November 24, 2015
Roasted Garlic, Warm Brie and Tomato Chutney on a Toasted Baguette
Just in time for the holidays, draw on the Strength card for your health, dealing with in-laws or for a little inspiration in your magical kitchen.
The Strength card represents the gentle touch over a forceful one, yet strong power and influence is yielded.
In this recipe, strong, pungent garlic is roasted for an hour. The strength is there, yet mellowed and soft. Serve with olives, a gorgeous wine, tons of candle light and let everyone help themselves. Heaven!
4 whole bunches of garlic
Salt and pepper
Triangle of brie
1 loaf fresh baguette
1 jar chutney (your choice of flavor, I prefer tomato)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Take whole head of garlic (keeping garlic and skins intact) and carefully slice off pointy top side.
Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Place in covered baking dish or closed tin foil.
Roast for 1 hour.
10 minutes before garlic is ready, wrap the brie in foil and bake alongside garlic.
Slice baguette, place on cookie sheet and pop in the oven to toast.
Arrange all item on a cutting board and serve with chutney.
Scoop out creamy garlic, spread on toasted baguette, smear some warm brie and top with a dollop of chutney.
This recipe was inspired by a meal my family had at Mars 2112 in New York City.
November 18, 2015
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Beans to rid a poltergeist?!
That’s right. In ancient Rome, the head of the household tossed black beans over their shoulder to rid the home of ghosts and poltergeists. Use them for wicked good Southwestern and Mexican inspired meals.
Pomegranates for seduction and fertility.
Pomegranates decorate the Empress’s gown in the tarot deck. Greek mythology credits Aphrodite, Goddess of love for planting the first pomegranate tree. The fruit is associated with fertility due to its many seeds.
Honey to make a situation stick.
Honey is naturally sticky and can be used for attraction magic. It was prescribed by Hippocrates to increase sexual vigor. Honey in a squeeze bottle (like Mike’s Hot Honey) can be used for writing your magical intention across toast, cheese or your even lover’s bare skin …
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November 17, 2015
Hierophant Parmesan Wafers
It’s my favorite time of year to tuck into the kitchen and work wicked alchemy. I’m ready for amazing food, delicious wine and all the comforts of home. Won’t you join me?
Here’s a gorgeous and easy recipe connecting to the Hierophant Tarot card.
Watch the video to discover how Parmesan Wafers connect to the Hierophant.
This recipe comes from my book Tarot Diva:
Hierophant Parmesan Wafers
1 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, hand grated
Waxed papered cookie sheet
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place cheese cookies on sheets in small piles about the size of a quarter.
Bake for 10 minutes or until crispy.
Cool and enjoy.
What do you think?
This was a contemplation instead of a cooking spell.
Do you find the kitchen to be a meditational space?
Would you prepare these?
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November 10, 2015
King of Wands Ginger Creme Brulee
Making Creme Brulee is easier than you think. Check out this video and see how you can place a magical intention into your cooking.
This cooking spell uses the King of Wands tarot card.
Egg yolks connect to the energy of the Sun card.
The firey essence of ginger is used with Barrows Intense Liqueur.
You’ll break through the caramelized crust to break through a barrier that has been holding you back.
King of Wands Creme Brulee
2 cups heavy cream
1 tsp. ginger puree
8 egg yolks
2 tbs. apple cider
1/2 cup sugar
1 oz. Barrows Intense Ginger Liqueur
2 tbs. vanilla
Pre-heat oven o 325
Warm the heavy cream on low until just before boiling.
Whisk all ingredients together, adding the cream last.
Pour into ramekins.
Place in a water bath and bake for 35 minutes.
Cool and pop in the fridge for three hours.
Spread sugar across the top of each creme brulee and caramelize with a kitchen blow torch.
Children should NEVER use a kitchen blow torch without adult supervision. Gas torches are highly flammable and should be kept away from open flame, prolonged exposure to sunlight and heat. They should only be used in well ventilated areas.
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Who doesn’t want to indulge a little magic when they wake up in the morning? Let the cozy scent of apples and cinnamon coax your loved ones out of bed.
This Love and Warm Feelings Warm Apple Spell from my new book 365 Tarot Spells is easy, delicious and effective.
For a super fast version of this recipe, throw all ingredients into the microwave for a few minutes till the apples are nice and warm.
Serve of Oatmeal, Waffles, Pancakes, Ice Cream or anything your heart desires.
Love and Good Feelings Warm Apple Spell
The Two of Cups represents the reflection of love in another, meeting a soul mate and an exchange of heartfelt emotion.
