The Kitchen is the Hearth and the Heart of the home and this is where the magick happens! Welcome to my kitchen. The kitchen is my happy place where am always whipping up something magical, nourishing and fun.
Kitchen Witchery is a magical art akin to alchemy but also closely tied to folk magick. The Kitchen Witch uses materials at hand to craft magical spells that also double as delicious meals, home decor, bath products, clothing, jewelry and other everyday items. Kitchen Witches cook and craft with intention while being mindful of the natural properties of the materials they use. While many Kitchen Witches work on instinct, we also spend a great deal of time studying recipes and the magical, healing and nutritional properties of the foods we use.
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We love pierogies and they use up leftovers. Preparation Time: Too freaking long, actually, but an assembly line can get them done in about an hour. Ingredients: 1 recipe homemade pasta 1 cup leftover mashed potatoes 1/2 cup cottage cheese (often of questionable virtue) 2 tbsp. fresh chives, sliced into little green rings Directions: 1. Combine the mashed potatoes, cottage […]Read More
My family eats peppers several times a week and we are big fans of spicy food, so I try to grow peppers every year. Try is the operative word here as my growing season is quite short. Every year, I start my favorite varieties early: Alma paprika, poblanos, jalapenos, bell peppers, and, of course, cayenne. […]Read More
Love it or leave it, it’s pumpkin spice season! I love pumpkin spice all of the time. I like it in my coffee, I like it in my oatmeal, I like it in my pumpkin pie- which I will eat for breakfast as well as dessert. Pumpkin spice reminds me of grandma’s house and warm […]Read More
I love beans. I know not everyone does, but they are a staple in my world. This is one of my favorite bean dishes. I like to make a big batch and keep it around for a quick and satisfying lunch during the week. It is lovely with a green salad but I eat it […]Read More
This magic potion is soothing, sweet, hydrating, cleansing and relaxing. It is the best thing after working hard in the heat, especially if the work was stressful and you were surrounded by unpleasant people. Refreshing watermelon counteracts the damaging effects of the sun and cools the body while lemon balm sooths the nerves. Ingredients Watermelon […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read 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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Hot Cross Buns are a traditional equinox favorite! No Eostre celebration would be complete without some. They are best hot as the name implies. Preparation Time: 3-ish Hours Ingredients: 1¼ cups of warm water ½ cup of soft brown sugar, packed 4 teaspoons of baking yeast 4 cups of all purpose flour 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon […]Read More