ground allspice

Moth’s “Getting that Interview” Spell

So I’ve applied to 6 jobs this week because I need to get out of my current one so here’s a little spell I made and I’m using to get at least an interview or two out of those six

Originally posted by omoizakkashop

What You’ll Need

  • A small pocket sized bottle/jar
  • A green and yellow candle
  • Mortar and pestle
  • Sun water
  • Nutmeg
  • Lavender
  • Mint
  • Grounded allspice

What To Do

  • Muddle all your herbs together into the mortar.
  • Place your sun water in and muddle your mixture more till it becomes mushy.
  • Spoon your mush into the bottle/jar.
  • Cover the bottle/jar with a cork or lid.
  • Seal the it with green wax first and say/think “My application(s) stands out from the rest.” then take the yellow wax and seal it on top of the green and say/think “They will see me and want to see more of me. So may it be.”
  • Place the bottle/jar in your pocket until you get an interview.

Spiced Apple Mug Cake


Yields 1 mug cake

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup self rising flower
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 tablespoons applesauce
  • 1 apple
Equipment
  • 2 small mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Spoon
  • Rubber spatula
  • 1 microwaveable mug
  • Cutting board & knife
  • Peeler
Decoration
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sticks

Let’s get started!

  1. Cut apple into cubes and measure out 2 tablespoons.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugars, spices, and salt.
  3. Whisk in milk and applesauce until smooth.
  4. Stir in cubed apples.
  5. Pour into mug and microwave on high for about 1 minute. If cake is not set, microwave in intervals of 10 seconds until fully cooked.

Time to decorate!

  1. Allow mug cakes to cool slightly then sprinkle some ground cinnamon on top and place a cinnamon stick inside.
The Sorrow Pot - A Spell for Sadness

Then said he, “If you will not tell me anything, tell your sorrows to the iron-stove there,” and he went away.

Then she crept into the iron-stove, and began to weep and lament, and emptied her whole heart, and said, “Here am I deserted by the whole world, and yet I am a King’s daughter, and a false waiting-maid has by force brought me to such a pass that I have been compelled to put off my royal apparel, and she has taken my place with my bridegroom, and I have to perform menial service as a goose-girl. If my mother did but know that, her heart would break.”

-The Goose Girl

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There are times in our lives when we suffer from the words and deeds of others. These are hard enough to bear without the additional strain of feeling like we can’t talk about it or have no one to turn to for sympathy. This spell allows for both a venting of those grievances and a call for justice upon those who have wronged you.

Intent: To relieve your sorrows and bring justice for a grievance.

Materials:

  • Small pot / saucepan / teapot / large mug
  • Fire-safe dish
  • Bayberry candle
  • Herbs: Willow Bark, Rosemary, Marjoram, Powdered Allspice or Ground Clove

Ideal Timing: This spell can be performed whenever there is a need.

Obtain a small pot or saucepan. If neither of these are available, a teapot or a large mug will do. This will be your sorrow pot. It is important to note that after performing this spell, you should wash and thoroughly cleanse the item to make sure that none of your sorrows remain before using it for mundane cooking or other magic.

Whisper your sorrows into the pot. Take as long as you like and be as sad or as angry or as vulgar as you feel you need to be. If you shed any tears, try to catch a few of them in the pot for additional potency.

Gather the following and place them in the pot:

  • A Palmful of Willow Bark
  • A Pinch of Dried Rosemary
  • A Pinch of Dried Marjoram
  • A Spoonful of Shavings from a Bayberry Candle

Stir the contents with a spoon until well combined, then tip the whole mixture into a fire-safe dish, carry it to a clear area without fire hazards, and set it alight. The candle shavings will help the herbs to burn more thoroughly, and you can add drippings from a bayberry or black wax candle if you wish to help it along.

Carefully sprinkle a generous pinch of Ground Allspice or Ground Cloves into the burning material. Let the herbs burn to ash, then cast the ashes into the wind.

If you stop there, the spell works to relieve sorrow and emotional pain, and to aid recovery and mental clarity. If you wish to go one step further and seek justice for the harm that caused your pain in the first place, add the following incantation as you sprinkle the Allspice or Cloves into the burning herbs.

Recite over the flames:

The pain I’ve suffered is your doing
This spell shall be the undoing of you
By sea-salt tear and burning flame
The harm you’ve done returns to you

Once the herbs are completely burned, take the ashes and cast them into the wind to carry the spell to its’ intended target.

Note: If you do not have the space for burning herbs or do not wish to use fire, the herbs may be poured into a bowl and placed in strong sunlight for an hour, with the word “sun” replacing “flame” in the incantation. Cast the herbs into running water or scatter them in the wind for the final step.

- From the forthcoming book, “The Sisters Grimmoire: Spells and Charms for Your Happily Ever After” by Bree NicGarran and Anna Zollinger

This is a prosperity spell jar. I used @witchy-woman post to base it off of.
Ground Cloves -money
Ground Allspice -luck and money
Ground Cinnamon -success, luck, prosperity
Chopped Basil -luck and success
Parsley Flakes -prosperity, financial increase, and wealth
Mint -wealth and prosperity

I sealed it with her wax method as well. I’m using this tomorrow for a potential job promotion with a store within my company to assistant manager. I’m gonna carry it in my pocket during the meeting.
Thank you!

Migraine/Nerve related headache relief

Valerian tea is a strong pain reliever that helps to calm and heal the nervous system. It can be very effective at relieving tension & nerve related headaches even migraines.
Consider sprinkling some ground allspice into the tea for extra pain relief.

Be careful though as Valerian can make you drowsy (it is the main ingredient in most herbal sleeping pills in high doses) and I’d advise using store bought valerian tea bags as the part of the plant which is used is the root which can be an inconvenience to harvest at home and to store.

Also worth noting, if you find your migraines are caused by stress or anxiety then this will be especially helpful due to it’s calming properties. A great alternative to Chamomile if you dislike the taste and always remember you can add lemon/lime or honey to taste!

(:

UPDATED Massive Spring Cleanout SALE/TRADE

I have a MASSIVE Sale/Exchange, mainly in credit to my Spring Cleaning Skills.

I also just want people out there in the community to know that I can get so many things that most seem to have a difficult time with <3

I’m here to help! I am also in a great deal of pain financially, so everything is for sale primarily. I will have a small list at the end of my Exchange Posts of the few things I am willing to trade for.

I have never traded on the Exchange, but I have a small online business and sell consignment in my town at 2 stores. I have a PayPal account that is linked to my Etsy for convenience <3

Happy to meet you all, and I hope you find what you are looking for!

