Kitchen Witch With Vegetable Bits
Using scraps to aid in spellcasting.
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Today’s article is about totality in cooking and how it can enhance your spells. Enjoy!
Vegetable Bits for The Kitchen Witch
By Shannon Meyers
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the home. It is a place of creation and as a kitchen witch, it serves as an important place for spellwork, spiritual fulfillment, and at times personal development. One of the great things about intertwining cooking into your magical practice is the ability to exercise that creative force and put intention behind your meals. Food is life and cooking represents an opportunity to give honor to the Earth itself.
One way you can develop your kitchen witchcraft is by implementing a totality mentality. Intentionally utilizing ingredients to their fullest potential can not only provide the chance to practice spellwork but can also increase your confidence in the kitchen.
Using Vegetable Bits for Spells
Vegetables are a key ingredient in cooking. They provide sustenance, improved overall health, and have quite a few magical properties. The next time you step into your kitchen, consider keeping your vegetable scraps in order to get the most out of your vegetables. In doing so, you celebrate your own abundance as well as what the Earth does for us.
Whether you are the type to prep your meals for the week or cook by the day, you can collect your vegetable bits to save for spellwork. If you’re meal prepping specifically, it may be better to place all the scraps in a freezer-proof bag for later use.
The following is a broth to help nourish the self and promote self-love. In this recipe, since you are only using the scraps, the broth will be a little weaker. You can drink it by itself or use the broth in other recipes or spells. It’s important to thoroughly wash your vegetables before preparing so that your scraps are clean as well. In terms of measurements, it depends on what you have saved and, for this spell, your personal creativity comes into play.
Self Love Broth
Makes 1-2 servings.
Olive oil (promotes healing and lust)
Onion (banishes negative influences)
Carrots (cleanses energy and balances the solar plexus)
Celery (induces lust)
The above are the basic necessities of broths. However, adding your own ingredients to suit your purpose is what makes cooking and spellwork fun.
Other Optional Ingredients You Might Include:
Garlic (offers protection and healing)
Ginger (enhances personal power)
Heat the olive oil over medium heat.
Add your scraps, and heat for up to 5 minutes, stirring.
Add water. The amount will depend on how large a serving you need.
Simmer on low heat for 10-20 minutes.
Strain your broth into a clean heat-proof mug or bowl.
At this point, you can discard what remains. If you are the type of witch who uses verbal spells during their cooking, doing so while stirring may be best.
Other Ways To Use Vegetable Bits
For the more intermediate witches, you can regrow quite a few different vegetables from their bits relatively quickly such as green onions, garlic, and potatoes. Starting a kitchen garden can be an empowering addition to your practice. For more advanced witches who would like to take things a step further, consider adding composting to your practice if you are someone who values the reduction of waste. Creating your own compost for your own garden can be a great way to create a ritualistic cycle in your practice.
The power of a kitchen witch is that of creation and the sustaining of life and its comforts. We utilize the bounty of the Earth in ways that are filling both physically and spiritually. Being more intentional with your cooking can empower you as a witch and allows you a little fun in the kitchen.
Shannon Meyers is a full-time freelance writer and indie author based out of San Diego.
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