Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Purple Amethyst is a semi-precious stone which was known as a “gem of fire” to ancient people. It is reported to carry energy and signifies passion and creativity. It is used to control evil thoughts and used as a powerful tool in enhancing psychic energy. I love using it when creating my burning bowls because of the power it brings to ceremonies.
Close-Up of Amethyst
For those of you who have just tuned into my blog, my burning bowls are used in a ceremony that I first heard about at Unity church. On New Year's Eve, the members write on paper anything they would like to have leave their lives. Examples would be to quit smoking, drinking, eating..you get the idea. The folded paper is then placed into the bowl and burned along with the problem. It's a belief system of course. I decided long ago to create personal burning bowls. Who knows, if you believe strongly in something, miracles can happen.
Close-Up of Face
Amethyst Woman, which is the second in my Amethyst series, is approximately 5” wide x 5” deep x 13” high. I used beautiful crystal and amethyst on her crown. She is an original made from stoneware clay and fired in my kiln to a high temperature allowing the stained glass basin to form a hard surface used for burning. When you are not having a ceremony. She can be used to burn a candle or incense.
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Stained Glass Basin
Thursday, September 24, 2015
STILTON CHEESE SOUP
Finished Soup. Irrestible.
As the summer wanes and autumn peeks it's head around the corner, a lot of us seem to be in the mood for soups. I think you will find this rich celery and cheese based soup will hit the spot. It is not difficult except for the chopping, which is never my favorite thing to do. One spoonful and you will be glad you made the effort!
Sofritto, Which Consists of Celery, Onion and Carrot. You Will Notice I Used Goggles and I Did Not Chop Evenly Because I Hate to Chop! Also, Take Note of My Magic Garlic Sprinkles.
2 T butter
1 onion, finely chopped
4 large stalks celery, peeled and finely chopped
2 large carrot, finely chopped
4 C. chicken broth
4 sprigs thyme
2 bay leaves
1/2 C heavy cream
6 oz. Stilton Cheese, crumbled
nutmeg, salt and pepper
Garlic Queen's magic sprinkles(if you have any but optional) (sprinkle to taste when finished.)
This might make 6 servings and I usually double recipe.