Xoxo, Ginger

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-Black & White & Clear Glass beads, various sizes/shapes (New, never used) $5

-Pin Blanks (10 count) (New) $2

-Hamsa Charms (10 count) (New) *These have a whole on either side with a circle cut out in the middle so you can thread through them, or have a small stone in the palm! $2

-Buddha Head Charms (10 count) (New) $3

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-White Waxed Cord/String (1 Pack) (New) $4

-Small Metal Canisters with clear lids (11 count) (New) $1/each plus shipping OR $11 for all

-Bead Design Board (New) $5

-Wolf Totem Stone-Green Aventurine, wolf engraving painted black $6

-Snakeskin (Ethically Harvested) $10

-Clear Quartz Point (Medium) (almost on matrix completely) $3

-Raw Sodalite (Small) $2

-Tumbled Sodalite (Medium) $3

-Raw Flourite Chunk $35

-Personalized Home Protective Rune Chains $30

-Scrying Mirrors Mini & Small: $12 / Medium: $24 / Large: $32

-Sugar Scrubs $10 a jar

-Potions $6 a bottle

-Oil Blends (For Diffusers, Oil Burners, & Anointing/Massage, all Blended by me!) $7/bottle

   ^(*Positive Thinking, and Full Moon 1, Full Moon 2 Left*)^

-Spell Bags/Sachets (All kinds of intents! Luck, Prosperity/$$$, Protection, Car/Travel Protection, Job, esc! ) $10 each

-Agate Slices with Antiqued Silver Leaf Edges (5 total, 4 purple & 1 blue, great coasters, altar tiles, décor, esc!) $12 each

-Huge solid Agate chunk Tea Candle Holder (Holds 2 tea candles) $21

-Ceramic Wax Melter (Light Blue Color, comes with 9 Pine Wax Cubes) $15

-Clock Tower Engraved Wooden Tea Box $21

///Wooden Rune Sets: (Small, Medium, and Large wood slices, wood burned)

   –Rune Sets WITH Storage Box. These come in a Pine Box or a Paper Mache Box with handpainted protection staves on them-I usually favor Aegishjalmr or Gennir, but am open to which staves are on them. Boxes can be left blank if desired. Small: $22 / Medium: $25 / Large: $28

   –Rune Sets WITHOUT Storage Box (Comes in see through mesh bag). Small: $12 / Medium: $15 / Large $18</b>

///Incense

   Fulfillment Sticks, Into the Night Sticks, The Moon Sticks, Handmade in the Monastery Tibetan Healing Incense Sticks, Frankincense Sticks, Myrrh Sticks, Patchouli Sticks, Dragons Blood Sticks and Cones

**.10/stick & .05/cone**

///Feathers:

   –Chicken $2

   –Macaw $6

   –Seagull $4

   (Ethically harvested, cleaned)

   –1 Dark Blue, 1 Med. Blue, 1 Light Blue, and 1 Black Artificial Feather free with another/pay shipping

   **Can get Pheasant feathers, Peacock Eyes/Feathers, Ostrich and goose upon request**

///Jewelry: (Mainly Necklaces, I have a problem xD)

   –Chevron Amethyst necklace $16

   –Silver Plated Tip Quartz Point Necklace $13

   –Flourite Point Wire Wrapped Necklace $33

   –Tangerine Quartz Wire Wrapped Necklace $16

   –Unakite and Aventurine Necklace $25

   –Turquoise Necklace $20

   –Om Necklace $10

   –Hummingbird Skull Necklace $10

   –Coral Jasper Necklace $12

   –Aventurine and Swarovski Necklace $25

   –Om Necklace with 7 Chakras $25

   –Crescent Moon Necklace $12

   –Agate Necklace $20

   –Winged Scarab Necklace $12

   –Moonstone Sun Necklace $20

   –Hamsa Necklace $12

   –Fire Agate Wire Wrapped Necklace $25

   –Garnet Necklace $15

   –Quartz Choker Necklace (Adjustable) $15

   –Resin Starfish & Ocean Aesthetic Necklace $10

   –Flower Centerpiece Necklace $10

   –Antique Oil Diffusing Pendant (Wooden, pendant had to be put on another chain, but still vintage) $15

   –Dreamcatcher Earrings with Turquoise and Quartz Crystal $16

///Candles:

   –Dark Red Votive Candles (4 Count) $5

   –Red Votive Candles (5 Count) $6

   –Pink/Red Candles (2 Count) (These are larger than a Votive but not quite a small pillar) $6

   –Light Blue Small Round “Bubble” Candles (9 Count) $10

[^^^All these are handmade^^^]

   –White Votive Candles (4 Count) $5

   –Tea Candles (However many your heart desires) .10/each

///Herbs:

-Mace

-Red Pepper Flakes

-Cayenne-Powder

-Black Peppercorns

-White Pepper-Ground

-Mediterranean Sea Salt

-Himalayan Pink Salt

-Hawaiian Black Lava Salt

-Tobacco (NOT for smoking use!)

-Clove-Whole and Ground

-Ginger-Ground

-Yellow Mustard-Ground

-Brown Mustard Seeds

-Rosemary

-Spearmint & Mint

-Marjoram

-Turmeric

-Star Anise

-Mediterranean Basil & Basil

-Cinnamon-Bark & Ground

-Paprika-Powder

-Sulphur

-Dragon’s Blood Resin

-Wildflowers

-Orange Peel-Crushed

-Allspice-Ground

-Nutmeg-Whole and Ground

-White Sage-Rubbed/Crushed, also have Bundles/Smudge Sticks

-Sweetgrass Braids*

-Lavender Flowers

-Bay Leaves

-Oak Leaves/Bark

-Acorn Caps

-Walnut Leaves/Bark

-Maple Leaves/Bark

-So many trees, flowers, bushes, esc, omg just ask 8D

**Herbs are $2.50 a bag. Sweetgrass Braids are $12.**

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***Can obtain (Candles)-I can obtain most any candle size, color, scent! I ask that you pay the price and the shipping, and I can apprehend them for you <3 Most are handmade, others are bought outright.

***Can obtain (Stones/Crystals)-I only ask that you pay the price of the crystal/stone, and the shipping. I understand that most do not have the crazy selection available that I do, so I am extending my services to apprehend a stone (or a few!) to add to your collection or to aid in your spellwork (: ~Other than the more common stones (quartz, amethyst, rose quartz, smokey quartz, esc of all types and sizes) and the more common tumbled stones (Jaspers, Garnets, Aventurine, esc, esc) If you can name it, I can probably find it :D I, personally, have received some beautiful specimens of Honey & Orange Calcite-Raw &Tumbled, Green Calcite-Tumbled, Garnet-Tumbled, Snowflake Obsidian, Angelite, Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli, Jet & Onyx, Flourite, Moonstone, Kyanite, Agates (Moss, Banded, esc), Labradorite (Raw & Tumbled), Bloodstone, Fire Agate-Raw with a polished face, primarily, Carnelian-Tumbled, Jaspers (Leopard, Picasso, red/brown, there are even Orbichular Jasper cuts at one shop nearby!), Unakite, Numite, Serpentine, Tiger Eye (Brown, Red-Tumbled), Pyrite, Peacock Ore, Amazonite, Aquamarines, there are Lithium in Aquamarine specimens too! Ruby in Fuschite-Tumbled, Desert Rose, Flourite Palm Stones, Bismuth crystals of all sizes, and so so so much more! Just poke me (:

***Can obtain (Herbs/Spices/Flowers)-I only ask that you pay the price of the  herb/spice/flower, and the shipping. I understand that most do not have the crazy selection available that I do, so I am extending my services to apprehend an herb, flower, or spice (or a few!) to add to your collection or to aid in your spellwork (: I also have a ridiculous plant access as well, so things like Fern, Ivy, esc, grow in way too plenty here! Just ask and I’ll probably be able to find it/obtain it!

