It is adaptation week, and this week we will be discussing the first and second Harry Potter movies. We discuss everything from “Snapemania” to our love for Kenneth Branagh as Lockhart. Wanna hear all about the Biggerstaff? This episode is for you! Listen to our thoughts on the first two parts to the series, and come join the conversation.
Wanna know more about J.K. Rowling? Come listen to us discuss the main lady herself. We also discuss some of her alchemy inspirations for the Sorcerer’s Stone, the Mirror of Erised, all in episode one! In episode 2 we learn about basilisks and phoenixes. Listen, and come join the conversation.
We don’t have many recipes this week since we bought the HP Universe candy. We chose to try out the series favorites in honor of Harry’s introduction to candy with Ron on the train to Hogwarts. To novel readers, I think the Unicorn Blood reference is obvious enough it needs no explanation. Each kind of candy we tried this month were delicious, and also surprising in their own way.
Peppermint Imps-Hard candy, not gummys!
Exploding Bon Bons- contain pop rocks
Recommended by He-Man
Bertie Bots-just all around like Russian Roulette
Candy Slugs- you might fight a bitch for the pear…
Anya would buy them all the time if they sold them in grocery stores
Actual quote by He-Man: “I mean… the slugs were pretty dank”
I’ll be honest… This was kind of a trial and error, so I don’t know the exact measurements. The recipe that follows is a good base. Add more or less of the ingredients to taste, according to your preferences.
Two cups of white rum
One bottle of Procecco
Two cans of ginger ale
A tablespoon of honey
Simple syrup to taste
Simple syrup is equal parts sugar and water, boiled
Finish with baking pearl dust
Use a spoon to swirl to get best glittery effect
Note: a few drops of lemon juice might add to this recipe the jolt it needs
Happy Birthday Dark Chocolate Cake with Pino Noir Buttercream Frosting:
The cake recipe was great! Rather than the chocolate frosting, however, we made ours pino noir flavored. Make the buttercream frosting like normal, and do not add the cocoa powder. Instead, add your wine to taste.
We recorded two books together thinking we would have less to say because they are the shorter novels. We ended up breaking them up anyway because (shocker) we had a lot to say about a novel that was so influential in our lives!
On June 26th, 1997, another female author published a novel that would change our lives. A scribbled napkin turned into a worldwide best seller, after no less than TWELVE publishers turned her down. July will be our first Harry Potter month! Come join the conversation, and help us celebrate J.K. Rowling.