Two of Cups
Two apples, peeled, cored and chopped
Pat of butter
Splash of liquid (apple juice, cider or water)
Sprinkle brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
Method, Visualization and Meditation
Apples are in season, sweet, and crisp in the Fall. Simmering apples and spices warm the home and heart.
The Two of Cups represents love, sweet feelings and affection. Cinnamon, sometime called Sweet Wood, carries attracting energy and is used in love and money spells. Cardamon is utilized for fidelity.
This is a luscious, intuitive recipe. Add or subtract ingredients as you see fit. Serve over oatmeal, waffles or pancakes in the morning or in the evening as dessert, alone or beside ice cream or cake.
Place the Two of Cups in your kitchen. Enter the card. Become on of the figures. See the object of love in your mind’s eye (it may be more than one person). Extend a cup of love toward them. Accept their gift back to you.
Make the recipe. As you prepare the apples, focus on qualities of love and devotion.
Place all ingredients in a heavy bottomed pot on the stove and simmer until soft while repeating the incantation.
Incantation while sprinkling and stirring:
I love you,
you love me,
meant to be.
October 26, 2015
Happy Halloween week!
The most spooky, gothic, sexy and supernatural week of the year. The season of the witch, of tarot reading, fortune telling and soothsaying.
As Halloween draws close, cast the Dracula Spread from my book 365 Tarot Spreads. The spread is informed by Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula.
Summation of Spread
Feeling a touch of blood lust? Dracula is the bloody tale of Count Dracula’s attempt to relocate from Transylvania to England and the ensuing battle between perceived forces of good vs. evil. Invoking themes of Victorian female sexuality, immigration and post colonialism. The Dracula Spread uses themes from the iconic novel to inform its questions.
Cast Your Cards
Cast the Dracula Spread’s cards in the form of two wooden stakes. Hold tight, they may save your life.
- Traveler – Where am I going?
- Intruder – How do I feel like an outsider?
- Prisoner – What holds me captive?
- Disguise – What do I pretend to be?
- Fear – What do I fear and desire?
- Isolation – Do I feel alone?
- Sexuality – Can I express my sensual needs?
- Blood Lust – What do I crave more than anything?
Bran Stoker and Pamela Coleman Smith, illustrator of the RWS deck, were dear friends and worked together at the Lyceum Theater in London.
Artist and author Robert Place created the Vampire Tarot, based upon the novel Dracula. He posits the vampire’s thirst for blood is a metaphor for search of the Holy Grail, the life-giving substance and fountain of youth for which all philosophers and alchemists strive.
Amazing Vampire Decks
Pre-order is now available for 365 Tarot Spells!
Each daily spell is based on a magical occurrence or holiday that happened on that day. There are also specific spells for each of the 78 cards in a tarot deck. Each spell uses five or fewer cards for ease of formatting.
Each day’s page includes:
- Spell title
- Method, Visualization, and Meditation
- Layout of Cards
Check out this spell from the book.
Mexican Chocolate Love Truffles harness the essence if Fire in the Ace of Wands Tarot card ~ the suit of passion and desire.
Chocolate is the world’s most famous aphrodisiac.
Vanilla can be used for sex magic.
Cayenne pepper connects to the suit of Wands and the element of Fire.
Mexican Chocolate Love Truffles
Assemble your ingredients.
Ace of Wands
8 ounces semi-sweet organic chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fresh cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Method, Visualization and Meditation
Sprinkle spice and incantations of love over truffles to bring passion to your bedside. Prepare and feed or gift these delicacies to the person you desire to become intimate with.
Chocolate is an aphrodisiac known the world over. The Ace of Wands is the spark of desire. Cayenne peppers inspire passion. Cinnamon enhances the masculine libido and attracts love. Vanilla is used for sex magic. The cacao tree was revered by the Aztecs who mixed Cacao seeds into their ceremonial beverages.
Gather your ingredients upon the kitchen counter. Place the Ace of Wands. Enter the card. Stoke the passion of the wand by making the flame grow bigger.
Place chopped chocolate in a heat proof bowl. Heat heavy cream on your stovetop right before it boils. Pour the cream over the chocolate and mix until smooth and the chocolate is melted. Whisk in vanilla, cinnamon, cayenne, and salt.
Refrigerate until the mixture becomes thick. Scoop small tablespoon mounds onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place back in the fridge to firm up, about 1/2 an hour.
Form each mound into a ball. Roll in the cocoa powder while whispering the incantation.
Truffles keep in fridge for up to one month but feed them continually to your love to keep things spicy.
like a nectar to bee,
Caress my body,
love on me.
Bring me pleasure,
my bed come,
Kiss me, lick me,
I’m your plum.