raven lord tributes [purple duchess sweet potatoes]


The Raven Lord demands tribute… in the form of tasty appetizers!

I have been playing a ton of Heroes of the Storm lately. I’ve been trying to climb the ladder to finally hit Rank 1. Recently, I have been fortunate enough snag Sylvanas in draft. AW YISS BANSHEE QUEEN.


I have no time for games!

I am totally loving Sylvanas’ play style. It’s an awesome feeling to be fighting someone and then throw out your “E” to teleport when the fight gets too rough.

One of the battlegrounds I enjoy playing is the Cursed Hollow. On this map, the goal is to collect three tributes for the malevolent Raven Lord. He’s totally a big jerk.


There’s usually a ton of fighting when these tributes pop up. And that’s what I absolutely love about this map — the team fights!


Hahaha, big head mode!

Since the Raven Lord demand tribute… We better start cooking!



  1. salt
  2. 2 tablespoons of butter
  3. 4 – 5 cloves of garlic, grated
  4. 1 egg, mixed
  5. 1/3 cup of milk
  6. 1/3 cup of shredded parmesan cheese
  7. 1 lb of purple sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters


Prep time for this dish takes about 30 minutes. Cook time takes 20 minutes for boiling the potatoes, and an additional 12 minutes for baking. This makes 4 servings (about 8 tributes).


  1. After peeling and cutting your sweet potatoes, place them in a pot of large water.blog_ravenlordtributes_potato
  2. Bring that pot of water to boil and cook the sweet potatoes for about 20 minutes or until soft. Then drain the sweet potatoes and return them to the pot.
  3. Add in your salt, cheese, butter, garlic and milk. Use a potato masher to combine the ingredients.
  4. Transfer the mashed sweet potatoes to a bowl.
  5. Add in your egg and stir to combine.


  1. Place the sweet potato mixture in a piping bag.
  2. Lay a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  3. Begin piping out the shape of the raven lord tributes. Start with an oval, and then a pointed tip for the beak.
  4. Then, pipe out the wings.
  5. Use a butter knife to smooth out the entire shape. Use the edge of the butter knife to create the eyes by gently pressing down at an angle.
  6. Continue making the tributes until you run out of sweet potato mixture.


  1. Set your oven to 350° F.
  2. Let your tributes bake for about 12 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  3. Eat!


GG WP, Heroes!

Please note that eating three of these tributes will not cause the Raven Lord to curse your enemies. However, these are delicious and can satisfy a rumbling tummy. MY BELLY DEMANDS TRIBUTE.

By the way, I have set up a Patreon! I have been posting previews of upcoming blog post there, so if you’re interested, please check it out. 😀

GUEST RECIPE: light pickles [pickled turnips and onions]

blog_lightpickles_titleHi! I am Olivia. I have been an avid gamer since the day my dad put an Atari controller in my hands and taught me how to play Pac-Man. I’ve had the pleasure of playing a great many different systems but have to admit that the GameCube is still my absolute favorite console. I have come to dearly love MMOs but the best game ever has to be Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life. It was the game that introduced me to cooking/crafting and I was absolutely smitten; I spent the entire 3 day Blockbuster rental period glued to the TV, squeezing out every second I could before it had to go back. It is still my go-to game just to relax and really enjoy the experience.
The first recipe I wanted to translate is very simple, both in the game and in the real world. It is also the dish that I have made most often as it is only one ingredient and is great for getting the cooking count up to progress to other recipes. There are a lot of things that could have been added to the jar for more flavor but after some internal debate, I felt that the recipe was meant to be uncomplicated as possible.
  1. 1    Large Turnip
  2. 1/2 Large Red Onion
  3. 1    Cup Rice Wine Vinegar  ( there is white wine in the photo, I changed my mind at the last minute and used something more traditionally Japanese even though most of the recipes in this game seem to lean more towards Indian food)
  4. 1 Cup Hot Water
  5. 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  6. 10-20 Whole Black Peppercorns
  7. 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  8. 1 Quart Sized Jar (or other 4 cup, non-metal, container that can be sealed tightly)
  1. . Peel and thinly slice the onion and turnip. (I used a mandolin for even slices. They can be expensive but I found mine at a thrift store for about 10 bucks.)
  2.  Put the turnip and onion in alternating layers in the jar.
  3.  Whisk the remaining ingredients together in a saucepan until sugar and salt are dissolved and the liquid has reached a nice simmer.
  4. Pour saucepan contents over the sliced vegetables. Put lid on and invert the container a few times to ensure even saturation. Allow to cool for about an hour, then refrigerate. These should keep for about a week.
In the game, these are served as a salad, by themselves. I have found that similar refrigerator pickles are good as condiments on sandwiches or served as a side dish to spicy foods.
Special guest recipe by Olivia Augustus. You can find her roaming the vast world of Second Life, diving into a game of Catan, or enjoying some of her favorite games.You can follow her adventures on her Twitter: @OliviaAugustus.