What is a Kitchen Witch?
A Kitchen Witch is someone who believes magic is everywhere to include the home. The hearth and home is a very sacred place to us. We believe you can create magic out of mundane tasks such as cooking dinner or cleaning.
We believe you can use a cereal bowl as a offering bowl and a butter knife as a athame. Strict ways of doing rituals and spells do not exist in our world. Cooking is a big part of being a Kitchen Witch. Creating meals with love is magic! Thanking the God and Goddess while you cook, if you have dieties you follow, is a very intimate and powerful feeling.
I found this interesting article regarding Kitchen Witchery online that I would like to share:
How To Bring Magic Into the Kitchen:
- Have a kitchen altar. The stove top is today's equivalent of the hearth fires of old, and it's where most food preparation is done. Create a small altar with items that can be moved as needed -- add a statue of a home or hearth goddess, a cauldron, or a candle. If you like, paint a trivet with symbols of your tradition. Keep a quartz nearby to provide clarity and enhance the taste of your food.
- Make sure your herbs are readily accessible. If you cook with them, display them in decorative jars. Make sure that they're not sitting in direct sunlight, though, or they'll lose their potency. If possible, have live plants in pots to use during the year. Keep fresh vegetables on hand as well.
Keep the space clean. Much like any other sacred space, physical cleanliness maintains spiritual cleanliness. It's hard to find balance in a place that is cluttered and chaotic. Make sure counter tops are wiped down after each meal, keep the sink free of dirty dishes, and organize cupboards and shelves so they are easy to use.
Keep cookbooks and recipes organized where you can find them. You might even want to have a special book of magical recipes that you keep separate from your regular Book of Shadows.
(article found on paganwiccan.about.com authored by: Patti Wigington)
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