February 4, 2019

I seem to have a bit of a reputation for cake…and I must admit I do love baking.  I find it quite therapeutic.  Recently I was asked to write a book proposal for ‘pagan cooking’ and of course I was excited about the prospect but then it got me to thinking, what exactly is ‘pagan cooking’? Read more

January 21, 2019

On my lunchbreak one day last week I was scoffing my soup and sandwich (and maybe a brownie) whilst watching a bit of day time TV, a series called Father Brown.  A light hearted period drama set in the 1950s and featuring a Roman Catholic priest who likes to get involved in detective work. (Loosely based on the books written by G K Chesterton). It is a bit of harmless entertainment but something Father Brown said in the episode I was watching resonated with me.  He was being questioned about his faith and his reply was “all religion should be open to enquiry”.  He was being asked if he ever doubted his religion or his beliefs and he confirmed that he did. It made me think… Read more

January 14, 2019

As Mother Nature is beginning to stir I am thinking about planting seeds and looking at any re-designing that is needed for our garden.  If you don’t have any plan or are looking at creating your own garden this year, I would like to share an excerpt from my latest book Kitchen Witchcraft: Garden Magic in the hope that it might help… Read more

January 7, 2019

There are a recognised set of tools that are used in witchcraft, but as a Kitchen Witch myself I tend to be fairly flexible on these.   As a newcomer to the craft I thought I had to rush out and purchase all these things that I needed all the right tools to get the job done…and you don’t.  Something that comes with experience, something that you learn over time is that really you don’t need a fancy sparkly athame; although it might look pretty a kitchen knife does the same job.  I’m not saying don’t buy all these things but I am saying you don’t NEED to buy them, especially if you are working to a budget, be inventive, create your own tools, make them from natural items or look through charity/thift stores and buy things second hand. Read more

January 3, 2019

The New Year always brings lots of expectations.  Resolutions seem to be being thrown around social media in the first few days of January.  There are a lot of resolutions about giving up things such as alcohol, chocolate, meat and going on diets and/or starting a new fitness regime.  Not in this household (just in case you wondered).  Read more

November 29, 2018

If you have been working a lot with energy or you have had a particularly spiritual ritual or experience you may find yourself feeling a bit lightheaded or even with a headache.  This usually means you need to ground.  This is important and not just when in ritual, you can ground and centre whenever you need to and in fact it is a useful trick to do during your day. Read more

November 19, 2018

The second book in the Kitchen Witchcraft series: Garden Magic Read more

November 9, 2018

I have been on this ole witchcraft/pagan pathway for many, many years now, and I absolutely love to study and learn.  I have lost count of the courses I have taken, read libraries full of books and attended a huge number of workshops and I still continue to do all of those things.  And I only know a small fraction of what there is to know.  NO ONE person could possibly know everything, even about one specific subject. Read more

October 29, 2018

Create Autumn and Samhain crafts; wreaths, trees, candle holders, vision boards and more! Read more

October 11, 2018

I was recently asked about the best herbs to use for protection.   My answer to any question along the lines of ‘what herbs are best to use’ is to go with your intuition.  Trust it.  What works for some might not work so well for others.  There are of course some ‘standard’ (for want of a better word) herbs that can be used for the magical purpose of protection but I wholeheartedly believe that it will work better if you choose it based on your own gut instinct.  And of course, what you have in the house or garden and that won’t cost you the earth to purchase. Read more

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