***I have unlimited access to the Atlantic Ocean, connected rivers, and the wildlife. We have Seagulls, oysters, mussels, scallops, I have access to Abalone shells, Conch shells, starfish, urchins, misc ocean/river wildlife, ocean and river water/sand, and much more. Just ask!

///Only Trades I Can Accept

-Encyclopedia of Spirits, Judika Illes

-Fox parts-Pelt, Skull, Teeth, claws, Tail

-*Certain* Dragon, Norse related Items

-Small Vulture Culture pieces (Small skulls, teeth, certain pelts, claws, esc.)

-Tapestries

-Certain Raw/*Very Certain* Tumbled Stones/Crystals (I love Clusters and crystals on matrix, generators and standing points, Smokey Quartz, Fire stones are a plus, unique formations, Opals, Aquamarine, Topaz, Jet and Onyx, Let me know what you have and I’ll see if anything catches my fancy!)

-Athame or Sword

-Statuary: Deities (Norse, Celtic, Green Man/Cernunnos), Dragon, Suns, Stags, Tree/Treefolk

-Jewelry/Crafting Supplies *Certain things only* Please send me pics of what you have (:

-Dreamcatchers

-Crystal spheres/stands, other shaped crystals

-Herb cupboards

-Oriental items

-Tree Aesthetic

-Elvish Aesthetic

///End Notes:

Currency is in USD, some things I will wave shipping, some require shipping only, and of course I will do a Bulk price for more than a few items! <3

Don’t be afraid to send me a poke regardless, though, I’d rather see everything go somewhere desired or needed other than in the garbage or sitting in my trunk /:

If you are interested in an item(s) and would like pictures, please message me, there are too many pictures to even be able to post them here!

@theegoldenndragonn or email me darnswelllifehere@gmail.com

all-purpose Frozen Moonlight ritual water / spell jar

[ ] = not essential

Container:
* Sealable jar or bottle
* with a sprinkle of salt
Water:
* Snow - collected in a separate cup the morning after a full moon
Charms:
* 1 clove
* 1 sesame seed
* 1 fennel seed
* 1 [star] anise seed
* [1 saffron strand]
* 3 peppercorns- 1 white, 1 red, 1 green
* 3 poppy seeds
* crushed bay leaf
* crushed basil
* ground (powdered) sage
* ground allspice
* ground thyme
Spell:
1. Sprinkle in a bit of your preferred type of salt (ie: sea salt, table salt, black salt, Himalayan pink salt, infused salt)
2. For bottles with corks: cover the CLEAN cork in ground sage by rolling the cork in a tiny capful of it or dipping into the sage and spreading it from your fingertip. Do not try shaking it directly onto the cork, you’d be wasting sage ~ For jars with lids: coat the inside of the lid with ONE shake/sprinkle of sage
3. Cover the jar, sealing in the salt and sage. These will be your cleansing agents. Shake and swirl as you see fit, be sure to “coat” the inside entirely. Always swirl counterclockwise to dispel energy from the jar
4. Add charms
5. Cover the jar. Repeat Step 3. Always swirl clockwise to add energy to spells
6. Collect snow, carefully fill bottle a little more than halfway with snow ONLY. Do NOT purposely melt snow to easily pour melt-water. The reason for using this snow is because it has been charged overnight by the moon and “awakened” but the morning sun without losing its energy from the full moon. As the snow melts inside the jar it activates the charms to complete the spell. Previously melted snow will do nothing to the charms as it has lost all moonlit energy.
7. After filling the jar, the snow inside should be slushy and awkward to work with. This is normal
8. Now it’s time to powder the bottom on the cork with ground thyme
9. Cover the jar. Shake the jar to attempt combining all the ingredients. It probably won’t work. This is normal
10. Remove the cork and powder the bottom of it with allspice. Swirl the jar to spin the ingredients clockwise for as long as you see fit
11. Find a space to set the jar down and allow it to melt
12. Give it one last shimmy shimmy before walking away. No magical reason, it’s just fun

And there you go! The melted snow will provide you with a wonderful all-purpose ritual water! To be used in spells, quick cleanses, anointing and blessings, and other stagnant liquids to refresh them when stale. The fantastic thing about this fancy witch water is that when your supply runs low, you can keep all the same charms and essentially never run out! “But what about when the snow melts??” ICE! Obviously we know that tiny ice crystals are cooler than ice cubes but they serve the same purpose as long as they’re charged overnight by the full moon! The tricky part is keeping the ice frozen overnight so that it melts only in the bottle. There are two ways to handle this: 1) allow the ice to melt overnight and end up with chilly moon water (or just make moon water to begin with). This can be frozen in the morning to be crushed and added to your bottle of ready-to-go charms for proper spell-melting. Freezing does not affect an item’s energy like heat does, so this is in fact an effective method. Or 2) empty your charms into the bowl of ice you have for the full moon to charge and allow the energy transfer to happen overnight. Collect your new bowl of ritual water in the morning and enjoy :)

P.S. I can share the properties of any charm if anyone would like to know why they were used!

Yule Wish Bottle

This was a gift that I gave to a friend for success, prosperity, strength and luck in the coming new year.  

You will need:

a small corked bottle
whole almonds (employment, money, health)
rose buds (protection)
chamomile flowers (money, luck)
bay leaf (strength)
ground ginger (money, success, power)
five finger leaf (money, health, power, wisdom)
ground cinnamon (success, money)
ground allspice (money, luck)
ground clove (money)
elm bark (protection from gossip and false friends)
mandrake root (prosperity, gives the spell a kick)
orange zest (joy, health, purification)
rosemary
a sigil for prosperity, strength, and luck

Add all of the ground ingredients to the bottle first.  Write the sigil on a small piece of paper and roll it up like a scroll and add it to the bottle.  Add the whole pieces last, arranging nicely as best as you can.  While doing this, you can whisper the specifications for your “wish” into the bottle or just focus on the desired outcome as you assemble the bottle.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Snickerdoodles PREP TIME:  30 MINS COOK TIME:  12 MINS TOTAL TIME:  42 MINS SERVES: 24  

Delicious soft and puffy pumpkin snickerdoodles with a surprise cream cheese center. INGREDIENTS
  • 3¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. freshly-ground ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Filling Ingredients:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon-sugar coating:
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • Dash of allspice
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together. Set aside.
  2. In a kitchenaid mixer with a paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugars on medium high speed until fluffy about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Blend in pumpkin puree, beat in egg and then add vanilla. Slowly add dry ingredients on low speed just until combined. Cover and chill dough for an hour.
  4. To make the cream cheese filling, blend cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together. Chill for an hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 and line your baking sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and spices for the coating and set aside.
  6. To make the cookies, take a tablespoon of the cookie batter. Flatten it like a pancake and place a teaspoon of the cream cheese in center. Form another tablespoon of the cookie batter into a flat pancake shape and place on top of the cream cheese. Pinch the edges together sealing in the cream cheese and roll into a ball. Roll in the cinnamon sugar coating and place on the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart.
  7. Repeat until the dough is gone and flatten the cookie dough balls with a heavy bottomed glass or measuring cup.
  8. Bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes or until the tops start to crack. Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and transfer to a wire rack. Enjoy!
SOME TRADITIONAL SAMHAIN RECIPES

