Turn Up The Heat

Turn Up The Heat

If you feel your romance or relationship has lost the fire/passion that it use to have. Then this spell is for you.

Items You Will Need:

  • A fireplace, balefire pit, barbecue grill, hibachi or other place where you can light a fire safely
  • Matches
  • A piece of paper
  • A pen that writes red ink
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Mustard Seeds
  • Ginger
  • Jasmine
  • Rosemary
  • Bay Leaves

Best Time To Cast:

During the Waxing Moon, preferably on a Tuesday

The Spell:

Collect the ingredients needed for this spell. Cast a circle around the area where you will do your spell. Build a small fire.

On the paper, write what you find enticing about your partner and what you desire from him/her. Be as descriptive and explicit as you like – no one but you will read what you’ve written. When you’ve finished, draw the Runes Gebo, which looks like an X and Teiwaz, which looks like an arrow pointing up, around the edges of the paper. These two symbols represent love and passion respectively.

Place the spices on the paper and fold it to make a packet that contains them. Visualize you and your love in a passionate embrace. As  you hold this image in your mind, toss the packet of spices into the fire. As it burns, your intention is released into the universe. Open the circle.

Charcoal or Gas: Which is the Best Way to Grill?

Charcoal or Gas: Which is the Best Way to Grill?

by Eric Steinman

In the beginning there was fire, and humans learned to cook on this fire  and…it was good. Some time thereafter there came choices and then, everything  went to hell. The two basic choices were between charcoal and gas, and the  opinions are staunch and fierce. Dubbed “the grate debate,” many BBQ lovers  swear by one or the other (I have never really known anyone whose door swings  both ways on the debate) and will give you a laundry list of reasons why their  preferred method is superior to the other.

So seeing as July The Fourth is upon us, I thought this was a good time to end  the debate here and now. The absolute best way to grill is…entirely subjective.  Obviously, for anyone that has dabbled in the world of gas, gas grills are more  expensive, but far more convenient than charcoal grills. They start up like a  car (with about 10 minutes to fully heat) and the clean up is minimal. Some  swear that the regulation of temperature is far more precise with gas, whereas  charcoal grilling requires more finesse and technique to maintain heat  regularity. However with the primitive nature of charcoal comes other benefits;  namely the taste. Charcoal enthusiasts swear by the superior flavor of food  coming off the charcoal grill (some say meat tastes better on charcoal, whereas  non-meat items do just fine on gas), and many people do agree. Gas grills, while  providing those cool parallel grill marks, just don’t provide that same smoky  flavor that people demand from charred flesh (coincidentally, that coveted  flavor may also be an indicator of carcinogens). Nevertheless, there is no  accounting for taste, but there is accounting for money. While charcoal grills  cost significantly less than their gas-fueled counterparts, the price of  charcoal is significantly higher than the price of propane, used to fuel gas  grills. For gas grills it breaks down to about $1 per hour of grilling  (depending on the volume of gas you purchase and where you purchase it) whereas  the average price for an hour’s worth of grilling is about double or triple  that. And what about the environmental impact of burning six quarts of charcoal  vs. an hour’s worth of propane? Well, I think you could figure that one out.

Still, the argument will rage on as long as there are things to grill. What  is your feeling about gas vs. charcoal? Is the flavor all that different? Is  charcoal antiquated? Is gas a soulless way to grill? Please weigh in and have a  safe BBQ weekend.