Trailer “Code Black”
Trailer “Code Black”
S is for Saffron:
The world’s most expensive spice, this highly valued culinary addition is so powerful that only a few strands are needed to flavor and color an entire dish. Most imported saffron originates from Spain. The ground variety loses its flavor and is often not real saffron.
Matches well with: risotto, soup, tomatoes, mussels, paella and rice
Healing properties: effective in treating mild Alzheimer’s, appetite suppressor, anti-depressant
Magical Properties: healing, love, and to control the weather. Keep saffron sachets in your home to bring happiness.
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L Is For Lemon Grass
Another plant that is often used in Thai and Indonesian cooking, lemon grass has a delicate lemony flavor. The inner core is tender and can be chopped similar to scallions. The outer part can be used for flavoring in teas and soups.
Matches well with: pork, shellfish, chicken and in soups
Healing properties: it has pain relieving properties, because of its ability to alleviate muscle spasms. The vapor of lemon grass is inhaled, to aid in calming and removing fever. Great for sore throats.
Magical properties: psychic opening and cleansing
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I love artfully done short films, may they be a documentary, a extended music video turned into a short film, or a story. Wigs has brought forth a few short films on their channel (available to stream on their channel as well as their YouTube Channel). “Serena” is one of these creations, masterfully done, staring Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club) and Alfred Molina (Not Without My Daughter).
Centering around a very confined space – the confessional of a Catholic Church, both manage to capture the essence and power of a tender story, a woman falling for the “wrong” man, the man on the other side of the confessional, turning the setting almost romantic. This short film, and the expressive performances, are a real gem. Watch it for yourself:
I truly think that the casting for this project was precise, and could not have been better, with Alfred Molina using his close-ups to portray an deeply convincing Priest.
I invite you to explore more of the short stories and documentaries, as well as ground-breaking series that Wigs has to offer.