Samhain (Oct 31)
Food and Drink of Samhain: Turnips, apples and apple cider, gourds, nuts, mulled wines, beef, pork, poultry, ale, bram brack (dark loaf or cake made with dried fruit), corn, mugwort tea, pumpkin, squash, and colcannon
Boxty Cakes

1 C. raw, grated potato
1 C. cooked mashed potatos (leftover is fine)
1 onion, minced fine (optional – for savory boxty pancakes)
1 C. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder1 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
1 C. buttermilk
2 tbsp. butter

In a med. mixing bowl, combine the grated potato, onion (if using), and buttermilk (this keeps the potato from discoloring). In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Add grated potato mixture, egg, and mashed potato. Mix well. Batter should be about the texture of thick pancake batter. Add additional flour or buttermilk if necessary. Melt butter in a heavy skillet or on a griddle.Over medium heat, drop large spoonfuls of boxty batter into skillet, making approximately 6" pancakes.
Brown well on both sides.
Cheesy Potatoes

12 medium potatoes, peeled, cooked & roughly mashed
2 Eggs; well beaten
250g Cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon Salt
¼ cup Butter
Pepper
½ cup Sour cream
¼ slice Green onions
½ cup Milk
½ cup grated tasty cheese

Mix potatoes with remaining ingredients. Mix well, but lightly; do not whip! Place in a greased 20cm round casserole dish and bake in a preheated 150°C oven for approx 45 minutes.
Colcannon

1 lb. of cabbage or kale, cooked
1 lb. potatoes, cubed and boiled until tender
2 leeks, cleaned well and chopped, or green onions
1 C. whole milk or light cream
½ C. butter, melted
salt and pepper, to taste
pinch of ground mace (optional)

Boil kale or cabbage in lightly salted water until tender. Chop.
Bring milk or cream to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Add leeks and cook until soft.
Drain potatoes, add salt and pepper to taste (and optional mace). Beat until fluffy.
Return potatoes to pot over a low flame.
Add milk with leeks.
Beat in cooked kale or cabbage until green and fluffy.
Remove from heat and serve.

Optional:
Make a well in the middle of each portion and divide butter evenly among servings, filling each well.
Dip each bite of colcannon in butter before eating.
Cream Cheese Potato Pie

1 egg, beaten
1 10 oz package cream cheese, softened
3 cups mashed potatoes
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
2 Tablespoons sweet basil
¾ Teaspoon garlic salt
½ cup shredded cheese

Stir egg and cream cheese together until well mixed. Cream potatoes and milk together.
Add both these mixtures to the same bowl, along with bread crumbs and spices. Mix
until creamy and smooth. Turn into greased 8-inch pie pan and smooth out evenly. You can also
choose to make a nice pie crust to line the pan with, but it’s just as good without the crust. Bake
at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until pie puffs up a little and starts to brown slightly. Remove from
oven, top with shredded cheese, and allow to cool before serving.

Fairy Spice Cakes
These delicious cakes are best left in the garden for the Elemental Folk on nights of Wiccan significance, such as Samhain or Lammas.

½ cup sweet Muscat wine
2 tablespoons fine brown sugar
1 large egg
⅔ cup flour
½ teaspoon poppy seeds
⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
⅛ teaspoon salt
Sunflower oil for frying

Mix the egg and the Muscat wine in a bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix together the flour, poppy seeds, cinnamon, sugar and salt. Stir this into the egg mixture. Let it stand for about ½ hour. Combine the nutmeg and honey in a small bowl. Heat some oil in a frying pan (about ½ inch in the bottom) until it’s hot. Drop the batter into the oil one generous spoonful each time and fry until golden. Place on paper towels to drain and then dip into the honey mix. Delicious!

Golden Herb Rolls

2/3 cup milk
½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
¼ cup water
4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 package quick-rising yeast
2 teaspoons dried savory leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
½ teaspoon dried dill weed, crushed
1 cup canned pumpkin
4 eggs, divided
2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 20 to 24 muffin cups. Combine milk, butter and water in small saucepan; heat until butter is melted. If necessary, cool to 120º F. to 130º F. Combine 3 cups flour, sugar, yeast, savory, salt, thyme and dill in large mixer bowl. Add milk mixture and pumpkin; beat for 2 minutes. Stir in 3 eggs and remaining flour. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place for 10 minutes or until doubled. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling ½ to ¾ full. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place for 30 to 40 minutes or until doubled. Beat remaining egg and brush on top of rolls; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until rolls are golden and sound hollow when tapped. Remove from pans; serve warm or cool on wire rack.

Great Aunt Gladys Pumpkin Bread

3 1/3 cups flour
3 cups sugar
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
Pinch powdered Cloves
1 ½ Teaspoons Salt
2 Teaspoons Baking powder

+ NOTE: Dry roasting the herbs in a pan for a few mins,
just until you can smell them, with give you a MUCH more flavorful end result

4 Eggs
1 cup Vegetable oil
2/3 cup Water
1 15 oz Can of Pumpkin
Or you can roast or boil fresh pumpkin 15 oz
1 cup walnuts or Pecans (optional)

* Mix *

Beat wet ingredients, eggs, add oil and water.
In another bowl mix dry ingredients, flour, sugar, salt and spices.
Make a well of the dry and gradually add wet ingredients.
Mix and pour into greased loaf pans (pound cake size)
Preheated oven at 350 for 1 hour.
Yields 2 -3 breads
Hallowmass Cakes

½ cup vegetable oil
4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
2 cup granulated sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups cake flour, sifted
2 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup confectioner’s sugar

In a mixing bowl, combine vegetable oil, chocolate, and granulated sugar. Blend in eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Add vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt into oil mixture. Chill for several hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Roll about a Tablespoon of dough into a ball. Drop balls into confectioners’ sugar, and roll until coated. Place balls about 2 inches apart on a greased baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 min. The cakes should be a soft and the edges should be firm. Do not overbake; they burn easily. Makes about 3 doz

Harvest Scalloped Corn

2 cups whole kernal corn, frozen
2 cups potato chunks, peeled
2 cups broccoli florets
½ cup thinly sliced celery
1 cup Italian bread crums
1 ½ cups sour cream
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup milk
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¼ cup shredded carrots
sea salt to taste

Combine corn, potatoes, broccoli and celery. Pour into greased rectangular baking pan. Sprinkle bread crumbs over vegetables. Beat eggs, sour cream, milk and garlic together. Pour over vegetable mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes, until set in the center.

Irish Potatoes

12 medium potatoes, peeled, cooked & mashed
2 Eggs; well beaten
8 ounces Cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon Salt
¼ cup Butter
Pepper
½ cup Sour cream
¼ slice Green onions
½ cup Milk

Mix potatoes with remaining ingredients. Mix well, but lightly; do not whip! Place in a greased 9~ round casserole and bake in a preheated oven for 45 minutes.

