half right?

NOTE: Another reason to mix essential oils with one of these amazing carrier oils is because some can be a mild to sever irritant to skin. With spells calling for blends to be rubbed behind ears, at elbow joints or on your wrists among other spots believe me when I say you don’t want to break out in hives. Of course not everyone has delicate skin but I wouldn’t risk it so I’m asking you lot not to as well. If you are ALLERGIC to anything PLEASE DO NOT USE THEIR OILS. I know it should be obvious but mistakes and misunderstandings can happen. Carrier oils do NOT dilute essential oils (which are concentrated compounds of the original plant of choice) to the point where you will stop being allergic. SO BE CAREFUL!.  

-Blending!

Now for the fun part! Blending the oils is one of the most rewarding parts of all this work. When the product is in hand I always like to make sure I’m envisioning the type of situations where it would help. Use your own magic to give the essential oils a boost. Some people do this different ways by meditating before they use the oils well after their blended, but the longer that energy and good will is with them the better I feel. 

So, there are two ways to do the blending. You can have the essential oils kept in their original vials and take them out to be mixed with a carrier oil just before needed; Or you can get a small collection of your own amber (or clear if you remember to keep them in a dry dark spot) bottles. My personal opinion? If you’re making a blend to be used mix the essentials with the carrier ahead of time. Give them a day or two (at least an hour or so) to mingle and meld before being used. 

At times some oils wont want to be mixed. Personally I don’t like shaking. Seems a bit violent and erratic energy wise. I usually just use a stopper to gently stir them together. Or I make sure the lid is on tight enough and turn the bottle side ways and spin it clockwise. Over time stubborn oils will separate (some faster then others) This is perfectly fine and normal. Just be sure to give your vials and/or jars a spin or three before use and it’ll be perfect. 

Now this post is getting a bit long, so I’ll probably make other posts including recipes. To make it easy I’ll be linking to each as their made on each post. As always if you guys have any questions feel free to drop an ask or note. 

Blessed Be!

❀Nyx❀

Disloyal endeavours

Originally posted by peakyblinded

Tommy has a romance with both the reader and grace


Thomas Shelby - Disloyal endeavours

You elbowed your way through the rowdy men, the innocent smile and endearing femininity you had kept up during the earlier hours of the day were long gone, no longer needing to keep up the front Tommy had ensured you perfected as the majority of the plan was complete. Smile and blend, those were his instructions, something you tended to struggle with. Your eyes focused straight ahead, the busy crowds around you too drunk and confused to be aware of the rifle swinging by your side whilst you strode towards the steps, the meeting point Tommy had given you.

You soon saw him, a smug smirk playing on your lips as you praised yourself for being on time, as always. His foot landed on the 3rd step when you saw him stop and turn, his attention being drawn elsewhere. You pushed through the clearing watching him hastily retreat to the bottom of the steps, noting the panic on his face. When you finally managed to get a clear view, it took everything in you to not grab your rifle and aim it at her pretty little face.

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The Magweno Moth Wing Tutorial is now available!

This is a 36 page tutorial on how to design, cut, sew and dye moth wings just like the ones on my own moth dolls! 

It includes detailed instructions and photographs on how to:
➤ Prepare and print a digital moth image for use
➤ Mark out, cut and sew the wings on a sewing machine
➤ Attach interfacing to make the wings stiffer
➤ Select which colours to use and how to layer them
➤ Blending techniques
➤ Instructions on how to match up both sides so they look symmetrical
➤ Tips and tricks on how to get smooth blends and accurate markings

You too could make your own stunning, soft and beautiful moth wings! I have been inundated with requests on how to make these and have been shy about sharing my secrets until now. I have perfected my technique and have plenty of tips and tricks to share and have collated them into this one PDF.

It’s a specific walk-through to the first image, the Luna moth wings, but the principles can be used on any design! There is an inspiration sheet to give you more ideas, and a list of suppliers for materials and an idea how much materials will cost in two different countries.

