As I wrote in Making Magic – Witch in the Kitch, one of my favorite ways to begin both learning abut magic and making some of your very own is in the kitchen. Since we are in cooking season I wanted to share these recipes that I made for a presentation I gave at Creative Mornings, San Antonio, a few years back!
Home Sweet Home Sugar Mix
This is a simple sugar mix that is intended to bring feelings of sweetness, love, and harmony to all who reside in your home. You may work with any sweetener that you like as long as you take into consideration how the specific properties of that sweetener will effect your desired outcome. You may also substitute another spice for Vanilla (I like Cardamom a lot too) if Vanilla does not resonate with you.
You will need:
- A sugar canister
- One vanilla bean
- Sugar/sweetener of your choice.
- Add sugar to the jar/container you are going to use as your canister.
- Take the vanilla bean and half it lengthwise.
- Bless the vanilla bean with your intentions for your family + home to always be happy and peaceful
- Add the vanilla bean to the sugar.
Every time you use some sugar in your tea, coffee, etc you are taking in that blessing.
Keep It Real Key lime Pie
I love key lime pie and I also love self-love and kindness.
This is a recipe I created to honor both. In it we call on the sour taste of limes to sour us on any negative thoughts we harbor towards ourselves, to separate us from that nasty inner critic who is always telling us we aren’t this or that enough…why not say BE GONE and have a slice of delicious pie at the same time?
You will need:
For the Crust
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 6 tbsp Butter melted
For the Filling:
- 28 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup light sour cream
- 3/4 cup key lime juice
- zest from 4 key limes
- Whipped cream for garnish
Preheat oven to 350F.
Make the Crust:
Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter in a small bowl. Press the crumb mixture into an 8″ – 9.5″ pie pan. Bake for 7 minutes. Cool for at least 30 minutes.
Make the Filling:
Preheat oven to 350F
Whisk together in a counterclockwise manner the following ingredients: sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, lime juice, and lime zest in a medium bowl.
As you speak your intention over the mixing. For instance, You might say:
“Beautiful self, I love and respect you so very much, may all my negative thoughts towards myself be too sour to stomach and may they be separated from me and gone, once and for all.”
Pour into prepared graham cracker crust and bake for 10 minutes.
Let pie cool slightly before chilling.
Chill for at least 3 hours and then serve with whipped cream garnish.
Prosperity and Abundance Pesto
This dish calls on what might be the most elusive of all flavors – umami, a Japanese lone word that translates to mean “rich” or “savory”. Mushrooms, bone broths, and Parmesan cheese all have that special something that gives them an Umami taste. In my opinion this is one of the least worked with tastes in modern kitchen magic. We often associate sweetening substances like sugar and honey with wealth and prosperity but nothing says rich and successful to me like the taste of Umami…we can find it in so many places, but one of my favorite sources for the flavor is pesto.
You will need:
- 1 cup nuts (almonds, pistachios, or macadamias are my faves)
- 3 bunches of green, edible herbs such as: basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm, thyme, chervil, cilantro, etc
- Olive oil
- Parmesan cheese
- Take green leaves off of stems and place in blender or food processor.
- Add 1 cup of nuts
- Add ½ cup Parmesan
- Cover to the top with olive oil.
- Blend on course setting until fully blended
- At this point I taste the mixture and decide whether I want to add more salt, pepper, cheese, or nuts.
- Blend/process to your desired consistency (I like a thicker pesto)
- As you blend/process chant your intention for prosperity.
- Serve on ALL THE THINGS!
Pro tip: take any left over pesto and place it in an ice cube tray and freeze. Then you will have access to delicious pesto all year long.