To make your Special Ingredients
In the Cycle of Life:  Plants come from the Earth, the Animals eat the plants, the Plants become part of the Animal 's life. 
We eat the Animals and Plants and they become part of us. Eventually we too, go back to the Earth.  Don't write me about the little lives in these Recipes being precious. I'm higher up on the Food Chain - and Thats THAT.
Snake Oil -  (an old standby but easy to make.) You can use the shed snakeskin; grind and keep in Oil, in a dark place far a Year.  I prefer this to fresh since the latter can spoil.
Flying Insect Powders/Balm  - flies, mosquitos and moths; may be collected under a bug Zapper (be sure to sort by type).  ( under no circumstances harm a firefly ) Grind mosquitos and Moths into a fine powder.  Save large Flies for a balm.

Make Balm/Salve by adding mashed or blended flies, to petroleum jelly, blend until smooth.
Spider Powder - often collected by children, they die in the jars without air, Grind dried Spiders to a fine Powder . (note: need not be seperated, accept;
Black Widow Powder should be pure.
Grasshopper Powder - and other hard shelled bugs, often shed their outer shell, these are good for magical purposes. Grind to coarse powder, Sort by insect type.
TadPole Balm/Essence - tadpoles may be scooped up with a net and and will dry up on their own if left out in the Sun; and mashed or blended as above for Balm.  Add water or oil for essence.  NOTE:(may be used in any recipe calling for Frog or Toad parts).
Note; de witch o Black Bayou dissagree bout use for Toad Spells. (you decide).
Wing of Bat -  Dried up animals can sometimes be found in old barns ect.  Grind up (whole animal) the same as for grasshoppers.
Note: for Eye of Newt, can use essence or powder  from specified creature in any any recipe calling for a specified part.  Except if recipe calls for "Eye or Eyes" for the purpose of Seeing, hidden knowledge.  (See Spells)

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Keep all ingredients in a tightly closed  (screw top) jar..
Slug Balm - mash with fork when fresh, blend as above.
Fly Specks - (Bread Recipe follows) to collect fly specks:
Sprinkle sugar an large piece of wax paper and leave where there are lots of Flies, check back periodicly, (this takes a while).  When there are lots of specks dump carefully in a container, and repeat until you have enough collected.  Note: the xtra sugar won't hurt the recipe.
Fly Speck Bread -
          3       Cups Flour                     2 1/2 Tabsp. Fly Specks
          1 1/2 Cups Sugar            1 1/2 teasp. Baking Powder
          1 1/2 Cups Milk               1 1/2 teasp. Salt
          1 1/4 Cups Oil                 1 1/2 teasp. Vanilla
          3  Eggs                            1 1/2 teasp. Almond extract

Add Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder and Salt.  Make well for oil and flavorings, Add milk slowly, then beat in eggs.  Blend about Two minutes by hand.  Add Fly Specks, blend throughout.  Bake in greased, floured loaf pan at 350 deg. (test for doneness with toothpick). Good at Yule.
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          (NOTE: Poppy Seeds may be substituted for Specks)
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BLACK  WIDOW Wafers -           1/4 cup PURE Black Widow powder
                                                                     (it takes quite a while to collect this much)
1/2 cup Peanut butter                              1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar              Flour (or as needed)         
1/2 teasp Baking soda                 1 egg                                           
1 Tblsp Molasses                         1/2 teasp ea. Cinnamon, Mace, Nutmeg

Cream BW powder into peanut butter, then brown sugar, molasses
and seasonings, add egg, baking soda, Flour as needed to form firm dough.  divide into 7 pieces, roll into ball and flatten to wafer, bake in 350 deg. until done, cool thoroughly, wrap individually and store in jar.
Regarding Spider &  insect powders. You need to know if insect died by insecticide;  powders could be toxic. Some bought powders use insects collected from fumigated houses. It is best to collect them yourself.

1/2 cup                Snake Oil
1 1/2 teasp.         Spider Powder
1 1/2 teasp.          Powder of assorted Hardshelled Insects
1 teasp.                Cockroach Powder

Mix powders into Snake oil,  Blend about Two minutes by hand.  If too runny add cornstarch to desired consistency.
Hope you find these silly Recipes Amusing Except Fly speck Bread.  that IS delicious
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