Saturday, May 8, 2010

Potions Homework - Part 3

My brother and I made a little orange and chocolate smoothie that was EXTREMELY GOOD!! You take a quarter cup orange juice concentrate, a fudge Oreo, half a waffle cone (it's hiding behind the blender), a full squirt of Ghiradelli chocolate (or your favorite liquid chocolate), a quarter cup of heavy cream, some orange zest, and a half an orange. Then, you throw it all in the blender, get it all mixed and crushed, then poor into your favorite cup.

And Voila! Choco-orange smoothie.

Potions Homework - Part 2

1. Sneezewort, scurvy grass, and lovage are used to make what?

B:Confusing Draught

2. Porcupine quills are to be added when to a Boil Cure Potion?

D: After it is removed from the fire

3. What potion, if brewed correctly, should change color numerous times throughout brewing including deep purple, lilac, and finishing clear?

A: The Draught of Living Death

4. This ingredient in the Draught of Peace, would likely bring you permanent peace since it is poisonous, what is it?

D: Hellebore

5. Chopped daisy roots, skinned shrivel-fig, sliced caterpillar, one rat spleen, dash of leech juice are all ingredients to what?

C: Shrinking Solution

Each correct answer is worth 10 points each
Total possible points for this section is 50 points

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Potions Homework - Part 1

Bloodblossom - I honestly don't know why they call it that, because the blossoms are white or cream. Can be used as a blood thinner in potions. Maybe Fred and George could experiment with it for Nosebleed Nougats.

Strawberry Blossom - Although not my favorite jam, I love eating a ripe and juicy strawberry. I would use these in a Euphoria potion probably. Just the smell makes me think "summer."

Moonlace - Although this particular specimen is rather dry and tinted with green, it is normally white and has a little glow around it. Planting must be done in the light of the moon though. In its healthy state, it has a very soft texture. But when dried, it is EXTREMELY rough. I would use a healthy specimen for lotions, but I might prank someone by giving them a sample that was made with a dried bit of moonlace.

Purple Pixie Bells - A light purple bloom often used bye pixie's as a drinking cup. They can be used by wizards/witches to trap pixies by simply casting an engorgement charm on the flower, filling it with honey, and waiting for the pixie(s) in the area to start gorging themselves. After that, the wizard/witch merely has to shrink the bloom, thereby shrinking the pixie(s) and then carry the cup away and deposit it somewhere else.

African violets - Very deep purple flowers that are very soft to the touch. Though infamous for its reputation of being very difficult to care for, it is the only flower my mom has ever been able to keep alive for an extended period of time. Because it is so soft and lovely looking, I would probably use the flowers in either a skin softener or love potion.