I finally found a book that will serve as my grimoire! I’ve been wary of those lovely leather journals because they never seem to lie flat very well, and I want to use this in the kitchen to double as a cookbook of my favorite recipes. So this artist’s sketchbook will be perfect. It opens easily and won’t close on me when I’m cooking or have my hands occupied.
Now I just have to decide how to decorate the title page appropriately!
-high levels of vitamin C, folic acid, and many other phytonutrients
-aids in weight loss
-helps maintain skin
-treats scurvy (ahrr!)
-treats respiratory disorders
-treats urinary tract infections
-high in antioxidants
-helps prevent cancer
-reduces risk of stroke
-helps maintain heart health
-aids in weight loss
-anti aging benefits
-maintain healthy skin
-promotes hair growth, prevents hair loss
-high in antioxidants
-helps prevent cancer
-promotes healthy digestion
-high in vitamins A, C & potassium
-extremely high in antioxidants
-great source of vitamin A & C
-helps maintain brain health
-helps restore bone mass
-promotes healthy blood
-helps reduce cholesterol
-high in tannins and flavonoids
-reduces risk of prostate cancer & breast cancer
-extremely high in antioxidants
-aids in digestion
-helps lower blood pressure
-helps fight arthritis & joint pain
-helps lower risk of heart disease
-may help treat erectile dysfunction
-helps fight bacterial & fungal infections
-helps improve memory
-high in antioxidants
-potassium, niacin, iron, vitamin C
-helps treat gastrointestinal tract disorders
-helps treat respiratory system disorders
-helps maintain healthy heart
-helps treat diabetes
-anti cancer properties
🌿if youre taking medication, please speak with your pharmacist or doctor before trying ANY natural remedies. not everyone can be treated this way, some illnesses need serious medical attention. please be cautious & make educated choices.🌿
**this post is speaking specifically of the fruit, not of the plant itself
for when you still want to work a little magic into your day and feel healthy af too. smoothies! here’s just a couple of suggestions with fruits and their correspondences, but you can totally come up with your own ideas!
for all recipes, chop, cube, or slice all fresh ingredients. freeze and chill respective ingredients before blending!feel free to add your favorite herbs and other ingredients you love to your potions!
for love, purification, and new beginnings 🍇 🍉
1 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup frozen raspberries 2 cups cubed watermelon
for familial love, prosperity, and protection
2 tbsp. rolled oats ½ milk or substitute 1 frozen banana
for fortune, friendship, and wealth 🍓 🍃
½ cup frozen strawberries 1 cup milk or substitute ½ cup kale or spinach
for beauty, divination, and love 🍌🍊
½ frozen banana ½ cup orange juice ½ cup greek yogurt
for nurturing, prosperity, and protection 🍈🍌
½ medium avocado 1 frozen banana 1 cup milk or substitute
for fortune, friendship, purification, and cleansing 🍓🍈
½ cup frozen strawberries ½ milk of choice ½ cup coconut flakes
for nurturing, prosperity, chastity, and fertility 🍌🍊
1 frozen banana 1 cup milk or substitute 2 tbsp lime juice
for luck, wealth, and chastity
¾ cup frozen pineapple chunks ¾ cup coconut milk ½ frozen banana
for fortune, friendship, and love
1 frozen banana 1 ½ cup frozen strawberries ½ cup milk of choice
Most herbs are not put into the broth until the broth is simmering, to prevent burning. The exception to this rule is bay, which is put in at the beginning. BEWARE of pepper! The longer the pepper cooks in the soup, the spicier the soup will be!
IF YOU’RE ADDING MEAT:
- Do not cut your vegetables with the same knife you cut meat with.
- Cook meat beforehand, but remember that it’ll be cooking in the broth for a time afterwards, or be careful not to overcook.
- Most meat is diced into half-an-inch-squares.
- Stir clockwise to create, counter-clockwise to take away.
- You can carve sigils into some vegetable slices.
- Cook with a crystal near your pot to boost a spell’s effectiveness.
- Fire and water are prominent elements here! Draw upon their power.
And that’s it!! Have a lovely winter full of great company and nourishing meals!
**if there are any additions feel free to add, and if there are any corrections, message me! :)
Here is a list of some of things you should consider getting if you are starting out with kitchen witchcraft:
salt - for cleansing, protection, blessings cinnamon - success, healing, power, lust, protection, love sage - cleansing, protection, wisdom chilli powder - hex breaking, love nutmeg - luck, money, health cloves - protection, love, money basil - love, wealth, protection thyme - for health, healing, sleep, love, purification, courage rosemary - protection, love, lust, purification, healing, sleep, youth egg shells - egg shells your can turn into a powder to use instead of salt lavender buds - love, protection, sleep, chastity, purification, happiness, peace rose petals - love, peace, mend the pain of a loss
I can talk about tea literally all day (and I have because I’ve worked in a spice and tea shop for years), and there is SO much to talk about with both health and magical benefits. Teas are made from tea leaves called camellia sinensis, with the exception of herbal teas/infusions. For this, I’m going to list magical and health benefits by type of tea.
