[Manic Mondays] Recipes for Your Face

Unnecessarily Complicated.
Unnecessarily Complicated.

The wheel of the year is so much simpler if you distill it down to its truest form.  From April-September, it’s the Campari side of the year, from October-March, it’s the St. Germain side of the year.  Aussies, feel free to reverse.  There.  Problem solved.


Americano Campari Cocktail (New Jersey Version)

Fun Fact, Americans who aren’t used to drinking aperitivos: While you can mix Campari with Orangina in a 1:1 ratio, that doesn’t mean you should mix it like that.  In fact, they shouldn’t be mixed at all in front of Platonic European Husbands that you are trying to impress because apparently according to some continents, that is boughetto behavior.
Rocks Glass
1 shot Campari
1 shot vodka
1 splash orange juice
Top with club soda
If you’re sick of the same lunch you always pack, I have found this to be good.
Mediterranean Salad
 1 cup bulgar
1 chicken stock cube or “stock shot
1 container grape tomatoes, halved
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 handful parsley, chopped
2 cups water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup olives, pitted, halved
1/2 cup French Feta
Salt and pepper to taste
Add everything to the pot except the olives and feta.  Cook covered on medium heat on the stove until the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.  Let cool.  Add olives and feta.  Refrigerate.  Can be served hot, cold or room temperature.


Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
Her frequently updated catalogue of published work is available on Author Central.

She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  


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