Hello Moonlings! After a looong wait, here comes the second jar of my Hogwarts series! As a reminder, there will be one jar for each house, to help you develop traits associated with it. Today I am sharing Ravenclaw’s one!
Here is what you’ll need:
lavender for clarity and psychic powers
peppermint for mental strength
lemon balm for foresight
sage for wisdom
nut powder for intelligence
parsley to reveal the truth
amethyst for intuition and enhance psychic abilities and visions
Charm bag version: use dark blue or purple fabric and silver or black ribbon
How to proceed:
Take the time to light a candle, meditate if you wish to, and focus on your intent (perceiving the truth, gaining wisdom and growing your mental powers ). Visualize it clearly and with as many details as possible. You can visualize energy growing within yourself, symbolizing your power and mind awakening.
Add all the ingredients in layers, finishing with the amethyst. With each ingredient, repeat your wish.
Finally, add the lid to your bottle. Seal it with wax if you want. One last time, charge the bottle with your intent, like an external layer of energy.
Let the jar charge under the Moonlight.
Carry the jar with you to always perceive the truth and use your wisdom when decisions are taken!
Summary: It was a hot day so your brother thought it would be a great idea to give people lemonade. You being the good sister that you are you decided to help him. That’s where you meet two nice twin boys and one of them catches your attention.
A/N: This was inspired by the tweets Grayson and Ethan tweeted about the little boy giving out lemonade. I thought it was cute so I decided to write something about it. If you don’t have a little brother pretend that you do. You also don’t know the twins in this…okay enough rambling. :)
It was a hot day in my hometown, the sun beaming down making me sweat. I adjust the bottom of my tank top and threw on my shades. I grabbed the last of the cups and a jar of lemons from the patio then went walking towards the front of the house.
My little brother was in front of his homemade lemonade stand that our dad built. He begged our parents to let him start selling lemonade, claiming he wanted to make people happy on this hot day. Which was nice of him so here I am happily helping him, even though I was burning up from the heat. Just needed a breeze was that too much to ask.
“I got the last of the cups Y/B/N,” I said setting the rest of the supplies down.
“Thanks, Y/N I hope people will like the lemonade,” he said.
“I’m sure they will,” I responded patting his head. He pushes my hand away annoyed when I touched his head. It was a habit I pick up when we were younger.
“You know how I feel about you petting me, I’m not a dog,” he whined.
I stuck my tongue out and he did the same. What a brat he could be but he’s was my brat. I hope we get some customers since it’s too hot to be standing outside for nothing. After turning the sign to open my brother put up his best posture and a determined face that said I’m ready for business.
I couldn’t help but smile at the kid. He has a big heart and I couldn’t be more proud than that. I checked my phone and saw we had been standing outside for 20 minutes, I know someone has to be out walking or riding a bike. I turned towards my brother seeing him fanning himself to keep cool.
“I’m sure someone will come,” I said.
“I know I’m not giving up on hope just yet Y/N,” he stated still looking determined.
Hi! Blast from the past, do you happen to still recall the steak prep recipe(with the brine and newspaper) you made in a LRR video ages upon ages ago? I really enjoyed it a few years back-and as my three year run of vegetarianism is coming to a close I figured I'd pull it out again. The video looks like it's no longer up. Thanks for all you do. <3
Transcribed Verbatim by Alex Steacy From The Von Hoffman Bros’ “Big Damn Book Of Sheer Manliness” -Please distribute and enjoy!
Macon’s Politically Incorrect Salt Steak
This recipe involves more than a modicum of showmanship and is guaranteed to command the attention of your guests. For maximum effect, have them scrub up and get involved with the preparation.
But first, a word about your dinner guests. If your friends are the type who stew over the sodium content of their Diet Cokes, who cringe at the fat content in a Caesar salad, who fret knowing that their Bordeaux contains sulfites, who wouldn’t dream of using real butter on a baked potato, who use ground turkey when making a batch of chili… If this describes your peer group, then the first order of business is to go out and cultivate a more lively set of friends!
When you succeed in Befriending that gang who savors a good single malt before dinner, accompanied by a generous portion of cheese, followed by a sumptuous repast dripping with rich sauces and a variety of wines, topped off with a good cigar and a snifter of cognac… now you’re ready to pull out the salt steak! (Contrary to popular belief, your new friends may have a greater life expectancy because they spend much less time worrying about chicken shit.)
1 Large sirloin steak, 1-½ to 2 inches thick (porterhouse is also nice!); the larger the piece of meat, the better, as it decreases the salty outside to tasty inside ratio
6 sheets of newspaper, no color print (we prefer the Wall Street Journal)
1 Large bowl of kosher rock salt
1 Jar whole pepper corns
2 Jars Lawry’s lemon pepper
1 Bottle Worcestershire sauce
1 Jar of Grey Poupon mustard
1 roll of masking tape
10-pound bag of Kingsford charcoal
Start by laying your fire. The biggest risk is not using enough charcoal (more on this later). Your charcoal bed should be at least 6 inches thick (leave the grill off after you light the fire).
After you’ve got the fire started (and you’ve replenished your favourite beverage), mix the spices (rock salt, pepper corns and lemon pepper) together in a big bowl. Lay the six sheets of newspaper open, and plunk that hunk of beef down in the middle o it. Open the jar of mustard, and slather one side of the meat with a ¼-inch-thick layer of it  (your friend’s eyebrows should raise perceptibly at this point).
Next, grab several handfuls of the spice mixture, and plaster it to the mustard. You should have enough spice on there so that you won’t get any mustard on your hands. Then dump enough Worcestershire on there to color the whole thing brown.  Carefully turn the steak over and repeat on the opposite side.
When you’ve finished making a mess of this beautiful piece of meat, wrap it up in the paper, and secure with masking tape  (try to cover as little area as possible with the tape-think of the ribbon on a Xmas present). When the bundle’s secured, immerse the whole thing in your bucket of water -your guests should be howling by now!
Replenish your drink, and tell a few dirty jokes while you wait for the fire to reach its peak. Let the bundle soak.
When the fire has reached its zenith-and your Weber is about to melt-pull the soggy package from the bucket, squeeze out the excess water, and throw it directly on the coals (pray that the fire does not go out!)
Depending upon the size-of-fire to size-of-bundle ratio, allow about 10 minutes on each side. The paper should dry out, and be on the verge of catching fire.
When the bundle is looking good and charred,  rescue it from the fire, and (using your now-empty bucket) remove the paper and scrape all the mustard and spices off the meat. The steak at this point has been partially steam cooked, and will have a sickly white appearance
Put the grill back on your kettle, and brown the steak for 3-5 minutes per side. When it looks like an edible piece of beef again,  slice into ¼-inch-thick strips and serve. If you’ve done it right, the steam from the newspaper has traveled through the spice layer and impregnated the meat with flavour while retaining the juices-a marvellous little example of applied physics.
Be careful not to overcook it though-there'as a fine line between a perfectly seasoned piece of meat and a salt lick. Good luck!