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Kitchen Witchery: How to Cook a Magical Meal

If you cook and spend much of your time in the kitchen, you are a kitchen witch! You are carrying on the legacy of your ancestors who came before you—the women (and men) who cooked over an open fire, at the hearthside, over cast-iron stoves, and (in modern times) over the electric stove. You are tending to the nourishment and health of your family and friends every time you cook. You are making magic in the kitchen by transforming seemingly simple ingredients into a masterpiece meal. This is alchemy. Therefore, you are a kitchen witch. If you’re not sure how you can make a magical meal, come along with me and we will learn the basics of kitchen witchery together.

Step 1: Set Your Intention

What’s the first part of kitchen witchery? Setting clear intentions. Let’s say our intention is financial abundance. If you want to bring more abundance into the home, make sure you specify what kind of abundance. If I said I want abundance, I am telling the universe abundance of nearly anything! This sounds like a good thing, but too much of something can sometimes be overwhelmingly bad. State specific intentions and write them down. Your intention will be your main focus throughout the entire meal-cooking process. Keep it at the forefront of your mind.

Aligning with Intentions

You’ll also have to decide what kind of meal you are cooking before moving on. Will it be breakfast, lunch, or dinner? How many people will eat the magical meal? Is it for a normal weeknight, weekend, or a holiday? What’s the budget? Let your intention inspire the meal you make. The ingredients should align with your intention. For example, a meal for financial abundance should include leafy greens (greens = money). Research foods and their magical properties. Look up a recipe online or in a cookbook. Use an old family recipe, which is even more magical. Or make up the meal as you go along!

The cauldron is a kitchen witch's number one tool in cooking a magical meal

A modern day crockpot or stockpot may serve as a cauldron in kitchen witchery.

Step 2: Gather Magical Ingredients

It’s time to gather magical ingredients. This part of the process is EXTREMELY important, so spend extra time on it. Research the magical properties of your ingredients online or in a book like Scott Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Wicca in the Kitchen. Consider the folklore and history of the food. The best magical ingredients come from the garden. Unfortunately, most people don’t live on a farm or grow their own food, so a trip to the grocery store will do. Tips in choosing ingredients: choose organic, locally grown, and healthy options. For example, instead of buying canned veggies, go to a local produce stand to buy fresh veggies. Write down each ingredient and how it supports your intention for this magical meal. Not every ingredient will align, and that’s okay! As long as some of the ingredients back up your intention, it will be a magical meal. Next, add some magical herbs to the list. Most people have a whole cabinet of magical herbs right in their kitchen cabinet perfect for kitchen witchery!

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Magical Properties of Food

Herbs and Spices
Tomatoes – Love
Banana – Fertility
Basil – Money
Oysters – Love/Lust
Greens – Money
Apple – Luck, Love, Wisdom
Lavender – Anxiety Relief
Bacon – Financial Prosperity
Potatoes – Stability
Strawberries – Love
Rosemary – Healing
Eggs – Fertility/Renewal

Step 3: Prepare Your Magical Meal

In The Mystic Cookbook by Meadow and Denise Linn, the importance of vibes is iterated time and time again. However you’re feeling at the time of cooking will determine the energy that goes into the food. Then that energy is passed on to others. So be careful when preparing the meal you’re not in a negative state of mind. Raise your energetic vibrations by putting on some music while cooking. Your intention might even determine what kind of music you play. For instance, if your intention is love, play soft, romantic music. If your intention is joy, put on dance music and dance around the kitchen!

Intention, Ancestors, Symbols

During the preparation of your magical meal, focus on your intention. This means thinking about it and visualizing it while cooking. You can also pray or bless the food during preparation. Light a red candle in the kitchen and give thanks for your ancestors who also cooked magical meals before you. The stove, oven, or fire represents the same flame that cooked your ancestors’ meals over thousands of years. The fire itself is magical and transmutable. It changes the ingredients into something else, therefore it is alchemical and the basis of kitchen witchery. Stir clockwise to draw something to you, stir counter-clockwise to banish something. Draw symbols into your food. For example, if you’re baking a pie, carve a protective rune into the crust. In addition, if you have the time, put on some music and dance or sing along while you cook. There’s something truly remarkable about this ritual that adds an extra magick kick to your food!

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Step 4: Last Blessings

You’ve made a magical meal with the right intentions, ingredients, and energy. The last step is blessing the meal before serving it. Bless the food in the kitchen, before serving the food, or bless the food at the table. Setting the table can be magical too. Add flowers or foliage to the center of the table that supports your intention. While setting the table with plates, napkins, and utensils, visualize intention. Bless each setting at the table. I like to also include a place for the ancestors or gods at our table for particularly important meals or holidays. The more effort you put into this magical meal, the more likely your intention will manifest.

Kitchen witchcraft: cook a magical meal

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