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The Potter Pensieve – HBP Film Commentary!

Monday, August 05th, 2013 | Author: Adam

Heather, Sarah, Mauricio and Adam critique the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Watch the film with us from start to finish and enjoy our insightful fan commentary!
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The Potter Pensieve #45 – HBP Chapters 27-30

Monday, August 05th, 2013 | Author: Adam

Heather, Mauricio, Thio, Sarah and Adam are recording this week wearing their brand new Potter Pensieve T-shirts in celebration of JK Rowling’s / Harry Potter’s birthday AND their speculation on the final four chapters of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! Enjoy and leave us some feedback to discuss on the next episode!

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The Potter Pensieve #44 – HBP Chapters 24-26

Thursday, August 01st, 2013 | Author: Adam
Heather, Sarah, Mauricio and Adam tackle chapters 24-26 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince this week. Listen in as we analyze the discuss the chapters leading to the climax of the novel – as well as a debate between Mauricio and Heather on the differences between the book and film! We look forward to getting some email feedback!
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The Potter Pensieve #43 – HBP Chapters 20-23

Monday, July 29th, 2013 | Author: Adam

Mauricio, Heather, Sarah, Thio and Adam are at it again this week, with analysis on chapters 20-23 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Tune-in for unanswered questions, discussion, insight, humour and usual shenanigans!
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Frosting-filled chocolate cauldron cakes

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 | Author: Heather

All right guys, I’m sorry for the delay with this post but things have been BUSY inside the Pensieve! But hopefully the simplicity and deliciousness of this recipe will make up for it.

All you’ll need to do is make some chocolate cake from scratch or from a mix and pour the batter into cupcake tins. Bake the trays. Take them out when they’re done and let them sit for a while to cool. When cool, cut a little chunk of the cake from the top of the cupcake.

Bake the trays. Take them out when they’re done and let them sit for a while to cool. When cool, cut a little chunk of the cake from the top of the cupcake.

Now it’s time to make the frosting.

You can use canned frosting but if you’ve never made your own before I highly suggest it. It’s super simple. All you need is a cup of margarine, a tablespoon of milk, vanilla extract to taste, and as much powdered sugar as you need to make a spreadable consistency. Combine with a hand mixer. Divide your frosting into four separate bowls. In one bowl, add a couple drops of yellow food coloring, in the next red, the next blue, and the next green. Mix with a spoon. Now you have your House colors!

To complete them, just place a dab of frosting into the hole you cut out of your cupcake. Frost the rest of the cupcake and enjoy. Now you’re ready for any wizarding affairs but promise you won’t try and slip anyone a love potion.

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The Potter Pensieve #42 – HBP Chapters 17-19

Friday, July 12th, 2013 | Author: Adam

Mauricio, Heather and Sarah record this week and to give you an insightful and humorous look at the the next 3 chapters of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!

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The Potter Pensieve #41 – HBP Chapters 13-16

Saturday, July 06th, 2013 | Author: Adam

A full house this week with Heather, Sarah, Thio, Mauricio and Adam. Discussion is centred around chapters 13-16 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Some great insights as always. Enjoy !

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The Potter Pensieve #40 – Chapters 9-12

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 | Author: Adam

Thio, Heather, Sarah and Adam are back for a humorous and insightful look at chapters 9-12 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!

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Mrs. Weasley’s Thick Onion Soup

Saturday, June 15th, 2013 | Author: Heather

I think it can be unanimously agreed upon that when we think onion soup, we think Mrs. Weasley. It’s a good dish that just seems to suit the Burrow. At it’s core, onion soup is very much a peasant soup, made of rough roots straight from the ground. It’s wholesome, it’s warm, unassuming, and perfect after a night battling dark wizards or convincing potions professors to come out of retirement. So to go along with episode 39, I give you Mrs. Weasley’s thick onion soup.

To start you’ll need to chop some onions. Lots and lots of onions. If you think you have too many onions cut, slice up one more. These cook down a lot. I wound up using every onion I could find but one. Around 8 in total. Cut off the ends before you start chopping them if you don’t want to cry like you did when Dobby died.

Lots and lots of onions.

Seriously just a lot of onions

Next mince one section of a garlic clove. Mincing just means cutting something into really, really small pieces. Like this.

Pour a good dose of olive oil into a pot or pan. I prefer to use a big cast iron pot because it acts like a frying pan but you can make soup in it. Fill your dish of choice with the onions and garlic.

Let these cook on the stove, stirring occasionally for about half an hour. Add olive oil as needed. After about 15 minutes throw in a tablespoon of water. Add a couple of pinches of sugar and a dash of salt. You’ll want the onions to cook until they start to go all brown and sort of stringy and stick to the pan a little. They’ll also start to smell really good. That’s because you’re releasing all of the sugars in the onions and bringing out the flavors. When the onions are ready, congratulate yourself! You just made a ton of caramelized onions!

Also note how much they’ve shrunk. Really, do not worry about having too many onions.

Now remove the onions from heat. If you need to transfer them into a soup pot, now’s your time. Next comes the broth-y part. This is a little complicated: you open cans of broth and poor them over the onions. Scary, I know. But it actually sort of is difficult to get the proportions right. You should be using a 1:1 ratio of chicken broth to beef broth. That means that for every can or cup or flagon or whatever of chicken you use, you use the same amount of the beef. So I used 2 cans of chicken broth and 2 cans of beef. But you may have to just eyeball it depending on the amount of onions you have and the size of your pot. You can of course use vegetable broth or a vegan broth of your own choosing. Throw in half a can of water as well.

I’m really bad at seasoning things so I’m going to leave you on your own for that. I threw in a bay leaf, a bit of dried basil, and some salt. But get creative! It’s your time to shine.

Set it on a low heat and let it simmer. It looks like soup now!

You could theoretically keep this soup going for weeks but I would suggest serving it after half an hour to a couple of hours. Or whenever your family starts to gather ravenously in the kitchen.

Right before you’re about to serve, take some thick cut bread and place it on baking sheet covered in aluminum foil. Store-bought Italian or French will do fine. Butter the bread and sprinkle with garlic powder. Cover in grated cheese. Traditionally it’s Gruyere but I’ve heard of people using cheddar, gouda, asiago, or Swiss. It really doesn’t matter. I use mozzarella because it’s a favorite in this house. Pop these little guys in the oven and bake at 350F for a few minutes until the cheese is gooey and the bread golden-brown.

Now ladle the soup into bowls. Sprinkle more cheese over the top of the soup and place your giant cheese croutons on top of that.

If you have a little sister who is opposed to onions, then just pile bread on a plate for her.

Serve to the assembled wizard hordes and in true Mrs. Weasley fashion insist that everyone eat three bowls.

I hope you enjoyed this post and, as always, if anyone tries their hand at this recipe, please tell me how it went!

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The Potter Pensieve #39 – HBP Chapters 5-8

Friday, June 14th, 2013 | Author: Adam

Heather, Mauricio, Sarah and Adam get together this week to discuss chapters 4-8 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Some topics include:

-The gendered marketing in the Weasley’s Shop!
-The unnoticed parallel between Snape and Tonks
-Hermione’s shows some distinct traits that define her as a Gryffindor
-Why Mauricio get frustrated with the Half-Blood Prince film!

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