Category Archives: Food Recipes

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I got the most amazing gift this week! My mother’s cook books now awaiting to line my shelves and be entered into my computer.

I have taken on the rather large task of creating a master family cookbook. Blending the recipes from my husband’s family and my own into one incredible book! Leaving nothing out which includes all of my magickal recipes. Giving our children the recipes they know and love in one source.

As I do this I began to really think of all the recipes I have collected and made over the years. Allowing my thoughts to take me back.

Many of us have seen and used a recipe file or box. That enhanced box that held the most amazing secrets to food in the house. I loved watching as my mother got out her box and made the most amazing things in our kitchen. Watching as she would adjust the recipe or add a new one to the collection. I completely blame my mother for my obsession with recipes.

These days the recipe box has been replaced with digital resources. Which I love because I can sure type much faster then I can write on those small cards. Sharing recipes now is easier then ever with food websites and social media like Pinterest. This makes possibilities endless for people like me. I love trying out new recipes I never thought to do before seeing it online.

The recipe box may have changed but there are still things that remain the same like how we record the recipe.

Being the informational gal I am I tend to take things a bit further, especially for any recipe I use in my spiritual practice. Those recipes that are for spells, oil blends, rituals, sabbats and herbal mixtures. I record everything in a note book and then transfer it to my computer. Recording what ingredients I used, the way I gathered or where I purchased the ingredients, the date, the phase of the moon, if it was successful or a failure, how strong I rate it and so on.

I am sure others have systems that look very different to what I do. What things do you include when recording your magickal workings? Share with us a few of the steps you enjoy when making, collecting or recording a recipe.

Also don’t forget to submit the recipes you want Lady Destiny to try for the Kitchen Magick Radio Show. Coming back on the air soon.

~*Kitchen Witch Wicki*~

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Lemon Lavender Pound Cake

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The ingredients:

For the cake:

1 cup self rising flour / 175g
3/4 cup sugar / 150g
11 tablespoons unsalted butter / 150g , at room temperature
3 eggs, beaten
zest of two lemons
1 teaspoon lavender
pinch salt

For the icing:

juice of one lemon
1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar / 170g

Preheat oven to 350°. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

Sift flour and set aside. Add sugar and butter to a mixing bowl and beat on medium high speed until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes). Add eggs, zest, lavender, and salt. Beat until well combined.

Add flour a quarter at a time mixing just until moistened.

Pour batter into lined loaf pan and smooth out the top with a rubber spatula.

Bake for 35-40 minutes. Check at 35 minutes with a toothpick. It should be clean with just a little moisture left behind when removed.

Cool completely on a wire rack.

While cake is cooling, mix lemon juice and sugar together. Stir until you get a good icing consistency. Pour icing over cooled cake and sprinkle with lavender, if desired. Store in an airtight container to retain moisture

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Characteristics of Common Carrier Oils

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Hazelnut-

The oil you get from the hazelnut is said to be light and have a mild fragrance. It is due to it ability to be easily absorbed in the skin that people have found that it is a useful oil in things like facial blends for oily skin.

Kitchen Witch Wicki

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Magickal Food Tip…

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Cilantro:

The form commonly used is the leafy areas of the herb, fresh and dried. The other parts of this plant are often called Coriander, we will go into the benefits of those parts at another time.

Cilantro is said to bring forth greater awareness, wit, and a stronger mental capacity. Some correspondences associated with Cilantro is when eaten on Wednesday it can help increase creativity and communication skills in some people. By carrying a fresh spring of Cilantro in your pocket during a job interview it can help the interview being successful in obtaining said job.

Kitchen Witch Wicki

*Some of the information provided in the post came from The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients By Lexa Rosean*

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Characteristics of Common Carrier Oils

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Coconut- Coconut oil is said to be the highest in saturated fats, it is twice as saturated as lard. As an example when the oil is at room temperature it is a solid.

Coconut oil can be used well with other oils for massages. Typically coconut oil can be found in recipes for naturally made body lotion or cream/whipped recipes.

Keep in mind though coconut oil can cause an allergic reaction to those that have skin sensitives. It is suggested that before using this oil or products made with coconut oil you test a very small amount on the area you intend to use it on first.

Kitchen Witch Wicki

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Characteristics of Common Carrier Oils

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Cocoa butter- This carrier oil is derived from the cocoa beans. People have said that cocoa butter has a very strong chocolate sort of scent to it.

With that in mind this carrier oil will overpower the scent of most essential oils that are out there. So it is not advised to use cocoa butter for any aromatherapy uses.

It has been suggested that if you desire to work with this carrier oil do so in small quantities. Can be used in home made lotions and creams.

Kitchen Witch Wicki

 

Herbs and their magickal uses

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Allspice-

The form used for magickal purposes is the whole berries, and powder.

Add Allspice to any success formula to increase changes of beating out any and all competition. Carry the whole berries in the pocket to improve your chances on interviews. Sprinkle the powder across the threshold of a place of business.

Using Allspice as an incense or in a double boiler, the spice in water, to fill a room with its scent. By doing this it is believed to help the brain centers to work better in achievement and creates a happy, efficient work environment.

Kitchen Witch Wicki

*Some of the information provided in the post came from The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients By Lexa Rosean*