oregano

herb garden

a guide for witches who need a more herbal garden for healing, tea crafting, and growing plants in their practice.

Originally posted by sashabloodsoup

anise : helps find happiness, and is good for psychic abilities.

basil : anything pertaining to love, wealth, protection. dispels fears and weaknesses, drives off evil spirits, and confusion.

cat nip : brings forth beauty, happiness, good luck, good spirits, and a great high for a kitten.

borage : courage and psychic powers.

bergamot : corresponds with money, provides protection from evil and illness, and promotes a restful sleep.

chamomile : love, healing, and sleep. also known to reduce stress.

dill : corresponds with money, protection, lust and luck.

coriander : corresponds with love, health, and protection.

thyme : attracts loyalty, and good opinions from others.

sage : used for self purification and promotes dealing with grief.

rosemary : protects, cleanses, and aids in memory.

oregano : corresponds with joy, strength, and vitality. 

mint : promotes energy and communication.

lemon balm : corresponds with love, success, healing, and psychic/spiritual development. 

Spell Sleep Bags

I have a friend who suffers horrible night terrors so here is what I put in a sleep bag to help her, it’s worked so far for her and maybe I can help someone else, so here is what I put in it, If you have any questions feel free to shoot me an ask:

  • Rosemary
  • Rose Quartz
  • Thyme
  • Lavender
  • Chamomile
  • Oregano
  • Copal
  • Milk Thistle

Tomato Pesto Pasta

1 6 oz. jar of tomato paste
⅓ cup pine nuts, toasted
¼ cup fresh flat leaf parsley, minced
¼ cup fresh oregano, minced
¼ cup fresh basil, minced
½ cup olive oil
½ cup Nutritional Yeast
1 garlic clove, smashed and diced
½ tsp. salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Your Favorite Pasta

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Jumbo meatballs. Beef, pork, veal (2 pounds), garlic (5 heads), Vidalia Onion (1), Olive Oil (dash), Basil (2 tablespoons), Oregano (2 tablespoons), Parmesan cheese (½ cup), Kosher salt (dash), Black pepper (dash), tomato sauce (6 ounces).

Roast garlic in olive oil in 350 degree oven until tender, then cool. Caramelize onion in sautee pan in olive oil. Then turn off heat. Chop basil and oregano and add to onion. Squeeze garlic into onion mix. Pulse in food processor with salt and pepper. Mix onion and garlic mix into meat with parmesan. Form onto 12-14 balls. Sear each ball in olive oil and add to baking pan. Bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes then remove. Mix drippings with tomato sauce and pour over meatballs.

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DELUDE - PREVIEW CLIP (?)

SO! I’ve had these pages drawn out for almost a year now. When I showed them to my beta reader, she told me I needed to work on pacing, and looking back, I definitely agree. This was supposed to be the first update of Delude, and I just jumped right into the action. Yeesh.

But anyways, alot has changed since then which unfortunately renders these pages unusable (such as, I’ve changed how this scene is going to play out (pacing, yay!), several characters have different designs, etc.) So I thought, why waste perfectly good pages, might as well post them!

Think of it as a kind of preview for the real thing! Cheers!

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Toasted Corn Casserole with Mexican Cheese. Corn (4), Milk (1 cup), butter (4 tablespoons), Flour (2 tablespoons), Nutmeg (dash), Kosher salt (dash), Black pepper (dash), Oregano (3-4 leaves), queso cheese (4 ounces), Panko breadcrumbs (1 cup).

Toast corn gently over open flame on stove. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in pan with flour to make roux. Add milk, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Heat until thickened. Cut corn off cob and toss together with cheese and oregano. Mix with bechamel sauce and pour into baking dish. Top with the other 2 tablespoons butter and breadcrumbs. Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

My Own Magic Garden

I am currently growing a few plants, and they’re each at their own stage of growth and life. But I wanted to share what they are, why I want them, and how I keep them in health and happiness. 

What Plants I am Growing:

  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Lavender
  • Oregano
  • Sweet Mint

Why I am Growing Each:

  1. Basil - To help (ALONG WITH PRESCRIBED MEDICATION) the blood sugar of both myself and my grandmother. When monitored by a trained physician, basil can help to lower the blood sugar levels if they are dangerously high. I drink it in tea, my grandmother ingests it in cooking. 
  2. Cilantro - To cook with. It’s a delicious spice. It’s also very good for love spells if you’re into that sort of thing. 
  3. Lavender - Everything about it. It aids in my depression, soothes my skin in the bath, smells amazing, and it can help repel evil! It’s also great for the diviners among us, as it strengthens the third eye. 
  4. Oregano - For my immune system. Cooking with oregano is a good way to use “Nature’s Antibiotic”. It helps fight off infections and germs, when added to other healthy habits. 
  5. Sweet Mint - Sweet and Minty! I love it for teas, especially for stomach aches. I add it to my basil tea for the flavoring. And the sweetness saves me from needing sugar or honey in my tea as well.

How I am Caring for Them:

  • Blessed Water in My Bottle that I Mist Them With
  • Fresh Air
  • Sunlight
  • Pot Sigils
  • Singing Songs to Them
  • Moss Agate Crystals in Each Plant
  • Regular Trimmings 

And that’s the basics on my little witchy garden. Tomorrow I transfer three of my plants from the window to the outdoor garden so wish me luck! Pictures to follow!