Classic Horror-Frankenstein, The Mummy and The Wolfman: Bela’s Homemade Ghee (Clarified Butter): The Front Crescent Pose
Classic Horror-Frankenstein, The Mummy and The Wolfman
Classic horror films were always my favorite as a young girl. What may have frightened thousands out of their skins in the 1930’s absolutely brought me hours of viewing joy, as I curled up with a blanket and pillow in my pajamas on Saturday mornings to catch Chiller Theatre. I was delighted then and watching Dracula rise from his coffin, or Frankenstein come back to life from an electric jolt after rising out of the sulfur pit or the Wolfman changing back into his good old self again still brings me the same enjoyment now. Especially when all three are combined in the classic comedy: Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein. There’s just something about those damp, dreadful, and grim old castles and mansions that are somehow—eerily cozy! Watch for the scene where Bub Abbot and Lou Costello think they’ve got it covered when they bar the door to keep Frankenstein from getting in by propping furniture up against it only to have Frankenstein open the outward opening door from the other side. See how fast they can run!
Bela’s Homemade Ghee-Indian Style Clarified Butter
Take 1-2 pounds of unsalted butter and place in a heavy saucepan. Slowly melt and bring to a low boil, reducing it to a simmer that is constant. Simmer for an hour or until the whey separates and there is a foam on top, leaving the pure golden liquid in in the center.
Carefully strain through several layers of cheese cloth into a sterilized glass jar.
Ghee will keep indefinitely as was proved when some of it was found in ruins at Mohenjo Daro in India that was more than 3,000 years old and still edible.
Stir this into soups, onto egg dishes and casseroles and see what a golden delicious flavor it has. Ghee is considered a pure Yogi food that helps create longevity.
The Front Crescent Pose
Lay on your back on a soft surface. Carefully lift your head and tuck your chin into your chest so that you can see your toes if you flex them. Place your hand with palms down onto your thighs and while looking at your toes, pick up your feet so that they are about 1 inch from the ground. ( You’ll look just like Dracula rising from his coffin). Hold for the count of 6. Repeat 3 times. To finish, bring your knees loosely around your chest and rock from side to side for a few times.
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