5 gill of twinkling dew from the petals of roses, tulips, peonies &c. as available in early Spring. The more admirable the flower, the greater the effect. Only to be collected on a clear morning when the sun shines down, for it is that glimmering essence you require to capture the eye of dashing Mr Poulman as he passes your market stall on a Saturday, and who sends his footman instead to purchase your jams and preserves when you are so anxious for a moment of his time directly.
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The only time I've managed to write what I know, conceived as I spent an hour picking brambles from the bush outside my house to brew with. Also the recipe story that every writer has to write at least once in their career.
All the recipes are real recipes, though the magical effects aren't guaranteed.
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