Saturday, November 17, 2012

Love Custard!!!!

Ok everyone, If you listened to the  MHR Episode Sweet Lavender, you have heard us mention "Love Custard!"

Well, I have put together a recipe modification that combines the element of scent and taste for Pumpkin and Lavender in a custard.  Here it goes...

The sugar and cream in this recipe is infused with lavender Flowers, instructions below.

"Love Custard"

15 ounces pureed cooked pumpkin
2 eggs
1 cup half-and-half cream*
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt

Lavender Sugar*

In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; beat until smooth. Pour into four greased 10-oz. custard cups.
Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan; pour hot water around cups to a depth of 1 in. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes.
When ready to serve, sprinkle approximately 2 teaspoons of Lavender sugar over the custard.
For best results, use a small hand-held torch. Hold the torch 4 to 5 inches from the sugar, maintaining a slow and even motion. Stop torching just before the desired degree of doneness is reached, as the sugar will continue to cook for a few seconds after flame has been removed.
If you don't have a torch, place custard 6 inches below the broiler for 4 to 6 minutes or until sugar bubbles and turns golden brown. Refrigerate  at least 10 minutes before serving. 
Yield 4 servings.
    *Here is a link on how to make Lavender Sugar.

    * To infuse the 1/2 & 1/2 Place in sauce pan add 1 tbs of lavender flowers(or more if you like) and heat gently. strain and cool.

    MHR Thanksgivings - Dash of Magick

    It’s time to add A Dash of Magick! Today I wanted to share a Wonderful Spell/Ritual I came across a couple years ago.
    Bountiful Ritual To Increase the Good Things in Your Life by Amerindea 

    This is a wonderful ritual to do around Thanksgiving, but it can be done anytime of the year that you want to be grateful for what you have and make sure that the good things,such as money, love, success and health, keep coming to you.
    November is a time when psychic thoughts are strong. Doing this ritual in November brings an abundance of love, prosperity and health.
    For great abundance of love, prosperity and health do this ritual on Saturday or Sunday before the full moon this month's full moon is the Full Beaver Moon: November 28, 9:46 A.M. (which is ThanksGiving weekend! Sunday would be a great time to do this Ritual) This ritual should not be done more than 3 times a year. The items you will need are: Gemstones: Rose quartz for friendship and love Unakite for a healthy mind Agate for strong protection Garnet for good luck, love and money Citrine for success and good luck Carnelian for health and money Emerald for love and health Smoky quartz for energy and prosperity Sodaltie for harmony 3 votive candles in clear glass holders 1 white votive, 1 orange votive and 1 green votive Vase with water and evergreens (can be ivy, holly or pine) 1 penny, 1 dime and 1 quarter A small dish or bowl (silver, brass or clear glass) 1 teaspoon of honey and a small piece of bread on a white plate 3 tablespoons of red wine or grape juice in a clear glass A list of 10 or more things for which you are grateful Clean your stones: Clean your stones in the method you like.
    The night before the ritual write your grateful list and have your evergreens in the vase.

    Prepare your altar: Put all the items on your clean altar. Put the candles in glass holders, have the matches close by. Place the candles from left to right white, green and orange.

    Place the gemstones in an order that is meaningful to you in front of the candles. For example, if love is most important for you now, then put the love stones first starting on the left or if health is the most important, then the health stones. The order of the stones may be changed each time you do this ritual.
    Put your grateful list under the white candle, put the vase with the evergreens behind the green candle and the coins behind the orange candle.
    Place the small bowl to the left of the candles
    Put the plate with the honey and bread and the wine or juice to the right of the candles. Light the candles starting at the left with the white candle and say: I have love and friendship in my life Light the green candle and say: I have a strong and healthy body with a clear mind Light the orange candle and say: I have success and prosperity in my life
    Say the following lines in order as you pick up each gemstone one at a time with your right hand and place the gemstone in your left hand. After you recite each line gently blow on the gemstone and then put it in the bowl. I deserve love and friendship in my life I deserve a strong and healthy body with a clear mind I deserve success and prosperity in my life I feel the flow of love and friendship around me I feel the flow of health in my body and clearness in my mind I feel the flow of success and prosperity around me I accept the increase of love and friendship into my life I accept the increase of having a stronger and healthier body and a clearer mind I accept the increase of success and prosperity into my life
    After the nine stones are in the bowl, dip the bread in the honey and say: I have much sweetness in my life! (Eat the bread and honey.) Take the wine and say: I have much joy in my life! (Drink the wine.) Let the candles burn out. Take away the bread plate and wine glass, but leave everything else on the altar for the next 3 days. On the third day, wrap the coins in your grateful list, take this and the evergreens to a tree you like and bury the wrapped coins at the base of the tree, then place the evergreens on top and say: So I give what I receive in abundance!

    Saturday, November 10, 2012

    Magickal Harvest Thanksgiving Special

    Dawn and I are gearing up for a Magickal Harvest Radio Thanksgiving special on 11/17/2012 1:00 PM MST  We would like to Hear from all of you! 
    A: One thing that you are grateful for.
    B: A special family tradition. (This can be a special Recipe/dish, activity etc.)

    Send us an email with your Thanksgiving traditions to be shared on the air. You can drop us a line at or message us via or Facebook. We look forward to to hearing from all of you!