Archive for February, 2010

Chez Dining Room: Hogwarts Great Hall

Unless you have children, you might not realize that modern children’s literature is a booming part of today’s world publishing market. While many of the titles fall unheralded to even the most avid reader, it has been close to impossible to escape the sheer delight, the astonishment, and novelty generated by the British Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.

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Poppy Pomfrey’s X-traordinary Restorative Hot Cocoa with Marshmallows

Plain ol’ hunks of pure chocolate, one of children’s most requested pleasure foods, is given the medicinal power to nourish and revive bodies exposed to debilitating toxic vapors and high altitude broomstick falls. Served in the Hogwarts school hospital wing,…

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Magical Ink Buttermilk Scones



Ink is one of the oldest tools of magic. Whether needed to write a spell or symbol, magical ink can invoke or banish potentially dangerous beings. To make invisible ink appear, hold the paper over a candle flame to gently…

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