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    The Sacred Spoon

    Chakra Balancing Meals Sacral Chakra Healing carrot soup The sacral chakra is one of creativity, emotion, and connecting with others. When this chakra gets blocked you can experience a lack of creativity and confidence, as well as difficulty forming meaningful relationships with others. In families this can be difficult to deal with. On the other hand if your sacral chakra is overactive you can still experience creativity but have no outlet for this creativity. For a long time I didn’t write or learn many new skills. After much thought and retrospect I realized that it all boiled down to self doubt. I didn’t do things because I assumed I would…

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    Notes from the Apothecary

    Notes from the Apothecary: Primrose     Primroses are a hardy, perennial plant which means they’re tough and come back year after year. They’re also absolutely gorgeous and often around in winter, lending some welcome colour to gardens, windowsills, or containers. Originally a woodland plant, primroses or Primula vulgaris will grow just about anywhere as long as there’s drainage so the roots don’t get waterlogged. Finding primroses in the wild can be a sign that you’re on ancient woodland. However, some “wild” blooms can be escapees from folks’ gardens! Either way, even in November and December, their blooms make a gorgeous, colourful addition to the winter landscape.   The Kitchen…

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    Pixie Witch Kitchen

    Oooops I Forgot My Lasagna Noodles Pasta Bake Ready for a really yummy dinner that’s so easy but others will think you worked hard to make it? This came up one day when my family really wanted lasagna for dinner, but ooops, as I was getting everything ready guess what was missing? My lasagna noodles! Oh no. With Covid going on I don’t run into the stores anymore and I don’t have time to do a pick up order especially only needing one item. So I used spaghetti pasta. I honestly thought its not going to be that great but it will do. Well I was wrong my family loved…

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    Samhain Pumpkin Cookies   We all love Samhain for so many reasons. Theres always so much going on at my house on that day. Getting ready for the trick or treaters, Samhain rituals, Witches New Years and it’s also my wedding anniversary. With that being said I always bake up a bunch of treats for everyone and this is one of my favorite cookies for this time of year. Soon it may be your favorite. It is a pretty simple recipe and the taste is just amazing. So lets get started.   Ingredients 2 cups butter, softened 2 cups white sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1…

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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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    Son of a Witch’s Cookies Today we are going to be making my sons famous chocolate chip cookies. He has played around with chocolate chip cookie recipes for years and this is the best one ever. I cant take any credit for this recipe its all his, Alexx Mascorro. Since he is my son and I am a witch we thought this would be a cute name for them. Son of a Witch’s Chocolate Chip Cookies. Ingredients 1 C. Bread Flour 3/4 C. All Purpose Flour 2 tsp. Salt 1 tsp. Baking Soda 1 C. Butter (melted) 1 C. Brown Sugar 1/2 C. White Sugar 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract 1…

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    Notes from the Apothecary

    Notes from the Apothecary: Cherries   I’m inspired to write about cherries because of my next door neighbour. They have a huge cherry tree that hangs over into our garden. We don’t mind. In fact, we love it. Not only is it a beautiful tree, with strong, thick limbs and richly coloured bark, it encourages all kinds of wildlife. Just this afternoon, we all sat enraptured in the kitchen as a squirrel hopped around the back garden munching on the fallen cherries. They’re just starting to ripen as we leave the summer solstice behind, and the windfalls attract all manner of birds and small mammals. There are actually over 50…

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    Pixie Witch Kitchen

    Potato Gnocchi Soup Today we are going to make a new recipe that I have been playing with and I finally got it to where my family loves it. It’s so creamy and not watery at all. If you don’t like potato gnocchi you can leave it out and add potato chunks or any other veggie you like. Just add it in right after you saute the onions and celery.   Ingredients 1 C. Yellow Onion finely chopped 1 C. Celery diced small 1 TBSP. Olive Oil 1 TBSP. Minced Garlic (3 cloves) 3 1/2 C. Warm Water 6 Tsp. Chicken broth powder 1 Tsp. Celery Salt Salt and Pepper…

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    Book Review – Practically Pagan: An Alternative Guide to Cooking by Rachel Patterson

    Book Review Practically Pagan An Alternative Guide to Cooking by Rachel Patterson 288 Pages     Practically Pagan is a new series of books from Moon Books, a publisher which focuses on Pagan spirituality and related topics. The series is designed to give readers a new perspective on everyday topics, with this volume on cooking looking at a variety of ways to incorporate your faith, spirituality or pagan practices into the dishes you make. Rachel Patterson is a prolific author and famous as a Kitchen Witch. She heads up the Kitchen Witch Coven and is an Elder of the Kitchen Witch School of Natural Witchcraft. Previous books by Rachel include…

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    Notes from the Apothecary

    Notes from the Apothecary: Jack by the Hedge I don’t get a huge amount of time to spend keeping my garden super tidy, but that’s ok, because I like it to run a little wild. Because of that, we get plants that come in from outside the garden, often spread by birds and small animals, or simply by seeds blown in on the wind. Once such plant which is a star of British verges and hedgerows is this lovely plant, pictured. It has many names, but my favourite one is Jack by the Hedge, Latin name Alliaria Petiolata. Jack by the Hedge is also called Garlic Mustard, or even Poor…