Kitchen witch kitchen tips
- A quartz crystal placed on or near the stove when cooking makes food taste better
- A pot of basil herb grown in your kitchen keeps the area safe from evil forces and negative spirits
- Candles keep their shape better and longer when chilled thoroughly in the refrigerator
- A witch’s kitchen should never be without a lunar calendar or chart showing the phases of the moon and it’s movement through the wheel of the zodiac
- A full moon increases extrasensory perception and is the ideal time to prepare and use potions that increase the psychic abilities
- Love philters and aphrodisiacs should always be prepared during the waxing of the moon.
- The best time to plant an herb or vegetable garden is when the moon is in Cancer, Scorpio, Libra or Pisces
- Homemade incense always should be stored in tightly capped or corked jars
- Homemade magical incenses, sachets and potpourris become more fragrant if aged several months before used.
- Unlucky influences should be kept away from when cooking or preparing magical recipes, and this is accomplished by stirring in a clockwise direction.
- An aloe Vera plant should be kept in the kitchen, as its juices are an instant cure for minor kitchen burns
- Herbal preparations should never be boiled in aluminum vessels, but only in copper, earthenware or Pyrex to avoid contamination of the medicines
The tradition of pumpkin carving began not with carving pumpkins, but carving potatoes, turnips, and beets. The Irish would carve faces into these in the hope of warding away evil spirits that roamed the land on Samhain. This idea came from the story of Jack of the Lantern (Stingy Jack). When the Irish came to America, they used pumpkins, which were native and much easier to carve.
Oh the Hours I have spent…..I’m So Glad the pumpkins became all the rage to carve they are So much easier to carve , not to mention they smell better when they start to char…… l.o.l
Decorating with Indian Corn. Good idea for Fall altars or centerpieces.