Oven Hash

1 cup coarsely ground beef
1 cup coarsely ground potatoes
¼ cup coarsely ground onion
¼ cup snipped fresh parsley
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1- 6oz can evaporated milk
¼ cup fine dry bread crumbs
1 tbs. butter/margarine melted

In frying pan, combine and cook beef, potatoes, onion, parsley, and Worcestershire sauce, and evaporated milk. Remove from heat and turn out into a 1 qt casserole dish. Mix bread crumbs with melted butter/margarine and sprinkle on top. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Makes 4 servings.

Pumpkin-Cider Bread

2 cups pureed pumpkin
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp nutmeg
2 cups of flour, and then enough to keep the consistency just right
2 tblspns dry yeast dissolved in ½ cup warm water
1 tblspn salt
2 tblspns vegetable oil
1/3 to ½ cup molasses
2 cups of fresh cider

Combine cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg with the pureed pumpkin.
Combine salt and 2 cups of flour. Add the cider, yeast mix and all other ingredients. Add
more flour if necessary. Pour the dough to a lightly greased bowl, cover it with a cloth or
plastic wrap, and let it in rise about 45 minutes, until it’s doubled in size in a warm place.
Punch down the dough and turn it out onto a floured surfact. Roll the dough into a long
strip and then roll it up jellyroll style to fit into the bread pan. Place in a greased pan and
let rise until doubled again. Bake at 400 degrees F for 50-60 minutes until brown and
done, when a fork comes out clean.

Pumpkin Muffins

1 c Unbleached Flour, Sifted
2 t Baking Powder
¼ t Salt
¼ t Ground Cinnamon
¼ c Vegetable Shortening
2/3 c Sugar
1 ea Large Egg
½ c Canned, Mashed Pumpkin
2 T Milk

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; set aside. Cream together shortening and sugar in mixing bowl until light and fluffy, using electric mixer at medium speed. Beat in egg. Combine pumpkin and milk in small bowl. Add dry ingredients alternately with pumpkin mixture to creamed mixture, stirring well after each addition. Spoon batter into paper-lined 2 ½-inch muffin-pan cups, filling 2/3rds full.
Bake in 350 degree F. oven 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot with butter and homemade jam.

(These are my personal favorite~)

Pumpkin Muffins

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 stick butter or margarine, softened
½ cup sugar
2 eggs
½ cup buttermilk
2/3 cup cooked, mashed pumpkin
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon ground cloves or allspice

In small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy and pale. Beat in eggs and buttermilk until well-blended. Add flour mixture to form a batter. Preheat oven to 375ºF. In medium bowl, mix pumpkin, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves until well-blended. Stir into the batter. Ladle batter into 12 2 ½-inch greased muffin cups and bake for 15-17 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes, then cool on rack.

Yield: 1 dozen
Remembrance Cookies

These cookies can be made on Hallow’s Eve. They can be shaped like people and the herb rosemary is added to the dough as a symbol of remembrance. Some of the cookies are eaten while telling stories or attributes of special ancestors, reminding us that we still have access to their strengths–or perhaps a predisposition to their weaknesses. The rest of the cookies are left outside by a bonfire as an offering. This can be a solemn ritul, but it need not be.

1 ½ c. powdered sugar
1 c. butter or margarine (softened)
1 egg
2 t. vanilla
1 t. almond extract
2 ½ c. all purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. cream of tartar
1 ½ T. chopped rosemary

Heat oven 375 degrees. In a large bowl, beat sugar, butter, egg, vanilla, almond extract, and rosemary until creamy. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Fold flour mixture into sugar mixture. Beat until dough forms and refrigerate for three hours. Divide dough into halves. Roll out one portion to 3/16 of an inch on a floured surface. Cut out with gingerbread women or men cutters and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat rolling and cutting with second portion. Bake for 5-7 minutes.
Samhain Cakes

½ c veg. oil
4 sq unsweetened chocolate (4 oz) melted
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups pastry flour (not hard, sifted or cake flour)
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup confectioner’s sugar

Mix oil, chocolate, and granulated sugar. Blend in one egg at a time until well mixed. Add vanilla. Measure flour by dipping method or by sifting. Stir flour, baking powder, and salt into oil mixture. Chill several hours to overnight. Heat oven to 350 deg F [175 deg C]. Roll about a tablespoon of dough into a ball (yes, it’s messy). Drop balls into confectioner’s sugar & roll around until coated. Place about 2 inches apart on greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 min. They will be a little soft but should not be mushy. Edges should be firm. Don’t overbake—these burn easily. Makes about 3 dozen

Samhain Meat Pie

1 bay leaf
10 bacon slices
2 leeks or onionschopped into 1 inch pieces
3 carrots chopped into 1 inch pieces
1 chicken, cut into serving portions
3 TBS chopped parsley
3 sliced potatoes, peeled or not
1 TBS red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, optional

Place the bay leaf into the bottom of a Dutch oven or cauldron. (You will need a lid.) Place half the bacon over the leaf and cover with half of the mushrooms, leeks and carrots. Place the meat pieces atop the vegetables and then cover with the rest of the mushrooms, leeks and carrots. Season to taste, adding half of the chopped parsley, and one of the crushed garlic cloves. (Extra water or broth can be added if thought necessary, just not too much.) Place the potatoes on top of everything else. Add a bit more salt and pepper, the rest of the garlic and parsley. Place the rest of the bacon over this and pour the red wine vinegar over them. Place a tight lid on the pot and cook in the oven at 325 degrees for two hours. Do not check inside too often, as it will dry out the meat. Be sure to discard the bay leaf
Samhain Pasta

1 cup chopped onion
3 tablespoons butter
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 teaspoon pepper
1 cup cooking wine
1 ½ cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon chopped bay leaf
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon dried thyme
6 ounces fettuccine, cooked

Sauté the mushrooms and onions in the butter until tender. Add the salt, pepper, and wine; simmer over low heat until the mixture is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Stir in the cream, bay leaf, celery seed, and thyme. Bring to a low boil. Pour over pasta.

Autumn Butter

¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
¼ cup whipping cream
1 cup butter, softened

Mix all ingredients until well blended. Spread onto your favorite muffins, quick bread, sweet crackers, or drop a dollop onto morning pancakes.

Cinnamon Butter

2 sticks butter
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Serve over sweet bread, muffins, or morning waffles. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Butter

4 tbsp (½ stick) unsalted butter, softened
4 tbsp canned pumpkin puree
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp freshly grated or dried nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Keep tightly covered in the refrigerator up to three weeks.

* ½ teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice can be substituted for cloves, ginger and nutmeg.

