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Remember to always light a candle at your kitchen altar and ask for blessings and positive energy as you cook your magickal recipe!
Beverages ~ Blessed Brews
Chai Tea Recipe Base
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground anise
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground clove
1/4 cup Darjeeling (loose) tea
3 teaspoons fresh minced ginger
1/3 cup honey, blue agave syrup (a sweetener made from the agave plant), brown sugar or stevia
1 tablespoon molasses
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange zest
Cook the first six dry spices in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture begins smell fragrant.
Add two cups of water and the loose tea and bring to a light simmer.
Remove from heat and add the vanilla, ginger, bay leaf, agave, molasses and orange zest. Stir
Leave at room temperature for an hour, strain and refrigerate.
To serve this concentrated mixture: add a quarter of a cup concentrate to six ounces of hot milk or water.
Magickal Properties: Protection, energy and joy
Main Dishes for Magickal Meals
Old-School King Ranch Chicken Casserole
1 cooked 2 1/2 pound fryer (cooked with cumin, onion, celery and garlic) shredded
10 corn tortillas
1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, seeds and stem removed, diced
2 cups of grated cheddar cheese
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 cup of chicken broth
1 can of Ro-Tel tomatoes
1 tsp. of chile powder
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine soups, broth, Ro-Tel tomatoes and chile powder; blend until smooth.
3. Place a layer of chicken in a greased casserole dish.
4. Add layers of tortillas, onion, bell peppers, cheese and sauce.
5. Repeat layers, ending with cheese.
6. Bake uncovered for half an hour or until brown and bubbling.
Magickal properties: Well-being, security and joyous inspiration
Amazing Baked Beans
1 pk. navy beans
1 ham bone
Onion, cut up
Soak the beans in water overnight. and drain the water. Next day add the ham and onion, cover with fresh water and cook in a pot on the top of the stove untilthe beans are tender (a couple of hours)
Drain the beans and pick out the bone but leave any meat in the beans. Add and mix in 3 TB. apple cider vinegar, a small bottle of catsup, and dark brown sugar (I’d guess about ½ c. brown sugar)and mustard ( Tb or 2) to taste. Bake them in a low oven (325 ish) until the top is brown and the beans are bubbly.
Magickal properties: Love, wisdom and protection
Blue Grass Sweet Potatoes
2 large cans of sweet potatoes
2/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. butter
¼ c. bourbon
½ tsp. vanilla
1 ½ c. mini marshmallows
Drain most of the liquid from the sweet potatoes (leave some to keep them moist while cooking) put them in a pan and heat them over moderate heat for about 10 minutes. Combine the potatoes with the next 5 ingredients in a large mixer bowl and beat until smooth. Turn the mixture into a buttered shallow 1 ½ quart casserole dish and arrange the marshmallows on top. Bake at 350 for 25 -30 minutes until evenly browned and the potatoes are bubbly.
Magickal properties: Feminine and nurturing with a kick (bourbon).
Condiments, Relishes, and Preserves
Easy Pumpkin Pie Cake
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
1 lg. can evaporated milk
1 ½ c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 pkg. plain yellow cake mix
¾ c. melted butter or margarine
1 c. chopped pecans
Mix in order given the first 5 ingredients. Pour into a 9 X 13 inch cake pan. Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly on top. Drizzle the melted butter evenly over all and sprinkle with the chopped pecans. Bake for one hour at 350. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
Magickal properties: Grounding and protective. This dessert is the ultimate comfort food!!
Witchy Remedies and Special Purpose Potions
Four Thieves Vinegar Recipe
There are many different recipes for Four Thieves Vinegar and different stories claiming different historical origins. It’s a very effective household cleaner. This has been used down south as a banishing vinegar and can be seen in voodoo shops at a pretty penny.
All of the herbs in the Four Theives Vinegar formula are potent antibacterials or antivirals and all are edible, making it a powerful mix for internal and external use.
If you plan to use this vinegar for cleaning only, you can use white vinegar. If you plan to use it internally as well as for cleaning, cider vinegar (preferably raw, unfiltered with the mother but any cider vinegar will do) is a better choice.
This recipe is made assuming you’ll be using either all dried or all fresh herbs. If you will be using some dried and some fresh, adjust the proportions accordingly.
- apple cider vinegar or white vinegar, enough to cover all your plant material
- lavender, 1 part
- sage, 1 part
- rosemary, 1 part
- mugwort, 1 part
Procedure for Making Four Thieves Herbal Vinegar
- Blend your herbs and pour them into a class container such as a wide-mouth canning jar.
- Add enough vinegar to cover your blend completely. (If you’re using dried herbs, you may need to add a little extra because the dried herbs will expand as they rehydrate.)
- Cover the jar and let the mixture stand at room temperature for six weeks.
- After the mixture has finished infusing, strain the herbs out of the vinegar and store the vinegar in an appropriate container.
Storage and Use of Four Thieves Herbal Vinegar
Label and store and your Four Theives Vinegar in a colored glass container to protect it from the deteriorating effects of sunlight.
Dilute Four Theives vinegar with five parts water before using it. You can use it as a spray or a wash for disinfecting surfaces. It’s wonderful for all kinds of house cleaning.
For first aid use, you can use Four Theives vinegar to disenfect wounds, rashes, and skin in general. Do not put vinegar in your eyes. Just as with household cleaning applications, you will want to dilute it with four parts water before using it externally.
Four Thieves vinegar is edible and can be taken as a “spoonful a day” medicine or added to olive or coconut oil as salad dressing. It’s tasty and provides support to the immune system.
Other herbs you can use as substitutes include:
- lemon balm
Spirtual Cleansing Carpet and Floor Sprinkle
Mix the following in a bowl and sprinkle on floors or carpets:
1 c. baking soda
1 tsp. fine sea salt
1 tsp. powdered basil
5 drops lemon essentila oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
Allow the mixture to sit on the floor for about an hour and then sweep or vacume it up. Throw the powder away outdoors in a covered trash container.