Endless list of favorite movies: Goliyon Ki Raasleela, Ram-Leela (2013)
↳ Green hai angoor, kele ka rang peela hai … kehdo saari duniya se, Ram ki Leela hai! ~ Jeeonga toh tere saath… maroonga toh tere haath…
Used to arouse enamor and playful infatuation – given to a
potential sweetheart or lover to sway them to your favor, romantically,
sexually or (maybe) platonically
This recipe sounds very bright and not something I would
have come up with – but that’s the beauty of it, I didn’t have to! I transcribed
it from a recipe given to me by my newest Spirit Teacher: hence the namesake.
Given I am not currently shopping for love, I figured I would post it here
(with her permission, of course) and see if all of you could get any use out of
it. Be mindful, I haven’t tried this recipe, so I cannot vouch for its
effectiveness – but Guiérda’s recipes haven’t let me down yet, I don’t see this
being that one that does so.
Hollyhock Flowers (dried and powdered; I’d say Hibiscus
could be used in place of)
Blooms of Alisma
lanceolatum (though I’d say any wetland, flowering fern might do)
Very dry, white
wine or (dry, not sweet!) vermouth
A Sprig of Fresh Thyme
A Pinch of Crushed Anise Seed
In a clean, glass bottle (of any size) rinse first with
spring water or the water of a moving (clean) creek. Allow this to dry, then
add in just enough honey to coat the bottom and come roughly ½ inch up. To
this, add, in order: Hollyhock powder, the orange peel, Anise seeds and just a
scant bit of wine/vermouth to get things moving. Spin the bottle to combine the
honey with the vermouth, warming it slightly if need be.
Cap or cover the bottle and allow the mixture to sit overnight.
The following day, pour in a small amounts of wine/vermouth
incrementally, swirling with each addition to ensure proper mixing. When the
mixture nearly fills the bottle, add in the fresh blooms and thyme, then shake
gently. From the bottle take a drink, and allow the contents to fall from your
mouth back into the bottle – basically backwash, there’s really no sweet way to
put that. Cap/Cork.
Best served chilled, if drinking straight, or can be sneaked into food or drink of any kind. I’d say it would keep (refrigerated) for no
more than a week.
Before an After for Topaz, now known as Peela Pukhraj! I decided to stick with more yellows than browns while still staying true to the original design. I wanted to give her some more interesting shapes! She’s inspired by Circles and Diamonds, in case that isn’t clear.