kitchen-witchcraft

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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!

🌿fruit & medicinal properties pt.2🌿

🍑
apricots:
-helps maintain heart health
-helps maintain healthy blood
-high in B2, potassium, magnesium
-help prevent iron deficiency

blackberries:
-excellent source of vitamin C
-fiber rich
-helps maintain healthy blood pressure
-high in antioxidants

cantaloupe:
-high levels of folic acid, vitamin C, and fiber
-high levels of the vitamin b complex
-lowers risk of asthma
-anti inflammatory
-boosts immune system

cranberries:
-high in antioxidants
-helps prevent cavities
-helps prevent urinary tract infections
-helps prevent inflammatory disease
-diuretic
-detox

lime:
-high levels of vitamin C, folic acid, and many other phytonutrients
-aids in weight loss
-helps maintain skin
-improves digestion
-treats scurvy (ahrr!)
-treats respiratory disorders
-treats urinary tract infections

melon:
-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

papaya:
-high in antioxidants
-helps prevent cancer
-promotes healthy digestion
-high in vitamins A, C & potassium
-treats heartburn
-stimulates lactation
-diuretic

plum:
-extremely high in antioxidants
-great source of vitamin A & C
-calcium
-antibacterial properties
-helps maintain brain health
-helps restore bone mass
-promotes healthy blood
-helps reduce cholesterol

pomegranate:
-high in tannins and flavonoids
-reduces risk of prostate cancer & breast cancer
-extremely high in antioxidants
-treats diarrhea
-aids in digestion
-anti inflammatory
-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

raspberries:
-high in antioxidants
-immune booster
-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
-anti inflammatory

🌿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

🍌🍓🍊 Smoothie Potions🍍🍑🍒

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

Witches against Trump, unite.

Now is the time for protection spells: protect women, and POC, and LGBTI+ people, and yourselves.

Now is the time for healing spells: heal those who have been hurt in this campaign, heal those who feel cut off and forgotten and disenfranchised, yes, even your enemies.

Now is the time for strengthening spells: strengthen your resolve to fight, strengthen your will to live as gloriously as you can in spite of everything.

Now is the time for love spells: only love will overcome hatred, only love will bring us together when we are so divided.

Soups! Kitchen Witch Masterpost

One of the easiest and most heartwarming recipes for a kitchen witch, soups! Their recipes are easily manipulated to suit your intention, plus they’re perfect for the upcoming winter!

Basic Ingredients:

- Carrots, Onions, Celery. These are the holy trinity. I also like to add garlic, potatoes, tomatoes, and others.

- vegetable/chicken broth and/or water.

- many recipes call for crushed tomatoes. I like diced, and can find them canned in any grocery store, but it’s up to you!

- (Optional) beans or lentils (if you buy dried lentils, cook them beforehand)

- (Optional) meat–sausage, beef, chicken. Cook before adding to the soup please!

Directions:

1. Cut up vegetables and sautee them in a big pot for about eight minutes. This is to soften them up and sweeten up the onions. Don’t add herbs yet!

2. If you bought canned beans, drain and rinse them. If you want thicker broth, you can crush up a can of beans into a paste and add them to the broth, or even throw them into a blender.

3. Set pot aside. Add tomatoes, beans, meat, broth. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 20-30 minutes. Add any herbs you wish.

Common Vegetables:

Carrots - sex (with parsley for best results), fertility

Cabbage - lunar food, protection, wealth, prosperity, luck

Onions - protection, purification, healing, exorcism, wealth

Celery - sex, peace, psychic powers, mental strength

Beans - wealth, sex, protection

Potato - protection, compassion

Mushrooms - psychic powers, strength

Common Herbs:

Thyme - love, psychic powers, purification

Basil - love, protection, money, exorcism

Rosemary - protection, consciousness, memory, healing, love

Parsley - protection, sex, love, wealth

Dill - wealth, love, consciousness, studying, luck

Bay - protection, psychic powers, healing, purification, strength

Garlic - protection, healing, strength, psychic powers, exorcism

Ginger - love, wealth, strength, success

Black Pepper - protection, purification, exorcism

Salt - purification, protection, healing

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.

Other Tips:

- 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! :)

Kitchen Witchcraft Items For Beginners

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

Teas for Witches: the Basics

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.

Black 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.  

Examples: English/Irish Breakfast Tea, Assam, Darjeeling, Lapsung Souchang, Ceylon, Earl Grey

**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.

Green Tea

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. 

Examples: Jasmine, Sencha, Matcha, Gyokurocha, Genmaicha, Hojicha, Gunpowder, Dragonwell

Oolong Tea

Feminine * Water * Autumn * Reflection * Meditation * Wisdom * Serenity * Concentration * Romance * Friendship

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).

Examples: Milk Oolong, Formosa, Wulongs

White Tea

Masculine * Air * Spring * Happiness * Wisdom * Moon * Purification * Protection * Clarity * Cleansing * Beginnings

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.

Herbal Tea

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!

Basics of Kitchen and Cottage Witchcraft

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:

  • Candles
  • Tools used for sacred use
  • Four elements
  • 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

Chosen tools:

  • Wooden spoons
  • Knife
  • Bowls
  • Cooking pot or cauldron
  • A ritual knife used to only cut spiritual ties
  • A Fire place
  • Broom
  • Mortar and pestle
  • Kettle
  • Jars and bottles
  • Sewing kit
  • Cook books

Spells are cast to bring:

  • Healing
  • Prosperity
  • Protection
  • Abundance
  • Happiness
  • Fertility
  • Harmony
  • Peace

Deities worked with:

  • Hestia
  • Frigga
  • Brighid
  • Demeter

May your house stay warm and full of magick!

==Moonlight Academy==

🌟 🍧 Milkshake Magic 🍦🌟

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

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE  🍓🍰

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

WITCHES!!!💜🌌✨🌙🔮💫

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Drink Your Sorrows Tea

This is a blend for those days where you feel like crying or have all those negative emotions bottled. This tea will help release everything you’ve been feeling.

Originally posted by 01-06-96

INGREDIENTS;

  • 1 tsp Lemon Balm
  • 1 tsp Lavender
  • ½ tsp Rosemary
  • ¼ tsp Thyme
  • 1 Rose Petal

Boil water, then let the herbs steep for 7-10 minutes. Add honey or sugar to sweeten.

After you’re done making the tea go sit onto your bed or your comfy place where it’s nice and quiet. Take a sip of the tea and the let those negative emotions go.

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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, really?). 

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!