6 Signs You Might be a Kitchen Witch

If the broom fits...I never used to think of myself as a kitchen witch, but more and more I find that the label seems to fit. Having been out of the professional workforce for right on a year now, I’ve spent a lot of time working on our home and our homelife, with one of the biggest changes being in how and what we eat. I’m making everything from scratch that I can now, with a list of things to try my hand at making as I can. As our food consumption migrated toward home, other things began to do the same, including many of my craft and online store projects. I make my sugar scrubs in the kitchen. I make my candles in the kitchen. I complete my polymer clay pieces in the kitchen. My kitchen happens to be the most natural-light lit room in the house and leads directly to the deck, where all of my plants are. So I asked myself, am I becoming a kitchen witch? And I think I am.

 

You might be a kitchen witch if…

  • You minimize the number of things you put in the trash

Do you know where your trash goes? Straight back into the earth and the wide open oceans. And most of what we throw away isn’t biodegradable, which means that it pollutes the very earth under our feet and endangers animals. We as witches are very concerned about the health of our planet; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle isn’t just a catchy slogan. It is our lives.

  • You fed the animals outside

As a witch, you are a caregiver to every living thing around you, including the critters outside that are only visiting your space. We put out food on a regular basis and always have at least one container of water out in the bushes, especially in winter when water can be difficult to find. (If you put food out though, make it a solid habit because putting food out for several weeks and allowing the animals in your area to come to depend on that source and then stopping is cruel.)

  • You make things from scratch you could easily buy

We all know that everything on our grocery store shelves is pumped full of chemicals. It’s hard to escape, but you’ve found little ways to start moving in that direction. Whether it’s as simple as buying whole grain when you have the choice or literally making your own bread and butter, you’re becoming a kitchen wizardess.

  • You enjoy seeing freshly stocked containers

Seeing all of your spices in neat little rows and your pantry being fully stocked is gratifying. All of those raw ingredients mean lots of yummy foods, and we all know how magical food can be. Further than seeing your own pantry stocked though, you enjoy seeing others’ pantry stocked too, because food is a universal opportunity.

  • You treat your pot like your cauldron

You whisper over it, you add ingredients with care and positive energy. You stir it constantly, and clockwise as well. Regardless of what’s cooking up in your kitchen pot, in your mind it’s the same process as making any magical brew. The better the ingredients and intent you put into it, the better the end result. After all, when you understand how magical food can be, you’ll understand actual practical magic at its most basic form.

  • Things other than cooking happen in your kitchen

This was the big indication for me that I’ve turned into a bit of a kitchen witch. Think for a minute about the things you do in a day (and the things your family does in a day), and how many of them happen at least in part in the kitchen. Homework at the table? Boardgame night? Some candle or soap making? Working through the daily paperwork of life? Your kitchen is your hub; it is where you literally make the magic of living happen.

 

Know of any other indications of kitchen witchery in progress?

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I am an eclectic Pagan bordering on atheist who has made her way through a number of different spiritual spaces. You might wonder what a person self-identifying as an atheist has to discuss in a religion/spiritual context – and, well, so do I. That’s one of the things I aim to explore on Ayslyn's Corner. Check out Ayslyn's Corner at http://www.ayslynscorner.wordpress.com Check out Invisible Ink Blog at http://www.whitneycarter.wordpress.com Check out wombs in rebellion at http://wombsinrebellion.wordpress.com/
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9 Responses to 6 Signs You Might be a Kitchen Witch

  1. Lunapo says:

    Reblogged this on Biblebelt Witch and commented:
    I have identified with the term “kitchen witch” for some time now. Whenever I make a Magickal concoction, it’s done in the kitchen. I can identify with every item on this list…

    1) we have a trash can, which I rarely filled, a recycling can, which I filled and emptied almost daily, and compost bin in the yard.

    2) “waste not, want not”. Nothing in my house goes to waste. Even if it means scraps going to the animals, domestic or wild. We also have feeders. And spiders who keep to their areas are aloud to stay bc they pay rent in the form of insect control. And we catch and release spiders in the tarantula family.

    3) I proudly home-make everything. We don’t buy bread. We make everything.

    4) out of the entire house, the one room that gets to me when it’s in a disarray is the kitchen. I am clutterful. Hubby is clutterful. So far, Witchlette is clutterful. We are not messy or dirty. We just take things out and don’t put them back. Mostly because were not “done” w them…even if “done” is two years down the road lol. But the kitchen is always neat and tidy. And when it’s not, it’s anxiety-making.

    5) my pots are my cauldrons and my spoons are my wands. I never felt “connected” to Magickal tools, but I always saw my kitchen as Magick. The only house later we have is in the kitchen. And I breathe love into everything I cook/bake and always turn desoil.

    6) it truly is the hearth of the home. It’s the epicenter. Some of our best memories come from in the kitchen. And it’s Witchlette’s favorite place to play!

  2. Crystal L. says:

    I’m a Kitchen Witch, too. Have been for years and have been half in denial until recently because I felt like I “should” be working. Now, hubby makes enough to care for us comfortably on his own and there’s no need for me to really work. I find myself enjoying being the head of the house and the kitchen is absolutely where I spend a majority of my time!

    I’m in the process of changing over to all homemade/handmade and recycling is a must!

    • I too am in a position where I feel like I /should/ be working, and it would be beneficial for us to have the extra income, but I’m hesitant. Regardless of the trauma we’ve been through recently, I’m rather content to stay home, to cook and clean and garden and work on my writing.

      • Crystal L. says:

        I have felt that way I’m the past and I’m now giving myself permission to be ok with being a stay home wife.

        Granted, when hubby doesn’t get overtime, we have to tighten our budget but the trade-off is worth it for us. I hope you find peace in whatever path you choose.

  3. Reblogged this on Journey Through Recovery and commented:
    I’ve been told so many times I’m a kitchen witch! Funny it seems to run in the family on my mom’s side, we’re so tied to the earth in our kitchen’s our garden we’re just so drawn to nature.

  4. I’m guilty of all of these, but I already knew. Lol

  5. hocuspocus13 says:

    Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:
    jinxx ♠ xoxo

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