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    Deck Review – Kitchen Magick: A Recipe Deck for Witches by Carla Torrents Murcia

    Deck Review Kitchen Magick: A Recipe Deck for Witches by Carla Torrents Publisher: David & Charles 52 Cards Release Date: June 27, 2023       This a very pretty set of cards with lovely pictures. The little pamphlet inside gave a nice, simple explanation of the wheel of the year and a nice measurement conversion chart. They are not without their problems however. The print is very small. I had to wear readers and use a magnifying glass to read the recipes. On some of the cards, the background colours and the text is too similar in shade and that makes it even harder to read. The cards are…

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    In The Kitchen With Skarlett

    Apple Cider Donut Cake     Apples are one of the sacred foods of Samhain. In Celtic tradition, apples were buried at Samhain to feed the dead as well as used in various forms of divination. Apples are good for faerie protection, abundance, protection, long life, health and creativity. Butter is there to bind things together and to ease transitions. Cake mix for happiness. Eggs for fertility and beauty. Sugar for attraction, love and romance.     Now to the apple pie spice: Allspice for money drawing and good fortune. Cinnamon for protection, wealth and passion. Cloves for abundance, lust, protection and courage. Ginger for protection, power and prosperity. Nutmeg…

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    In the Kitchen with Skarlett

    Slow Cooker Chili for Mabon   With Mabon upons us, thoughts turn to goat’s horn bearing fruit, grain and other harvesty goodness. No..I did not eat the funny mushrooms. I am referring to the Cornucopia also called the horn of plenty. It is a symbol of abundance and good fortune. It is commonly pictured as a large horn-shaped basket overflowing with the fruits of the harvest such as grains, fruits, vegetables and nuts. Small wonder it is adorning American tables at Thanksgiving and various other harvest related celebrations. A possible origin for the cornucopia was in ancient Greece. When Zeus was a baby, his mother hid him away from Cronus…

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    Witch & Popcorn

      Review of High on the Hog                         I started watching a docuseries last night and I cried so hard, my chest still hurts today. I can’t wait to watch the rest of it. This show blew everybody away in just one season, and another season is in progress. A 2021 Peabody Award winner, the show chronicles the journey of African slaves from their hometowns to America, and the show details how their food influenced American cuisine all over the South and into Texas. A trailer for this amazing show is here:   As a white person, I can…

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    Book Review – Kitchen Witch: Food, Folklore, and Fairy Tale by Sarah Robinson

    Book Review Kitchen Witch: Food, Folklore, and Fairy Tale by Sarah Robinson Published by Womancraft Publishing March 18, 2022 275 pages     I’m reading an advanced “review” e-book copy of this fabulous book and I am telling you right now that as soon as I see it in hard-copy, I am buying it! I’m old school – I like my literature between in old-fashioned book form, so I can curl on my couch and get all comfy-cozy as I read, but even on an annoying screen, I couldn’t put this book down. Believe me, no matter how you like to read your books, Kitchen Witch: Food, Folklore and Fairy…

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    30-Day Chakra Healing Challenge by Cyndi Dale and Dana Childs

      In our groundbreaking book, Chakras, Food, and You, we present a revolutionary way to connect to your true self by identifying your primary chakra. From this starting place, you can structure your food choices and lifestyle to support that main energy center. However, every chakra needs a little love and maintenance. Your chakras are essentially eddies of energies that interact with one another, the external environment, and other living beings. They are the subtle prisms of sound and light that create your outer physical reality. That means if you want to be in tip-top shape, every chakra must be the same. So, why not spend the next 30 days…

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    Pixie Witch Kitchen

    Pixie Witch Mango Salsa Today we are going to make a really yummy mango salsa. Its a bit different from the traditional mango salsa and so simple to make. You can eat it as a salsa with some corn chips especially the hint of lime corn tortilla chips, the flavors are amazing together. It is also delish served over fish or on the side of chicken. I made BBQ chicken with mine and served it on the side. It has only 6 simple ingredients and only takes about 10 mins to prepare. Ingredients 1 Mango peeled and diced 3-4 Small Tomatoes, diced 3-4 TBSP. Cilantro, cut up 1/2 Yellow Onion,…

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    Pixie Witch Kitchen

    Everything Under the Moon Soup   This is a great recipe I came up with a few years ago playing around in the kitchen. Isn’t that how all great recipes are made? It’s a very tasty, healthy, thick soup that you can eat by itself or with any meal. I like to serve it with baked chicken or pork chops. I named it everything under the Moon for a reason, as you can add anything to it. Ingredients 7 carrots 5 potatoes 1 white onion 4 celery stalks 2 zucchinis 1 tsp. minced garlic 1/2 cup red lentils 1 can (10oz) diced tomatoes with chilies 1/2 green cabbage (optional) 2…

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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times for December 2019 (Photo by Osman Rana on Unsplash) Bright Blessings! The Winter Holidays are upon us, and it seems there are as many different celebrations as there are different kinds of people circle in our Pagan Communities. No matter what you celebrate, though, it is undeniable that Christmas somehow influences you at this time of year. Whether you are like me and get sick to death of it all very quickly, and decry the fact it lasts so long, or you are somebody who enjoys it all, it is very much a part of our culture. One thing that strikes me is…

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    Plant Spirit Medicine in Shamanic Practice

    What’s in the Brew? Scientist: Mescaline. Shaman: God.   Shamans…believe that the information given to us… by other teacher plants or in non-ordinary states such as dreams and meditations is as valid (or more so) than that received from ordinary perception and thought. Furthermore, such information is given to us to be used in daily life not to be ignored, denied, or seen as lacking in merit or purpose. To deny our dreams, after all, is to deny a large part of our human and spiritual experience. Thus, for San Pedro shamans, the visions and insights gained from the plant are there to inform our everyday behavior in the ‘real world’…