Blueberry Protection Pie

This pie is intended to bring the consumers protection in physical and spiritual measures. By crafting the pie, you craft your own defenses. Blueberries have been said to protect from psychic and spiritual attack and deflect baneful magic. Cloves and ginger are additionally use in matters of protection. Aside from flavor, lemon adds a sting to anyone who attempts to harm you. While this spell will begin working from the first bite, the energy is completely released when the pie is fully consumed (it can spread over several days and several people). For best results, eat the first slice yourself and share the rest with any housemates or roommates. To add a boost, enchant your spoons.

FIRST: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Make the Crust

  1. In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/8 cups flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, ¼ tsp ginger, ¼ tsp cloves, pinch of salt, 8 Tbs (1 stick) of butter, cut; and 3 tbs. ice water. Use a pastry cutter or knives to cut the butter into the mixture. The butter should be cut into small chunks, no larger than a pea. Add the water one tablespoon at a time, mixing with a fork. Add water until dough sticks together and is moist, but not wet.
  2. Flour your workspace and place your dough in a ball in the center. Dust your hands and rolling pin with flour, then use your hands to flatten the ball into a flat disk. Lightly flour both sides of the dough. Then, use the rolling pin to roll out roughly 8-12 inches in diameter. Thickness according to your tastes. Gently roll the dough onto the rolling pin and then into your pie pan. Press in.
  3. To make a lattice topping like the one shown, double the recipe and cut into strips. Set aside for later use.

Now the Filling

  1. Rinse 4 ½ cups of blueberries and strain. Put in a large bowl and toss with 5 tablespoons of flour. Add 1 cup of sugar and the juice from one lemon (remove the seeds). Add a pinch of salt. Mix clockwise and focus on your intent. Focus on building energy into the pie to be activate in the oven.

THEN: Poke a fork all over the bottom of the crust so that the moisture can escape; it’ll prevent the pie from getting soggy. Add the blueberries and then cover with your top. Here’s where things can get a little more witchy: depending on your style and intent, you can make the lattice work or top of your pie reflect the type of protection you’re seeking. In my case, I made the lattice look more like a cage to represent unwanted presences being trapped. You can make a traditional lattice to cause confusion or a solid top for a more shield-like protection (you could even carve a sigil or pentacle into the top!). Bake for about 60 minutes in the over or when filling becomes bubbly and the crust has turned a golden-brown.


One Shot for short pleasure.

[inspired by this post]

“I wasn’t that drunk,” Sebastian tried to convince Blaine.

But Blaine just started laughing at the webcam where his boyfriend was watching him. “Are you really gonna try to pull that off?”

“I’m not saying I wasn’t hammered,” Sebastian continued, “but it was just a couple of drinks with the guys.”

Blaine shook his head, wearing a knowing smile on his face. “Then I guess you can explain the video you sent me?”

Sebastian stared incredulously at the picture of Blaine, but said nothing because he was speechless. A vague memory of him excusing himself from the living room where the guys were and into the bedroom came to his mind… but he remembered nothing else.

Blaine grinned because Sebastian knew that he’d won. “Do I help in recalling the night if I’d say… I don’t know… Moves Like Jagger?

Blaine thought that the expression on Sebastian’s face then - as he remembered more - was hilarious, and he couldn’t help but crack up. He looked so dumbstruck.

“Show it,” Sebastian demanded.

“Are you sure that-”

“Just do it,” he went on. “It can’t be that bad, can it?”

Without further ado, Blaine searched through the files on his laptop - of course he’d kept the video, it was priceless - until he found the right clip. He sent it over to Sebastian and watched him take a deep breath as he pressed play.

Blaine watched the boy on the other side of the screen intensely for a few seconds, waiting impatiently for a reaction.

Oh my God!” Sebastian finally gasped and covered his face with his hands. He separated his fingers so he could glimpse the video of himself, forcing himself to keep watching.

Blaine couldn’t take it anymore, and laughed out loud as Sebastian kept going “oh my God” every other second.

The video was still playing when Sebastian spoke. “I can’t believe that’s actually me! Christ…”

Blaine finally composed himself enough to stop laughing. “It’s not that bad though,” he tried to assure, however it was unsuccessfully. “You were adorable!”

It was only a few seconds left of the video, Sebastian had stopped dancing and the song was playing faintly in the background. He thought that it was finally over. But he was wrong. He watched himself as the video!Sebastian leaned into the webcam. Blaine watched Sebastian’s face intently; he knew what happened next in the video.

I just wanna tell you Blaine,” the voice cracked from the video, “that I really miss you. I wanna see you, and be with you, and kiss you, and touch you… in various places…” The voice then said something inaudible due to all the slurring in Sebastian’s voice. Then, Sebastian in the video leaned in closer, making it almost impossible to see anything other than his face. “Blaine… Blaaaighn…” You could tell that Sebastian in the video was grabbing the computer screen, and leaning in even closer. “I love you, Blaine bear.

Then the video went black. Sebastian closed the window and focused his eyes on Blaine in the webcam, who in turn was watching him seriously under silence.

A long moment passed when the two boys were just watching each other, when not a single word was spoken between them. But Sebastian couldn’t take it much longer.

“Wow…” he breathed.

“Did you mean it?” Blaine asked seriously.

Sebastian watched as Blaine’s eyebrows made that little twitch just at the corner when he was trying to remain steady, and as his lips parted ever so slightly and let out a puff of air.

“Yes,” Sebastian answered then. “I meant it.”

“In that case,” Blaine said and his lips twitched into a smile, “I might tell you that I love you too.”

After just sitting and smiling at each other, Sebastian said, “so does that mean you’ll delete the video?”

“Now way!” Blaine said seriously, yet jokingly. “I will use it against you as soon as I get the chance!”

Then they both started laughing. The distance was nothing now.