When I first started out this project, it was going to be entirely focused on food. As always life happens. I was unable to physically put in the time and effort I needed each week to research the items I originally wanted to write about. Simply, there are not alot of resources for foods out there when it has to do with Magic. There are a few cookbooks here and there as well as some books on herbal correspondence.
The main book I have found that is my current go to is Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Wicca in the Kitchen by Scott Cunningham. There is a second book also by Cunningham called Magic of Food: Legends, Lore and Spellwork.
There are a few other books out there but they just don't meet my specific needs when trying to research correspondence and food. So I have been creating my own for my magical use.
Why have I even began to take on this project started a few years ago. I was talking to one of my friends and we were trying to think of how to simplify our spells especially due to the economy. We simply just don't have the money to purchase many of the items we were able to a few years ago. The money isn't there. I don't have the money to burn literally and physically like I used too, this is specifically related to candles. I just don't have the money for candles anymore. Majority of my budget goes to food to feed my family.
So our conversation was basically about where could we "cut" corners? What could we use that we already had an what we could not live without. That is when I began to shift my focus to food. It is something we have to use every single day. We need to eat and drink to survive. Why not take something we do every day, several times a day and turn it into something magical.
Why couldn't I find the "Magic in our Meals" ?
So I began to research, find books, articles, and I continue to do so to this day.
I have a few binders worth of recipes I have scribbled notes upon with magical correspondences. There are recipes I only make during specific Sabbats, Esbats, and specific phases of my life (birthdays, funerals, baby showers, etc).
Why not eat something from the mint family or green to increase prosperity?
Why not use things that are culinary aphrodisiacs in love spells?
Why not make cheese during Imbolc or have Cherry Pie during Beltane?
Shortly I will be traveling on a Sacred Journey to the Medicine Wheel in Wyoming. I will be gone for a number of days. I don't know yet if I will be bringing my computer with me. After all its a magical journey I will be taking with my covenmates as well as a few Sisters of the Craft. It will also be a mini vacation to get my Goddess on....LOL
Anyways, after I return I hope to return to posting about food for the remainder of this project. At least I hope I will be able too.
So here is to returning to my roots and what I originally hoped for whenever I started this Pagan Blog Project and "Finding the Magic in our Meals".