Raspberry Butter

1 cup raspberries
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon sugar
½ cup butter, at room temperature
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon blackberry liqueur
¼ teaspoon lemon juice

Boil raspberries, water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat until syrupy, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Strain through sieve to remove seeds. Cool. Process with remaining ingredients until smooth and well mixed. Can be prepared one day ahead. Cover and chill. Bring to room temperature and stir before serving.
Pumpkin Marble Cheesecake
Servings: 10

1 ½ c Gingersnap Crumbs
½ c Finely Chopped Pecans
1/3 c Margarine, Melted
16 oz Cream Cheese, Softened
¾ c Sugar
1 t Vanilla
3 ea Eggs
1 c Canned Pumpkin
¾ t Cinnamon
¼ t Ground Nutmeg

Combine crumbs, pecans and margarine; press onto bottom and 1 ½-inches up sides of 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees F., 10 minutes. Combine cream cheese, ½ c sugar and vanilla, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Reserve 1 c batter, chill. Add remaining sugar, pumpkin and spices to remaining batter; mix well. Alternately layer pumpkin and cream cheese batters over crust. Cut through batters with knife several times for marble effect. Bake at 350 degrees F., 55 minutes. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan. Chill.
Quickie Shortbread Soul Cakes

1 stick of butter, softened
4 Tbs sugar
1 ½ C flour

Cream together the butter and sugar. Use a flour sifter to add the flour to the bowl, and mix until it’s smooth. Divide the dough into two parts, and shape each half into a flat circle about half an inch thick. Put them on an ungreased baking sheet (baking stones are really nice for this) and poke lines with the tines of a fork, making eight separate wedges in each cake. Bake for 25 minutes or until light brown at 350 degrees.

Buttery Soul Cakes

Two sticks butter, softened
3 ½ C flour, sifted
1 C sugar
½ tsp. nutmeg & saffron
1 tsp each cinnamon & allspice
2 eggs
2 tsp malt vinegar
Powdered sugar

Cut the butter into the flour with a large fork. Mix in the sugar, nutmeg, saffron, cinammon and allspice. Lightly beat eggs, and add to flour mixture. Add malt vinegar. Mix until you have a stiff dough. Knead for a while, then roll out until ¼" thick. Use a floured glass to cut out 3" circles. Place on greased baking sheet and bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Sprinkle with powdered sugar while the cakes are still warm.

Irish Cakes

4 C flour
1 pkt active dry yeast
1 C milk
2 Tbs butter
½ tsp each cinnamon & salt
¾ C sugar
½ C lemon zest
1 ¼ C golden raisins

Cream yeast with 1 tsp sugar & 1 tsp milk, let it get frothy. Blend flour, spices, & salt together, then cut in butter. Add the rest of the sugar to the flour mix and blend. Add milk & beaten egg onto the yeast mixture; combine with flour mixture. Beat until stiff.

Fold in raisins and zest, cover with a damp cloth and let rise. Divide in two, place each half in greased 7" round pan. Cover, let rise again for 30 minutes. Bake 1 hour at 400 degrees.

Cookies

100 g butter
100 g fine white sugar
3 eggyolks
½ pound plain white flour
1 teaspoon mixed spices
40 g raisins or sultanas
milk

Melt the butter in a microwave, then stir in sugar until you have a smooth, creamy mixture. Stir in the eggyolk, again aiming for smoothness.

Add flour and spices, stir and mix well, then add raisins. Add enough milk (slowly!) until you have a soft but still formable dough.

Form this dough into round, flat cookies with around 4 inches diameter and slightly less than an inch of thickness, arranging those on a greased baking tray. Then “carve” decorations into the cookies with a blunt knife - try Celtic spiral designs for that extra effect.

Bake the cookies at 180 degrees Celsius (360 Fahrenheit) for ten to fifteen minutes until golden brown.

Using prepackaged spice mixes in magic

Adobo seasoning mix

containing Paprika, black pepper, onion powder ,oregano ,cumin ,hot chilies and garlic powder.
Magical uses are protection ,banishing ,hex breaking. combine a jar of adobo seasoning mix with 2 cups of an Cornflower and sprinkle around outside your home to get rid of negative energies.

Apple pie spice
A combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and Cardamom, Applespice is the perfect mix or spicing things up with your partner. just dress a red candle and the grapeseed oil or olive oil and roll it in Applespice. Burn a candle while spending time with your lover or sprinkle this next to your lover instead.

Cajun seasoning mix
A blend of paprika, salt ,black and white pepper, garlic ,onion powder, thyme and Cayenne, this is the perfect mix for protection use this mix to form circles when doing important works . Sprinkle just a pinch in the shoes of someone who needs a little watching over.


Chili powder
Made of salt ,hot chilies, onion ,oregano and garlic. chili powder is great for warding off illness.

Chinese five spice powder
A blend of star anis ,fennel seeds, cinnamon ,hot peppers ,cloves, Ginger and licorice root. this mix lends itself to several kinds of magic including love spells, passion and even spells for retaining information.

Montreal steak seasoning
Combination of pepper , papRica, black and red peppers, garlic ,salt, onion ,dill. and coriander this mix contains many of individual ingredients you need to protect yourself and your home from ghost and negative energies.

Pickling spice
This spice contains a wide variety of herbs and spices ;most makes contain mustard seed ,coriander ,Blackpepper ,dill ,fennel seed ,celery seed, and Bay leaves it’s good to use for different intentions such as protection from ghosts are lust and wish magic.

Pumpkin pie spice
A mixture of cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg an allspice add to any spell to speed it up. it’s also great for business ventures ,money draw and simple healing spells.

-Kris Bradley

Money-Drawing Coin Charm

This spell is for those who need to encourage some more cash flow into their life, for whatever reason(s) they may need it for.

* Please note that this spell is NOT fire- or smoke-free. If need be it can be performed outside, preferably on a calm day with little to no winds.

NEEDED
- a gold/silver coin, a coin with a hole through it, a coin of high monetary value, etc.
- two candles, preferably votive or pillar (try to aim for green and yellow, but green and white or just two white would work)
- a fireproof dish/container
- matches
- allspice (ground)
- basil
- bergamot (found in Earl Gray tea as flavouring)
- dill
- oats

* Be sure that all of your plant ingredients are fully dried so they will burn properly

OPTIONAL
- orange or blueberry essential oil
- a small bowl of sea salt or a cleansing incense (eg. sandalwood)
- a piece of paper and a pencil
- string or cord in green, yellow or white, or a necklace matching the material/colour of your coin
- a small bag, an inch or so on all sides, made of tightly woven cloth (green or yellow if you can, though black or white can substitute)

SUBSTITUTIONS
- instead of the coin, you could use a dollar bill or any other paper money, and a small glass vial
- feel free to use any of the following dried ingredients as well as/instead of those listed above, or any other personal associations you have for money/wealth: cinnamon, chamomile (from a tea bag is fine), clover, cloves, comfrey, ginger, honeysuckle, jasmine, marjoram, mint, moonwort, nutmeg, oak chips, orange peel/rinds, patchouli, pine chips, sesame, vervain, wheat, woodruff

* ALWAYS double and triple check that the herbal ingredients you are using are safe to handle and/or burn, and be aware of any allergies or allergic reactions

TIMING
- day of the week: Sunday or Thursday
- moon phase: waxing moon

METHOD

Collect your supplies. Prepare yourself for spellwork in whichever way you normally do (meditate, cast a circle, set up your altar/workspace, etc.). Set out the fireproof dish and the candles, one to each side of it. If you are using a mix of colours, place the green candle on the left side. If you chose to use essential oil, now is the time to anoint the candles with it. Light both candles when ready.

