Food

The clever kitchen witch knows she need not look further than her pantry to find all the magical ingredients she could possibly need to whip up a spell for any occasion. There is magic in everything you eat and all you have to do to harness it is learn about it and prepare it with intention. Every food item, from the exotic to the mundane, has alchemical and magical properties. With knowledge of these properties, you can create a meal that’s perfectly in balance, a meal that brings things into balance, or a meal that draws magical energies to help you achieve your goals. Here is a list of the magical qualities or correspondences of everyday foods so that you, the kitchen witch, can create your own magical recipes or discover the magical qualities of recipes you already prepare on a regular basis.

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Homestead and Hearthcraft
Kitchen Witch Corner
Morningbird's Garden

Garlic Mustard – Wildcrafting

Garlic mustard is an invasive species that can be found throughout the US. It enjoys moist, shady areas but can grow just about anywhere, displacing native species. It is one of the first plants to appear after winter and it may release chemicals that inhibit the growth of other plants. Finding and Identifying Garlic Mustard […]

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Kitchen Witch Corner

Fresh Produce For Two-Weeks

In response to suggestions that people help reduce the workload on essential workers while reducing the possibility of exposure to the virus of the hour by only shopping every two weeks instead of weekly or several times a week, I have heard many people claim that this is impossible because fresh food does not last […]

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Kitchen Witch Corner

Shop to Stock Up for 10 days or More

Learning to stock up for the long term is a valuable skill in the best of times. It saves time, it saves money, it saves fuel, it prevents waste and it means that if there is an emergency, you won’t be tempted to jump on the panic buy bandwagon because you’re already stocked and, if […]

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Kitchen Witch Corner

What do I do with all those eggs? (10 Tasty Things)

I have 14 laying hens, 15 if you include the goose. I give eggs away by the dozen to my kids, my parents, my neighbors and a church that gives them away to random people. We eat eggs for breakfast, keep boiled eggs in the fridge for quick snacking and still, we are overrun. This […]

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Kitchen Witch Corner
Recipes

Hassenpfeffer

Because I raise rabbits for meat, I am always looking for good rabbit recipes and hassenpfeffer is a classic, and so one of the first I sought out. It is an old recipe, bearing the hallmarks of upscale 16th and 17th-century cooking. It is loaded with spice trade goodness. One nice thing about hassenpfeffer is […]

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Kitchen Witch Corner

Crafting Magickal Meals

There are many approaches to using magick and creating a meal with magickal intent is a method embraced the Kitchen Witch. Everything in Nature has energy that can be harnessed and directed toward the manifestation of your Will, food included. Whether you prepare and consume your magical meal as a compliment to other magical work, […]

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Almonds displayed on a wooden surface.
Food
Kitchen Witch Corner

Almond

Prunus amygdalus or Prunus dulcis Wild almonds contain toxic levels of cyanide, which are accompanied by a bitter taste. Yet early almond growers isolated non-toxic strains and began cultivating them sometime between 2000 and 3000 BCE. The word almond comes from the French allemande, itself derived from the Greek amygdala which gives us the species name of the […]

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Kitchen Witch Corner

(Magickal) Meal Planning

Meal planning is a valuable skill that every cook, magical or otherwise, should cultivate. Meal planning helps save time and money and helps relieve the stress of last-minute dinner preparations, leaving the magical cook free to focus on intent. Meal planning is simple and only takes about a half hour a week. Just follow these […]

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Kitchen Witch Corner

Anise

Anise, Pimpinella anisum has a strong licorice flavor and is tasty in teas and cakes. It is soothing to the nervous system and contains plant estrogens. The male energy of Anise is aligned with the planet Jupiter and Mercury and the Air element. See also star anise Use anise in preparations for purification, blessing and increasing […]

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