- Wingardium Leviosa-charm that levitates objects.
- Stupefy-spell that puts the victim in an unconscious state
- Riddikulus-spell used when fighting a Boggart
- Lumos-creates a narrow beam of light that shines from a wand's tip
- Expecto Patronum-charm used when battling Dementors.
- Expelliarmus-charm used to disarm another witch or wizard
Also, if you're planning on hosting a Potter Party any time soon, be sure to buy some chocolate frogs from Honeydukes. Try this simple Butterbeer recipe too. When I went to the Wizarding World at Universal Studios, I couldn't get enough of this bewitching beverage.
- 1 cup light or dark brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 6 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
- 3/4 cup heavy cream, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon rum extract
- Four 12-ounce bottles cream soda
1) In a small saucepan over medium, combine the brown sugar and water. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring often, until the mixture reads 240ºF on a candy thermometer.
2) Stir in the butter, salt, vinegar and 1/4 heavy cream. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
3) Once the mixture has cooled, stir in the rum extract.
4) In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup of heavy cream. Use an electric mixer to beat until just thickened, but not completely whipped, about 2 to 3 minutes.
5) To serve, divide the brown sugar mixture between 4 tall glasses (about 1/4 cup for each glass). Add 1/4 cup of cream soda to each glass, then stir to combine. Fill each glass nearly to the top with additional cream soda, then spoon the whipped topping over each.
Well, I was in the middle of reading yet another book based in NYC, but I'll have to put my guilty pleasure read on hold. I can't quite remember how the seventh book ends, and I'm not waiting until mid-July to find out. As soon as this blog's posted, I'm cracking open that cover again.