Put equal parts of every herb/plant you have chosen into the dish; a teaspoon or two of each should suffice, depending on how many ingredients you are using. Mix them all up with your fingers. As you do this, focus on the intent of drawing money and wealth your way. Think about the reason(s) you need/want money in your life; if there is a specific way you want the money brought to you (through tips or a raise at work, from paid commissions, starting a business, random gifts, etc.) keep that in mind; also try to set a time frame for when you want your money to appear (eg. in the next couple of weeks to a month). Channel these thoughts and your desire to obtain money into the herbs as you stir them with your hands. Do this for as long as you feel you need to for the herbs to be adequately charged.

If you wish to, draw a sigil on the paper to attract money or increase the flow of funds in your life. Once done, add the sigil into the herb mixture. Stir it in amongst the herb ingredients for their energies to fill and boost the power of the sigil. You may use the following sigil if you wish - the statement is “money flows into my life”:

If you feel so inclined, pass the coin (or bill) through the smoke of a cleansing incense, or mix it around in a bowl of sea salt, to purify it of any negative energies it may have gathered over time.

When you are ready, light a match and drop it into the herbs. Allow a good amount of smoke to start drifting from them, then pass your coin (or bill) through it multiple times. As you do so, feel free to come up with a phrase/chant/mantra to recite mentally or vocally,though it isn’t necessary. You could also use the following (or as an example):

Help draw money into my life
To ease myself of stress and strife
Bring to me the wealth I need
To help achieve my every deed

As the smoke billows around the coin (or bill), visualize it being filled up with a green energy/light that will draw money towards you for your purpose(s). Pass the coin (or bill) through the smoke for as long as you feel necessary, until it feels adequately charged, or until all of the herbs and the accompanying sigil have burnt down to ash.

String the coin if you can/so desire, or you can place it into a pouch with the ashes of the herbal mixture. (If you used a bill, fold it lengthwise and roll it into a tube shape as small as you can to fit it into a small glass vial, with or without the ashes; additionally, you could pierce a hole through the rolled up bill and thread it to fashion a necklace.) Carry the unstrung coin in your wallet, making sure to never spend it. If you were able to string it, you can wear it around your neck, or you could wear the pouch/glass vial with the bill similarly if you decided to use those.

NOTES
- the currency you use does not have to be the currency you use in your country/every day life; you could use any coin or paper money that you want
- it is preferred that you use real legitimate currency in order to draw the like towards yourself, but you can experiment with play/fake money or even printed-out money if you desire
- the vial or pouch can alternatively be placed with/near your financial documents if you can’t fashion a necklace or keep it on you for whatever reason
- this charm can be used for yourself or given to someone else to use; if for a specific target, be sure to keep their face and name in mind as the coin (or bill) is charged, direct its energies toward them, and give it to them to hold on to if at all possible

Glühwein (German Mulled Wine)

A warm winter drink that tastes like Christmas. Recipes vary but the basics are red wine, spices, sweetening and fruit, heated together so flavors can mingle. It’s served hot like tea and warms you up on a cold day. It’s also served outside at the Christmas markets. (There are no restrictions on outdoor drinking of alcoholic beverages in Germany.) Makes 8 servings:

1 bottle of inexpensive, full-bodied, fruity red wine - 2 cinnamon sticks, broken into pieces - 16 whole cloves - 1 Orange -  2 tablespoons honey - 1 heaped teaspoon mixed ground Christmas cake spices, or equivalent amount of ground allspice, nutmeg, and coriander mix - 1 glass of water 

Put water in large pan; place over medium heat. Add cinnamon, honey, and spices. While honey is dissolving cut the orange into quarters lengthwise, then cut them in half so you have 8 pieces. Push 2 of the cloves into the skin of each piece, add to the pan. Pour in the wine. Bring the heat up. It should not boil so when bubbles start rising, turn the heat off. As soon as it is cool enough to taste, test for sweetness. If it’s not sweet enough, add sugar to taste and stir to dissolve. Let the pan stand for 1 hour or longer so the flavors develop. Warm gently before serving and spoon out into a heatproof glass, leaving oranges and cinnamon behind. Optionally garnish with a slice of orange or a stick of cinnamon. Note: The wine has not been heated enough to evaporate all the alcohol, so be aware that this is still an alcoholic drink. Some people like to add brandy for more body, but of course that adds dramatically to the alcohol content. Another way of adding body is to pour in a glass or two of Port. Enjoy!

Last minute holiday shopping? FUCK ALL THAT NOISE. Why don’t you stay home and celebrate in style with some of these spicy sweet bastards? The sugar will keep you awake in case some son of a bitch tries sliding down your chimney in the middle of the night to pilfer your baked goods. NOT THIS YEAR, MOTHERFUCKER. 

FROSTED GINGERBREAD BITES

1 ½ cups flour (unbleached white, whole wheat, or a blend will work)

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground allspice

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ cup brown sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup canned coconut milk

½ cup blackstrap molasses

FROSTING DRIZZLE (optional)

1 tablespoon coconut milk

¾ teaspoon lemon juice

1/3 cup powder sugar, sifted

Warm the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8 x 8 baking pan and put a square of parchment paper at the bottom so this motherfucker won’t stick. Grab a medium bowl and dump in the flour, spices, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt. Whisk all that shit around to get out any brown sugar clumps.

In a small saucepan mix together the coconut milk and the molasses. Put it over a medium low heat until the mixture just starts to bubble on the edges. Slowly whisk the coconut milk mixture into the dry ingredients until there aren’t any more dry spots. The batter is going to be thick like a brownie batter but a little spongy. Calm the fuck down before you email me and just trust that shit is correct. Pour the batter into the baking pan and gently move it around so that it is mostly even. Bake for 25-30 minutes. An easy way to check if it’s done is to poke the middle of that motherfucker with a toothpick and if it comes out clean, it’s done.

Once you see that shit is done, pull it out of the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes. Be sure to turn the oven off. Go check that shit right now, since we’re talking about it. Now you should be able to gently slide the cake out of the pan and let it finish cooling on a wire rack or plate or whateverthefuck you got. When it’s cool enough, cut it up into two-inch squares. If you want to frost that shit, I recommend doing it the day you serve the bites.

FROSTING:

Grab a small saucepan and gently warm the coconut milk at a low-medium heat for just about 15-30 seconds. You don’t want that shit boiling, just hot. Turn off the heat and whisk in the powdered sugar and lemon juice. If the frosting looks too thin, add a little more powdered sugar. Before it starts to harden, take a spoon and drizzle it over the cake. Crisscross the drizzle and make it look all fancy or just pour that shit on if you don’t give a fuck.

