Want to know a simple way to capture the Summer vibe, then read on…
I love cooking, but more than that I love magickal cooking!
Each herb and food ingredient has its own unique power and when we add our magick to the cooking process we weave a spell that becomes a part of us in a very physical, tangible way. When we ingest magick, as well as the health-enhancing properties of the herbs and the other edible ingredients, it creates a very powerful spell.
On another level, the aromas of food tantalize, calling us into simple pleasure and spirituality.
Greek food gives me this experience. I’m sure most of us can agree that Greek food is extraordinary! Not only is their food superb, but the Greeks have contributed to much to our modern culture, as well as greatly influencing many magickal traditions, both directly and indirectly.
We see evidence of this throughout the Greek Islands; this legacy can be found in artwork, in writings, and in certain places of worship, especially their natural places of worship. The Goddess was, and is, honored in Greece and magick is afoot where she lives.
In honor of the Greeks and all they have given us, I want to share with you a traditional and very magickal Greek dish for summer.
Magickal Summer Greek Salad
If you can use fresh ingredients; this will give you the full flavor and most potent magickal power. But if that isn’t possible canned or packaged ingredients work too.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Combining Ingredients: 5 minutes
(Total cooking time = 20 min.)
In a large bowl, mix:
- 1 lb Asparagus (for healing and cleansing)
Cut or snap off the woody bits, then roast, grill, or steam the asparagus for 5 minutes or leave them raw
- 2 Tbsps Olive Oil (for healing, and prosperity)
- 1 crushed Garlic Clove (for protection and good health)
- 1/4 cup Red Onion (for protection and passion)
Sliced or quartered
- 10 Cherry Tomatoes (to repel negativity, and increase love in your life)
Half them or use 2 diced roma tomatoes
- 1/4 cup Kalamata Olives (for health, to connect with your ancestry, and increase magic in your life)
- 1/4 cup Black Olives (for peace, health, connecting with your ancestry, and increasing magic in your life)
- 1 Lemon (for love, purification, and cleansing)
Squeeze out the juice. Or substitute with use rice vinegar or balsamic
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup Feta Cheese (for riches, decadence, and blessings)
Substitute with vegan feta.
- 1/4 cup Garbanzo Beans or Chickpeas (for success)
- Salt to taste (for protection, purification, and blessing)
As you prepare and add each ingredient, listed in brackets. When preparing each ingredient, notice its magickal properties (as listed in brackets), consciously place each ingredient into the bowl with gratitude and delight as you tell it its magickal purpose.
For example, “Garlic I ask you to grant me protection and boost my good health”.
Serve with pita bread or crispbread and enjoy!
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Honor The Goddess Horae In Your Cooking
To take this dish a step further, you can honor Horae, the Greek Goddess of Summer. Acknowledging her and thank her. Thank all the elements and workers that made the food before you possible. Consider playing traditional Greek music, you can find many wonderful examples on YouTube.
Goddesses love offerings. Set aside a small dish of your magickal salad in offering to Horae.
Magick is about pleasure and making the mundane sacred. Edible magick enlivens our senses. This magickal Greek summer recipe brings the past and the present together. It brings the goddesses of Summer to life before us and brings her essence and the qualities of the season and the ingredients into our bodies.
May your life be full of magick and pleasure!
By Veronica Schultz
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