Feminine * Earth * Winter * Strength * Stability * Death * Expelling Negativity * Alertness * Energy
Black tea is the most fermented and oxidized of all teas. Its tea leaves look shriveled and black. It combats heart ailments, digestive problems, high cholesterol, asthma, and breast/menstrual problems. Black tea also has a lot of caffeine (47 mg, still less than coffee) and too much of it can cause acidity issues in the stomach.
**There is a subset of black tea called Pu-erh, a post-fermented black tea. Some consider this to be the “purest” of all teas and connect it to the aether, as it is rare and valuable.
Masculine * Fire * Summer * Passion * Healing * Conscious Mind * Sexual Health * Love * Energy * Progress * Magic
Green tea is slightly steamed but not fermented, which maintains its green color. It has many health benefits, such as detoxifying, reducing cholesterol and weight, boosting immunity and stamina, and reducing blood glucose. It has less caffeine than black, but still some.
I always describe Oolong as being between Green and Blacks, since it is half fermented. It can help manage weight and stress, balance blog sugar levels, remove free radicals, and promote healthy skin and bones. HOWEVER, too much can actually speed up bone degradation because it sweeps away excess calcium. And beware of its high caffeine content (I used to drink Raspberry Wulong to pull all-nighters).
White tea is a little harder to find. Either the tea leaves are plucked as immature leaves and steamed, or the leaves have not been processed (there seems to be little consensus across cultures). Some have a small amount of caffeine. It’s a great antibacterial and antioxidant, and it improves the heart, oral health, and skin. Drinking a couple cups works better than one, and you can reuse the tea leaves, granted that the second cup will brew longer.
Examples: White teas come in many flavors and are usually labeled as white tea. You may need to seek out a tea shop to find some.
Magical properties depend on which herbs are used
This tea seems to be the most popular for witches on tumblr, because it is composed of dry, unprocessed herbs, seeds, fruits, or roots, and has no caffeine (as long as the herb doesn’t!). There are many recipes online as herbals are easy to make. In general, herbal tea promotes calm, reduces cholesterol and risk of heart conditions, cancers, and diabetes. Due to its lack of actual tea leaves it has less antioxidants than other teas. Some don’t even call it a tea, but dub it Herbal Infusion.
Examples: Rooibos, most Chais, Ginseng, Chamomile, Peppermint, Spearmint, Hibiscus
**Yerba Mate is an herbal tea that is notorious for its high caffeine levels (you’ve probably seen the energy drink). It also zaps one’s appetite and can become addictive, so be careful around this tea!
As always, feel free to add/message me of any corrections, and I hope you find your cup of tea!
Kitchen witches believe that the kitchen is a sacred place where all of the magick happens. They focus on the use of edible ingredients and kitchen tools. A cottage witch is a witch that brings magick into the house and are protectors of the hearth and home. They bring cheer and warmth to every room they enter. Their focuses are on the family, home, and daily needs. Both the cottage and Kitchen witch believe that by honoring the home it honors the Gods and Goddesses. They bring magick into everyday life and daily chores.
Ways a Kitchen and Cottage witch can bring magick into a home:
Create a kitchen altar
Stock your shelves with herbs and spices
Bring maximum feng-shui to your home
Keep the home physically and spiritually clean
Paint the house walls in colours that bring happiness, warmth, and coziness
When making a sandwich put mustard or mayo sigils on it
When making meals add herbs that correspond to your magickal needs
Decorate the home according to the sabbats
Brew some special teas
Make your own candles, salves, and tinctures.
Make offerings to Gods and Goddesses of hearth and home.
Ask your deities to keep your house safe and healthy.
Create your own recipes and add your own touch of magick to them
Put intent into everything you cook and clean
Make an incantation or short song to sing while you stir.
Inscribe your wooden spoons with sigils
Carve your wooden shelves with sigils - carve them at the bottom of the cupboard to remain discreet
Craft oils, incense, soaps, potions, and salves.
Make herbal remedies
Chant while cleaning or preparing a meal
Use numerology in their practices by the number of times they stir or the number of times they knead dough.
During the mead moon, brew mead with magickal intent.
Decorate the home with your own art or art done by your children, poems, knits, woodcraft’s, paintings, quilts, diy’s, or tapestries.