Makes 16 cake bites


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Supernatural Cookbook:

  • Title: Apple Pie

Information:

Recipe:

Ingredients: 

For Pie Dough:

  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (2 ½ cups, non-lattice)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 7 tablespoons all-vegetable shortening, chilled (8 tablespoons, non-lattice)
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled, cut into ¼-inch pieces (12 tablespoons, non-lattice)
  • 10 tablespoons ice water (6 to 8 tablespoons, non-lattice)

For Filling:

  • 1 ½ pounds Granny Smith apples (about 3 medium)
  • 2 pounds McIntosh apples (about 4 large)
  • 1 tablespoon juice and 1 teaspoon zest from 1 lemon
  • ¾ cups (5.25 ounces) plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 egg white, beaten lightly

Directions:

For Pie Dough:

  • Pulse flour, salt and sugar in a food processor fitted with steel bald until combined. Add shortening and process until mixture has texture of coarse sand, about 10 seconds. Scatter butter pieces over flour mixture; cut butter into flour until mixture is pale yellow and resembles coarse crumbs, with butter bits no larger than small peas, about ten 1-second pulses. Turn mixture into medium bowl.
  • Sprinkle 8 tablespoons ice water over mixture. With blade of rubber spatula, use folding motion to mix. Press down on dough with broad side of spatula until dough sticks together, adding up to 2 tablespoons more ice water if it will not come together. Divide dough into two pieces, one slightly larger than the other. (If possible, weigh pieces. They should register 16 ounces and 14 ounces.) Flatten larger piece into a rough 5-inch square and smaller piece into a 4-inch disk; (If for a non-lattice, double crust pie, these pieces should be even in weight and both round) wrap separately in plastic and refrigerator at least 1 hour or up to 2 days before rolling.

Pie:

  • Adjust oven rack to lowest position and heat rimmed baking sheet and oven to 500°F. Remove one piece of dough from refrigerator (if refrigerated longer than 1 hour, let stand at room temperature until malleable).
  • Roll dough on lightly floured work surface or between two large sheets of plastic wrap to 12-inch disk. Transfer dough to pie plate by rolling dough around rolling pin and unrolling over 9 ½-inch pie plate or by folding dough in quarters, then placing dough point in center of pie plate and unfolding. Working around circumference of pie plate, ease dough into pan corners by gently lifting dough edges with one hand while pressing around pan bottom with other hand. Leave dough that overhangs lip of plate in place; refrigerate dough-lined pie plate.
  • Peel, core and cut apples in half, and in half again width-wise; cut quarters into ¼-inch slices and toss with lemon juice and zest. In a medium bowl, mix ¾ cup sugar, flour, salt and spices. Toss dry ingredients with apples. Turn fruit mixture, including juices, into chilled pie shell and mound slightly in center.
  • Roll out second piece of dough to 12-inch disk and place over filling. Trim top and bottom edges to ½-inch beyond pan lip. Tuck this rim of dough underneath itself so that folded edge is flush with pan lip. Flute edging or press with fork tines to seal. Cut four slits on dough top. If pie dough is very soft, place in freezer for 10 minutes. Brush egg white onto top of crust and sprinkle evenly with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar.
  • Place pie on baking sheet and lower oven temperature to 425°F. Bake until top crust is golden, about 25 minutes. Rotate pie and reduce oven temperature to 375°F; continue baking until juices bubble and crust is deep golden brown, 30-35 minutes longer.
  • Transfer pie to wire rack; cool to room temperature, at least 4 hours.

For Lattice Top:

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anonymous asked:

hello - I don't know if you would know (or perhaps even agree with it), but I was wondering if you had an attraction spell? More so encourage it with someone else - many thanks :)

Like attracting a lover/romantic partner? I mean I personally am not against such magick. I’ve got something for ya! I hope this is what you were looking for in the first place lmao if not, then send me another ask, please.

Attract Love Spell Jar by Cuddly Cottage Witch

  • tools:

Candle / Wax cube, Jar, pink ribbon, ultra fine tip red marker, Vanilla extract/Vanilla beans, Rose petals, Apple seeds/ground Apple seeds, Allspice, Ground Cinnamon/ Cinnamon sticks, Himalayan Pink Salt/Regular Salt, Cherry stems, the mingling hearts sigil, the person you wish to attract’s name in a different alphabet of your choice (optional)

  • Light a candle/melt a wax cube that has a sweet scent to it, such as strawberry or vanilla or apple. The scent you choose is up to you. If you wish to attract someone in particular, you could also use a scent that reminds you of them. Don’t wait for it to melt entirely, just get it started.
  • The words of power have the jar ingredients and the purpose they serve in the spell. When adding each ingredient, chant that ingredient’s line of the words of power until you’ve finished putting that ingredient in. Pour your magickal intent into the jar along with its physical counterpart. Visualize who/what you want. This chant doesn’t really rhyme, I’m sorry lmao

Vanilla for Sweetness,

Roses for Romance,

Apples for Everlasting joy,

Cinnamon for Passion,

Allspice for Luck,

(Pink) Salt for Purity,

Cherry Stems for Seduction

  • Repeat the entirety of the words of power one last time as you close the lid on the jar.
  • Tie the pink ribbon around the neck of the jar. If you wish to attract a specific person, write their name on the inside of the ribbon. I’d recommend encrypting it by writing it in an alphabet the people around you can’t read, but that’s optional. Tie it up in a neat little bow. On the edges (the streamers?) of the bow, draw mingling hearts sigils. If the ribbon is too small, using your own simplified version of the sigil (or a different love sigil altogether) is just as powerful. Still keep your intent in mind as you do these things.
  • Seal the jar with some of the wax from the candle you’ve been melting
  • Let the candle finish burning/ let the wax finish melting, and have the jar sitting near it, becoming more charged with your intent.

Show your mom how sweet she is tomorrow with this delicious blueberry pie recipe!

Blueberry Pie

Yield 1 (9 inch) Pie

Ingredients
Pie Crust
2 ½ cups AP flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. allspice
¼ tsp. ground ginger
2 Tbsp. sugar
¼ cup shortening, cold
½ cup butter, cold
¼ cup water, cold
3 Tbsp. sour cream

Pie Filling
5 cups fresh blueberries
½ cup sugar
Zest and juice of one orange
¼ cup flour
1 Tbsp. orange liquor
1 tsp. orange blossom water
¼ tsp. salt

Method
Preheat oven to 375F.

For the Pie Crust
Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Using a pastry cutter, cut in the butter and shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, sour cream, and water.   Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the wet ingredients.   Slowly incorporate the two together until the dough comes together.  Divide the dough into two discs and cover in plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for 15 minutes.  

For the Filling
In a large bowl, toss the blueberries with the dry ingredients.  Add in the wet ingredients and mix to combine.  

To Assemble
On a floured work surface, roll out the first disc of dough into a 12-inch round.  Transfer to a 9-inch pie dish.  Trim the dough so there is only a ½ inch overhang.  

On a floured work surface, roll out the second disc of dough into a 12 inch round.  Using a large knife or pastry wheel, cut out ten ¾ inch strips.  

Transfer the blueberry filling to the pie dish lined with dough.  Arrange the dough strips on top of the filling to form a lattice.  Trim the excess dough.  Fold the bottom crust over the ends of the strips and crimp to seal.

Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 1 hour until the crust is golden.  

Cool to room temperature and serve.  

Spiced Lamb w. Pomegranates, Parsley & Pinenuts

500g ground lamb

4 shallots, finely diced

1 garlic clove, finely diced

3 tsp ground cinammon

3 tsp ground cumin

1 ½ tsp allspice

1 pomegranate

1 tsp harissa

Small bunch flat leaf parsley

Small bag pine nuts