Kitchen Witch Your Way to Home Ownership
A recipe to help you get that dream house.
Hello, wonderful witches!
Not much to update you on today, because I’m annoyingly sick with a bad cold and probably about to go back to bed. So we’ll just jump into this issue’s featured piece — a recipe to kitchen witch your way into a new house.
Find Your Dream Home Through Kitchen Magic
By Lana Katsaros
Home has always been the centerpiece of life for me. Ever since I was young I always fantasized about the home I would live in, what it would look like, and how I would decorate it. Most importantly I envisioned who it would be filled with and how we would do life inside.
Visualization has played a heavy role in my witchcraft from the start, but so has the sense of smell. What’s more wonderful than being so deep into your craft that you can actually smell what you are focusing on? From teas, to baked treats, to incense you may burn — you know the distinct smell of your own home.
This spell requires some serious visualization, to the point that you should be able to smell the Welcome Home Cookies you will bake once you get that shiny set of keys to your new abode. The path this spell takes is a bit long, but worth it.
You will start by visualizing your home; making it real in your mind. See it, smell it, hear it, and feel it. When you are ready and believe in the vision, you will move on to casting the spell, which is part sugar jar and part baking. This can take weeks, and has sometimes even taken me months to get into the right mindset.
Rest assured, once you start, the spell often works rather quickly.
The attitude you have when you do this spell is crucial. I always approach it from a place of “this or something better,” and it always serves me.
Whether you are looking to buy your dream home or an investment, it’s crucial to know the exact property you want (whether it is known to exist or not) and to have a clear vision of it. If you have an exact address, make time to go to a viewing and spend lots of time with photos envisioning how you will decorate, what smells will fill your rooms, how you will live life inside. Envision yourself walking through the house. How do your feet sound against the floor? What is your view out the window? What does the doorbell sound like?
Is it real in your mind? Once you have accomplished this, you are ready for this powerful spell.
What You’ll Need
Before you make the recipe below, you must “make” the main ingredient. Here’s how to prepare your sugar jar.
1 clear glass jar. If you have a square jar, that will work very well to represent the four walls of a house, but if you have a cylinder shape, that will work as well.
1 image of the desired house you want to buy, small enough to fit in the jar without needing to fold it. If you are unable to find your dream home, draw an image of the house you desire in as much detail as possible.
1 candle. The color will depend on your circumstance. If money is the problem with purchasing your dream home, use a green candle. If you have money but are unable to find a home, use a white candle. You can also use different candles each night during your ritual.
Enough natural sugar to fill your jar. This will sweeten your situation in your favor.
A clove for each person who will be living in the house, for protection.
A pinch of cinnamon, for success.
A house key.
An image of Hestia, the Greek goddess of hearth and home.
Red wine, for success.
A wine glass.
A shot glass or something similar.
To begin this spell, you will first “make” your sugar. You will place the photo of your house facing out, so you can look at the jar and see the house. Fill the jar with the mix of cinnamon and sugar. Top the sugar with your cloves and tightly cap.
On the first night, carve into your candle the address or neighborhood of your desired home — the more specific the better. Also carve your desired outcome: perhaps a quick closing, a lower price, or easier access to funds. If you have a lot to write, you can continue on a sheet of paper you can fold and place under the glass jar.
Place the image of Hestia next to your sugar jar.
Pour yourself a glass of red wine (you don’t need to drink any if you don’t want to) and pour Goddess Hestia the shot glass of wine.
Place your offering to Hestia next to your sugar jar and repeat the following:
Please help me find a home, a shelter for myself and those I love. Bless this home. All who cross, come with good intentions. Help me find and keep a place to call my own. Keep it warm in winter and cool in summer. Help me keep my pantry stocked. Help me protect it and all those I love inside. Blessed be, Hestia. Show me your power by carrying out my wish. So mote it be.
Push your clean, sanitized key into the sugar and turn to the right, making a full circle three times. Envision you are opening the door to your new home. Do this every night until you have the real keys to your new home.
On the first night, place your candle on the cap of the sugar jar and light it. You can do this every night with a different color candle to correspond with the phase of purchasing you are in. You can also do this once a week to keep the energy of your desire engaged.
Once you are in your new home, bury the sugar jar in your front yard. Set aside some of the sugar to use in your daily coffee or tea ritual, anything from a pinch to a few tablespoons. With the remainder of the sugar, make yourself these Welcome Home Cookies and share them with all those you welcome into your home.
Welcome Home Cookies
Like sugar cookies, but with a twist. These Welcome Home Cookies are packed with a spiritual punch. Rosemary adds a unique and inviting flavor and will make your new home smell delicious and inviting.
1 cup of sugar from your spell jar, for gratitude your spell worked
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup melted vegan butter
2 tablespoons dried rosemary powder, to protect your home and those inside
zest from 3 lemons, for more protection
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon almond extract, for luck, prosperity, and wealth to keep your new home yours
2 tablespoons lemon juice, for protection
2 tablespoons oat milk
1 1/2 cups flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
In a large bowl, whisk together all the sugars and butter, rosemary powder, lemon zest, and salt. Combine well.
Add almond extract, juice from the lemons, and oat milk and mix until sugar is dissolved.
Sift in the flour and baking soda. Fold the mixture with a spatula; don’t mix too much, just combine.
Place the dough in an airtight container and chill in the fridge overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
Using a tablespoon, scoop the batter and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Once the baking sheet is filled, place it in the fridge for about 15 minutes before baking.
Bake for 10 minutes, or until cookies begin to brown around the edges. Allow to fully cool before eating. Don’t forget to offer one to Hestia with gratitude.
Lana Katsaros is a wellness author, vegan nutritionist and chef. She writes full time as she travels the globe with her family in search of property to build her growing holiday home business. She can be found at @theveganholiday and @happilycuratedchaos.
In the next issue…
The next newsletter will have a kitchen-friendly piece about cooking and crafting spells with vegetable scraps.
See you then!
I love this newsletter edition, Jennifer. I believe whole-heartedly that the setting of an intention for a home is important and I really like how this ritual calls in that sweet dream of home. The cookie recipe is a great idea, too.