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Witch's Butterscotch Brew

Started by G.O.L DARK RAVEN ONE S.O.L. Last reply by Shadowdancer Oct 3, 2013. 1 Reply

Serves: 4What You'll Need:4 cups (1 quart)  milk1 cup (6 ounces) butterscotch …Continue

Dogie treats you can make at home.

Started by G.O.L DARK RAVEN ONE S.O.L. Last reply by Shadowdancer Jul 21, 2013. 1 Reply

Stop giving your dogs crap from China that is killing our dogs!! Here is a Pumpkin Recipe that is healthy for them :) Cleo’s Pumpkin Dog Biscuits2 eggs1/2 cup canned pumpkin2 tablespoons dry milk1/4 teaspoon sea salt2 1/2 cups brown rice flour *1…Continue

How to do Tea Leaf Reading

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How To Make Your Own Non-Toxic Sunscreen

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While the sun will not cause cancer, it is not in your best interest …Continue

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Comment by Shadowdancer on August 1, 2012 at 5:50pm

Comment by Shadowdancer on July 22, 2012 at 7:19am

yes, it is good. Thanks for the comments and thank you all for joining my group here. Try this hungarian recipe and tell me what you think.

Comment by Magistar on July 20, 2012 at 10:21pm
I'm hungry already want some
Comment by G.O.L DARK RAVEN ONE S.O.L on July 16, 2012 at 10:33pm

that sounds lovely sis than you

Comment by Shadowdancer on July 16, 2012 at 9:24pm

HUNGARIAN GOULASH - a very simple recipe and easy - all you do is sautee chopped onions in butter or margarine until golden and soft and then sprinkle lots and lots of paprika in the pot and mix it into the onions, then you add your chunks of beef stew meat and mix that around, cover with a lid and let all the juices come out giving it this amazing red gravy, cook until tender. Add it with mashed potatoes and yum. There you go. Mom taught me this as dad's Hungarian and loves it.

Comment by Shadowdancer on July 16, 2012 at 9:13pm

From Wikipedia,
Hungarian goulash in a traditional "bogrács" (cauldron)
A cauldron (or caldron) is a large metal pot (kettle) for cooking and/or boiling over an open fire, with a large mouth and frequently with an arc-shaped hanger.
The word cauldron is first recorded in Middle English as caudroun (13th c.). It was borrowed from Old Northern French or Anglo-Norman caudron [1] (Norman-Picard caudron, French chaudron). It represents the phonetical evolution of Vulgar Latin *caldario for Classical Latin caldārium "hot bath", that derives from cal(i)dus "hot".[2]

The Norman-French word replaces probably the initial Old English word ċetel (German (Koch)Kessel "cauldron", Dutch (kook)ketel "cauldron"), Middle English chetel. The word kettle comes from the Old Norse variant spelling ketill "cauldron".[3]

Cauldrons have largely fallen out of use in the developed world as cooking vessels. While still used for practical purposes, a more common association in Western culture is the cauldron's use in witchcraft—a cliché popularized by various works of fiction, such as Shakespeare's play Macbeth. In fiction, witches often prepare their potions in a cauldron. Also, in Irish folklore, a cauldron is purported to be where leprechauns keep their gold and treasure.

In some forms of Wicca which incorporate aspects of Celtic mythology, the cauldron is associated with the goddess Cerridwen. Celtic legend also tells of a cauldron that was useful to warring armies: dead warriors could be put into the cauldron and would be returned to life, save that they lacked the power of speech. It was suspected that they lacked souls. These warriors could go back into battle until they were killed again. In Wicca and some other forms of neopagan or pagan belief systems the cauldron is still used in magical practices. Most often a cauldron is made of cast iron and is used to burn loose incense on a charcoal disc, to make black salt (used in banishing rituals), for mixing herbs, or to burn petitions (paper with words of power or wishes written on them). Cauldrons symbolize not only the Goddess but also represent the womb (due to the fact that it holds something) and on an altar it represents earth because it is a working tool. Cauldrons are often sold in new age and metaphysical stores and may have other symbols of power inscribed on them.
A Bronze Age cauldron made from sheet bronze and a flesh-hook
The holy grail of Arthurian legend is sometimes referred to as a "cauldron", although traditionally the grail is thought of as a hand-held cup rather than the large pot that the word "cauldron" usually is used to mean. This may have resulted from the combination of the grail legend with earlier Celtic myths of magical cauldrons.

Real symbolic cauldrons include:
the Gundestrup cauldron, made in the second or first century BC, found at Gundestrup, Denmark
a Bronze Age cauldron found at Hassle, Sweden
the cauldron where the Olympic Flame burns for the duration of the Olympic Games

Mythical cauldrons include:
Dagda's Cauldron
The Cauldron of Dyrnwch the Giant
See also Kama (Japanese tea ceremony)
Fire Pot
Sacrificial tripod
Amrit Sanskar

Cauldron Pictures, Images and Photos

Holy Grail
A cauldron in a circle
Hungarian cauldron - bogrács

Comment by Shadowdancer on July 8, 2012 at 8:10pm

your welcome, thank you for joining!

Comment by dena vogel on July 8, 2012 at 6:03pm

Thanks for the invite. I am on vacation.

Comment by Shadowdancer on July 8, 2012 at 4:52pm
Comment by Shadowdancer on June 26, 2012 at 3:53am

thank you for answering Crystal Spirit Woman, i have never seen red sage, i grow the varigated (i think that's what its called, 2 colored green leaves) - also i think parsley is also a good freshener, i love basil. It's almost pesto time.


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