Food
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
Morningbird's Garden

Getting Started with a Simple Herb Garden

Gardening can be intimidating and, for those of us who do not have our own patch of dirt to tend, it can seem nearly impossible. But growing and using your own herbs is quite satisfying and can only improve our magical relationship with them. And if you don’t have your own patch of dirt, many […]

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Morningbird's Garden

Growing Tomatoes

Tomatoes are among the most popular garden plants. Store bought tomatoes cannot compare to the flavor and texture of fresh, homegrown tomatoes, still warm from the sun and there are few vegetables (fruits!) more versatile in the kitchen. While tomatoes are a popular plant for beginners, they can present challenges if conditions aren’t just right. […]

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Homestead and Hearthcraft
Morningbird's Garden

Growing Celery

A few years ago, I planted three celery plants I bought at the garden center in my herb garden and basically treated them like my herbs. They grew lots of nice leaves, but no stalks. They were good in soup and the rabbits liked them, but I wasn’t really excited. Last year, I decided to make […]

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Homestead and Hearthcraft
Kitchen Witch Corner
Morningbird's Garden

Housewarming Houseplants

If you’re as bummed about the end of the gardening season as I am, you may be thinking of ways to brighten up your indoor surroundings and nothing says springtime like some green. Live plants instantly lift the energy in your home and some can also bring specific magical energy into your space. And if […]

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Homestead and Hearthcraft

Raising Mealworms for the Birds

My step-lizard was 2 years old when my husband and I got married and my husband has always fed him mealworms as an occasional treat (he mostly ate veggies) so we have been familiar with mealworms for some time, though we’ve never dealt with them in quantity.  Now that we have ducks and chickens and […]

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Moon timing
Book of Shadows

Doing it by the Moon

As Witches, we often time our magical activities according to the phases of the moon and the positions of the other heavenly bodies, but Witches aren’t the only ones. Generations of farmers have been timing their planting and livestock activities according to these considerations as well. Both your Witches Almanac and the Farmer’s Almanac provides […]

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Kitchen Witch Corner

Little Kitchen Rituals

Ritual is the difference between the ordinary and the special. Rituals surrounding objects, times and places signify their importance, their sacredness. While there are certainly other things involved with Kitchen Witchery, rituals surrounding the kitchen and the preparation of food is a defining feature. It reflects the sanctity of the space as well as the […]

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Kitchen Witch Corner

Infused Oils

Infused oils bring herbal goodness into a carrier oil base. The oil can later be used as a base for a salve or it can be used alone as a massage or moisturizing oil. Infused oils can also be used in cooking (see warnings) and in ritual as a dressing or anointing oil. All you need […]

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