Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Arithmancy Homework

Arithmancy is not my favourite subject, but I managed to get my homework done. Here are the results:

  1. Dobby
  2. Harry Potter
  3. Hog's Head
I'm glad it's done, give me languages any day, but please no more numbers.

Thursday, May 20, 2010



This is what I make, when I want pancakes to be special - a cake made from pancakes, jam and decorated with gummy candy.

Ingredients (for 2 people):
3 eggs
6 - 7 tablespoons flour
1 -2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup of milk
jam - whatever you have at hand or like best
powdered sugar
small gummy candies
oil for the skillet


Mix flour and sugar in a bowl, add egg and half of the milk. With a wire whisk or mixer mix for until you have a smooth dough. Then slowly add more milk until the dough is easily running from a spoon - you will need a rather liquid dough to make thin pancakes.

Heat a bit of oil in a skillet, add enough dough to make pancakes about 2 - 3 mm high (you'll need to experiment about how much dough you need, it depends on the size of your skillet). Lightly brown pancake on both sides, put on a plate.

While the next pancake is baking, thinly spread some jam on the finished one. Repeat until there is no more dough left. Don't spread jam on the top pancake, but dust it with powdered sugar and decorate with gummy candy.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Is this week over yet?

Since I blogged last week, everything in my house dissolved into chaos - my son got sick, my partner as well... We are finally somehow back to normal, but now I need to clean the house as I will have guests for the weekend. It's my birthday tomorrow and inlaws will visit on Sunday.

But there are a few positive things to report, I have the handmade item for Rowena done, just need to make a few small things - and of course I still need to dye the yarn for her, but my skein winder is still broken. But if all else fails, I'll wind it with my niddy-noddy to be able to send during the early send period.

Unfortunately the next Quidditch match will be in the middle of the night for me, so I can't even cheer for Ravenclaw. So I decided to at least post a battle cry here:

ROAR Ravenclaw!


Friday, May 7, 2010

Potions homework

Here is my homework for this week, I've used the same originality marker as before:

Part 1:

Ground nutmeg can be used in potions to heal stomach flu and other illness that have to do with digestions

Gerbera are part of some cleansing potions

A Dracaena produces a red resin when cut, which is not by chance called 'Dragon's Blood' - it can be used in healing potions for injured dragons

Dried or fresh cumin is a main ingredient in potions to bind a lover to you - it only works when the person drinking the potion is really in love with you, otherwise you might end up with a creepy stalker, so be careful

Dried bay leaves are part of an insect repelling potion, very useful to have with you when you spend a long time outdoors

Part 2:

Answer the following potions questions:

1. Sneezewort, scurvy grass, and lovage are used to make what?

B: Confusing Draught

2. Porcupine quills are to be added when to a Boil Cure Potion?

D: After it is removed from the fire

3. What potion, if brewed correctly, should change color numerous times throughout brewing including deep purple, lilac, and finishing clear?

A: The Draught of Living Death

4. This ingredient in the Draught of Peace, would likely bring you permanent peace since it is poisonous, what is it?

D: Hellebore

5. Chopped daisy roots, skinned shrivel-fig, sliced caterpillar, one rat spleen, dash of leech juice are all ingredients to what?

C: Shrinking Solution

Part 3:

Take a picture of and list the ingredients and/or instructions to make one of your favorite potions that you have created.

Light sleeping potion for children:

1 big cup of milk
2-3 teaspoons honey


heat milk, add 2-3 teaspoons of honey
stir 3 times clockwise
hum a lullaby
stir 3 times clockwise

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Stupid time turner

My time turner seems to be broken, it was Wednesday just a few minutes ago and I wanted to go back an hour as I had missed an appointment - and now it is Saturday and I almost missed the deadline for posting here... And I won't even get started on what else I missed - classes, homework, Quidditch *sigh*