This is quite original! to decode the note, you need to find the herb on the hook, DO NOT TAKE WHATS ON THE BARREL! go outside, and to the bottom right corner of your screen is some mushrooms. take them. go inside and face the fireplace. use the logs from outside, and take the tinderbox from the second from the bottom drawer. grab the glass bottle, and place the logs in the fireplace. use the tinderbox on it to light the fire. click just at the bottom of the screen to go facing the floor. click on the middle of the screen. click the green stuff to get spices. click the meat near the top. click until the hatch is shut, and you walk away. throw the herb spices and mushrooms into the pot. click on it with the glass bottle to fill it up. click the full bottle and click the meat. this will use the potion on the meat. put the meat on the hook. POTION DONE!