‘There’s no place like home’ security spell/Recipe

Remember those family roast dinners when you were a kid? The smell of the potatoes, that faint warmth from the vegetables cooking? I thought about this whilst creating this spell, and the safe, secure feeling it brought me.

With this in mind, I created some side dishes, each with their own correspondences – but if you don’t like any of these vegetables or herbs, feel free to omit them!

Mixed dish

Pick three or four of these vegetables:

  • Carrots
  • Turnips
  • Swede
  • Celeriac
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Peas
  • Parsnip
  • Yams

Boil with rosemary (home, purity, psychic protection) and thyme (protection, healing). The steam from this will give you your air correspondence. Serve with a sprig of fresh basil for a hit of good luck.

Buttered corn

Sweetcorn is associated with home protection, therefore is perfect for this spell. Cook as normal,drain, then stir through a knob of butter, and a little bit of chopped garlic (to break hexes, banish negative energy and give security, earth correspondence). The amount of garlic you use depends on how much corn you’re making, so for my recipe for two people, I use about half a teaspoon for about 200g (1 cup) of corn.

Sautéed greens

You can use any greens for this recipe, but I prefer to use variations of:

  • Thinly sliced Savoy cabbage
  • Spring/mixed greens
  • Bok choi
  • Chopped leeks
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Thinly sliced red cabbage

Leeks are also associated with home protection so are a good choice, and cabbage can represent our roots with the earth.

Heat up a frying pan and put a good amount of butter in – you might need to keep adding butter to make sure it doesn’t dry up. Add sea salt (water correspondence, protection) and black pepper/peppercorns (banishing, justice, strength, fire correspondence) to taste.

Serve with your roast, and know that all four elements have been respected and used to protect your home.

Healing happiness carrots

Honey roasted carrots are SO GOOD and with a la’al bit o’ witchin’ they can be beneficial too. I originally tried my hand at these for Yule 2018 but I wasn’t using my intuition then and instead found a terrible Pinterest recipe that failed on Every. Single. Level. Needless to say they didn’t make it into the Yule feast and went in the bin! What a waste 😦 

Anyway, here’s my intuitive kitchen craft recipe for these carrots (I’m going to eventually try experimenting with other root vegetables but the flavours of this go so well I don’t want to risk it!)

You will need: 

  • Carrots, peeled and cut lengthways
  • Olive oil (or vegetable oil)
  • A few sprigs of rosemary
  • Sea salt
  • Runny honey
  • Roasting pan
  • Tin foil

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C (i used a fan oven so i’m not sure what this would be for non-fan!)
  2. Line your roasting tray with foil, and drizzle some oil over it, then put it in the oven while it preheats – this makes your carrots extra crispy bc hot oil, man
  3. Boil your carrots in a saucepan for 15/20 minutes, until they’re quite soft
  4. By the time they’ve finished your oven should have preheated and the oil will be hot
  5. Drain the carrots and put them back into the pan, then drizzle over oil, a few shakes of salt, and a squeeze or teaspoon of runny honey
  6. Mix that all together
  7. Take your roasting pan out of the oven, and lay the carrots on the foil – most of the time they’ll sizzle a bit, this is a good sign!
  8. Add your sprigs of rosemary onto the top of them, and drizzle over the remaining mixture from the pan
  9. Bake in your oven for 40 minutes
  10. Take out and lay on some kitchen towel to absorb the excess oil
  11. Serve!