Enchant your crafts.
Use weather magick, candle magick, ribbon charms, and anything else used to add magick to your home.
Honour the ancestors.
Bless the home.
Start a garden and will it with organic and in season fruits and vegetables.
Charge herbal oils by moonlight or candlelight to heal, bless the home or to clean and protect the woodwork she polishes with it.
Scatter charm bags, witches ladders, chimes, and bells around the home.
Grow an indoor jungle
Learn herbal remedies to treat MINOR injuries
If you work with meat make sure to thank and honour the animal it came from.
Sing or play music to raise good vibrations
Bake and cut cookies in shapes to match your intentions
Provide someone in need with a free meal
Volunteer at a local soup kitchen to bring magick into it
What their altar may display:
Tools used for sacred use
Statues of the honoured deities
A doll weaved of corn
A kitchen witch’s altar is often displayed in the corner of the kitchen and is not permanent
Food made by the witch left as an offering
Some beliefs followed:
Magick is not used to inflict pain on others or block anyone’s free will
Believe in living simple lives
Believe in using organic items, products that aren’t animal tested, recycling, and composting.
Creativity is a form of devotion
Keep peace in the household
May the home always contain good food, good talk, and good company
Welcome guests into the home with open arms
Cottage and Kitchen witch superstitions/wives tales:
Stir clockwise to bring good luck
Never stir with a knife as it is considered bad luck
Place a piece of amethyst near the stove top to make the food cooked there tastes better
If an apple bursts in the oven while baking it means good luck is on its way for the cook
Eggs that are cracked while they boil is a sign that visitors are on their way
Dropping silverware means that company is coming
Spilling water on the table cloth means that rain is on its way
Seeing a spider in the house is good luck, killing it is bad luck
Wild animal tracks in the snow encircling your house is a sign of good luck and protection
When your cupboard doors are left opens it means that people are gossiping about you
If a broom drops across the doorway it means that you will soon head off on a journey
If you spill salt throw it over your left shoulder to undo any bad luck
To keep evil spirits away chop an onion in half and place it on the window sill
for when you still want to work a little magic in desert, for when you have a sweet tooth!es! here’s just a couple of suggestions with ice cream flavours, toppings and their correspondences, but you can totally come up with your own ideas!
here are just a few recipes / ideas:
SALTED CARAMEL AND PRETZEL
3 scoops vanilla ice cream, milk, caramel sauce, salted pretzels
for cleansing and positivity
MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP 🍫🍬
3 scoops mint ice cream, milk, chocolate chips, chocolate syrup for love and wealth, fortune
3 scoops strawberry ice cream, milk, crake crumbles, fresh strawberries. for friendship and young love
PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIE 🍫
3 scoops vanilla ice cream, milk, brownies, 3 spoonfuls of peanut butter for frivolity and general happiness/prosperity
OREO CHEESECAKE 🍪🍰
3 scoops cookies ‘n cream ice cream, milk, 3 spoonfuls cream cheese, crushed oreos for youth and memory
CAMPFIRE SMORES 🍫🍪
3 scoops vanilla ice cream, milk, mini marshmallows, crumbled graham crackers, chocolate syrup for domestic magic, and familiar bonds
BANANA CREAM PIE 🍌🍰
3 scoops vanilla ice cream, milk, 1 banana, ½ packet vanilla pudding mix for prosperity, protection, and happiness
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Whew, finally back from school! Now that I’m free, it’s time to reassemble one of my best
school essentials for next quarter—tiny, reusable packets of herbs that are
perfect for spells on the go (or spicing up a dull meal…what’s the difference,
While I love the look of tiny bottles for portable ingredients, they’re
not as space-saving as these repurposed straws. So though my best staples get
bottled for easiest refills, I like to keep the odd ingredient (or extra
backups of the classics) rattling around in my pockets like this! Some things to keep in mind:
Only melt the ends as they’re separated from the herbs by
the pliers/tweezers—food safe plastic or not, you still don’t want that melting
on your ingredients!
Most straws work for this, but thin plastic straws may
warp and bubble further up the tube before the ends seal shut; try a few tests,
and heat with care.
While I always carry around a pen knife, if you don’t,
consider keeping these in a little pocket tin with a razor blade for easy
opening. Cutting the small notch in the end is pretty effective for
fingers-only opening, but may cause leaks in fluid-filled packets and should be
avoided in those cases. Small, neat incisions with a knife also make for easier
sealing for reuse!
EDIT: while I didn’t touch on it too much here, I also use these to prepare ready-made spells. If you’re doing this, consider matching the color of the candle and straw to the spell intent!