Thursday, May 24, 2012

Magickal Housekeeping for a Green Witch Pt.2

Yesterday I posted about the House cleaning aids of a Kitchen Witch. So to round out the list I'd like to post about the magickal/ mundane tools used when cooking. Enjoy!

Hearth- The floor of a fireplace, usually extending into a room and paved with brick, flagstone, or cement.

What? You don't have one? Don't worry neither do I, only in my witchy fantasies do I possess something this lovely. Or stoves whether they be gas or electric are just as effective and perfect representations of the element of fire. Personally I love a gas stove with the actual flame, but that's just a preference.

Cauldron- A large vessel, such as a kettle or vat, used for boiling.

No Witch's kitchen is complete without one. Don't let the picture fool you, you don't need to have one of these cast iron beauties in order to have a cauldron. Our modern day pots and pans work just fine. 

I do have one of these but it's a micro version that I use primarily for lighting indoor fires. The rest of the time a big sturdy pot takes it's place, and don't forget about our friend the tea kettle, the cauldrons little sister. Heating a cup of tea in the microwave just doesn't have the same effect.

Cooking Utensils- Wooden spoons, whisks, ladels and measuring spoons.

I always think of these as the wand of the kitchen witch. You can make anything you cook a little more magickal by stirring in the shape of a pentacle, deosil, or widdershins depending on your intent. Etsy has these wood burned spoons that I absolutely drool over.

Blade- In most pagan practices there are two well known types of blades Athames and Bolines. Athames are black handled double edged ceremonial blades used to represent masculinity and air in ritual. Bolines are crescent shaped white handled blades used for cutting herbs.

A lot of people who just start out in paganism get themselves into a tizzy trying to buy all of the tools they need for their practice. Stop, just stop, as long as the intent is there any knife will do. Kitchen witches are resourcful, we use what we have. If however you have the finances and choose to aquire some of these lovelies there's nothing wrong with that.

Bowls- A common vessel used to serve food.
Let's not forget preparing and combining as well and what the heck we'll include cups i.e. measuring cups, after all they're essentially the same thing.

Bowls and cups are representatives of the divine feminine and are associated with water. Not only are they handy when mixing a cake batter they make top-notch skrying dishes.

Herbs- An herb is a plant that is valued for flavor, scent, medicinal, or other quantities, other than its food value. Herbs are used in cooking, as medicines and for spiritual purposes.

Herbs are deffinately a kitchen witch's most indispensable aid. Let's face it culinary or magickal when you're a Witch it's all the same. Toss a little Rosemary onto that roast for rememberance, want to spice things up in the bedroom why not a hot choclate nightcap with a cinnamon stick stirrer.

These are just six of the several tools and aids of a kitchen witch. If you'd like to see something added or have something you'd like to add contact me!

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