Thursday This is Your Spell – Soup Spell

October 22, 2009 at 10:10 am (Children, Cooking, Kids, Magic, pagan, Recipe, Samhain, Spell, Thursday, Witch)

Soup Spell
By  Anne Marie Gallagher

This is a tasty spell, designed to bring good health to the entire family. As magic is an eminently practical craft, this involves cooking up a delicious meal with ingredients that are health-giving as well as magically symbolic. As usual, the recipe involves items that have slightly more arcane meanings than are realized in their everyday use,  and these are explained in each of the rhymes with which you pop them into the pot!

This spell works best if you can get everyone to sit down to eat together at the same time – no mean feat in a busy family situation. Needless to say, the ingredients have also been chosen for their nutritional content. Good nutrition has never been a great enticement to youngsters, so it might be fun to get the children to help you with this spell, especially if they are fussy about eating vegetables. Helping out in the kitchen, and watching an adult speak rhymes over the ingredients, might encourage them to taste some of them out of sheer curiosity. Not many kids get to eat a magic carrot, after all! This quantity serves four, so adjust it according to your own requirements. Throw this spell into the pot on a waxing moon to attract good health, on any day, with Sunday ("Sun’s Day") being the favorite.

What you need:

  • One large pot
  • 3 teaspoons/15 ml of vegetable oil
  • One wooden spoon
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1  1/2 pounds/750 g potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1  1/2 pounds/750 g tomatoes, chopped
  • 1  1/2 pounds/750 g carrots, scrubbed and chopped
  • 1  1/2 pints/900 ml hot water/vegetable stock
  • Blender
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Two red candles, any length, placed in secure holders
  • Matches or lighter

What to do:
Place the pot over a medium heat, then heat the oil.  Using the wooden spoon, stir in the ingredients in the order stipulated below, ensuring that each glazes slightly before the next ingredient is added.

Add onions, saying "For contentment, not tears."
Throw in the garlic, saying "For protection, not fear."
Add the potatoes, saying "Be strong, not weak."
Add the tomatoes, saying "Be fearless, not meek."
Put in the carrots, saying "Shine brightly, not dim."
Then pour in the water/stock, saying "Stir these round and blend them in."

When these ingredients are cooked, wait for them to cool down a little, then mix them to a smooth puree in the blender before returning the pan to the heat.

Flavor the soup with salt and pepper, saying "Strength and sweetness balanced thus, within this soup and within us."

Place the two candles on the table, and light them saying "May vitality and energy be gained by what is eaten at this meal.

Serve up the soup when it is hot, accompanied by chunks of bread.

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1 Comment

  1. wolfshowl said,

    I love this! I always try to at least think loving thoughts while cooking for me and my bf, but this actual kitchen witch spell is awesome! Plus, it’s vegetarian, which is a fun bonus.

    ***While I’m not a vegetarian, I do try to post meat free recipes & such for those who are. Thanks for stopping by, and please come visit again!!!!!

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