Purchasing this tutorial also gives you access to prioritised advice via email! All messages using the secret subject heading will be responded to in depth, without being elusive or coy, and within 12-24 hours.

This is a beginner level tutorial, although you may need to know how to use a straight stitch on a sewing machine.

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DIY Screenprinting

Need something to do this weekend?  Have any projects planned for the future?  You know, aside from reading more comics?  Or perhaps you want to learn about a new hobby, while ALSO reading comics.  No need to make sacrifices here!

If that’s the case, this here is the perfect book for you, dear readers.  DIY SCREENPRINTING by John Isaacson explains concisely how to produce screenprinted t-shirts for the market at large!  It also peppers in a casual and clever humor between the important details, so as not to be the atypical illustrated instruction manual.  And thank goodness for that!

John Isaacson tells us everything we need to know about turning a home into a t-shirt factory and then how to sell those t-shirts on the street corners as a burgeoning small business!  All this told through his eccentric and sweeping humor we learn to be ready for anything on the forefront of street merchant sales.  I don’t want to spin and dance up the facts about this one.  Isaacson tells a solid narrative while at the same time explaining what it takes to be prepared for street markets.  It truly is well written.  Excellently written in fact.

The writing itself is inherently casual, simple even, but the way in which narrative and instruction blend together effortlessly after we learn how to make shirts is exceptional.  Coupled with Isaacson’s cartoony, comic strip style-art during narrative panels, and almost technical drawing accuracy during instructional panels, DIY SCREENPRINTING will prove to be a great way to learn this craft.

This reviewer needed a refresher on screenprinting.  This book is going to come in handy, and unlike instruction manuals on the subject, I won’t mind reading it multiple times.

-Matthew Burbridge

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The Cozy Café - Inside Out Cinnamon Rolls

For the buns:

6g active dry yeast (about 2 teaspoons)
3 tablespoons warm water
1 cup whole milk, at room temperature
5 tablespoons castor sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
500g bread flour (about 3 ½ cups)
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons softened butter
egg wash (1 egg, beaten with a tablespoon of water)

For the cinnamon filling:

1 cup finely chopped marshmallows
1 ½ tablespoons ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ cup non-fat dry milk powder
⅓ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 egg yolks
2½ tablespoons milk

For the icing:

1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
Heavy cream as needed to blend

Instructions

^ In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water and set aside for 5 minutes. In a separate bowl, beat together the milk, sugar, and egg.

^ In a large mixing bowl or mixer with a dough hook attachment, combine the flour and salt. Add in the yeast and milk mixtures.

^ If using a mixer, knead with a dough hook on low for a minute, and then high for 2 minutes.

^ Then add the softened butter and knead on a medium high setting for 13 minutes.If kneading by hand, knead for about 8 minutes and add the butter.

^ Then knead for another 25-30 minutes (you may want to switch on the TV or something). Basically, you need to knead and develop the gluten until you can stretch a piece of dough really thin without it breaking.

^ Cover the bowl with a damp towel and allow the dough to rise for 50 minutes.

^ After it’s proofed, punch out all the air and divide the dough into 12 equal pieces.

^ Let it rest for 15 minutes while you make the filling—just mix all the filling ingredients together in a bowl.

^ To shape the buns, simply roll each piece out into a long rectangle, about 10 inches long. Spread a layer of filling onto each, and roll it up lengthwise like a cigar.

^ Cut the cigar in half lengthwise, leaving it attached at one end, so it kind of looks like a long pair of pants. Split them pants apart (we tried really hard to somehow not make that sound inappropriate and obviously failed), so you kind of just get this really long rope. Curl up the rope like a snail to make the buns, with all the little lines of dough and filling facing up.

^ Place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, cover with a damp towel, and let rise again for another hour.

^ Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and brush the buns with egg wash. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.

^ Blend together icing ingredients, and when fresh out of the oven spread/drizzle icing onto buns. Serve immediately, or let cool off, then wrap in waxed paper and store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.