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Witch in the Kitchen
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Preface

Introduction

Part1: Kitchen Magic

Making Your Kitchen a Sacred Space
Putting Down Roots
The Kitchen Altar
Making a Kitchen Witch Apron
Kitchen Rituals
Kitchen of the Goddess

Part 2: Autumn
Setting the Stage for Autumn
The Autumn Kitchen
Early-Autumn Recipes
Mabon Magic
Mid-Autumn Recipes
Samhain Magic
Late-Autumn Recipes

Part 3: Winter

Setting the Stage for Winter
The Winter Kitchen
Early-Winter Recipes
Yule Magic
Midwinter Recipes
Late-Winter Recipes

Part 4: Spring

Setting the Stage for Spring
The Spring Kitchen
Imbolc Magic
Early-Spring Recipes
Ostara Magic
Mid-Spring Recipes
Ostara Magic
Mid-Spring Recipes
Beltane Magic
Late-Spring Recipes

Part 5: Summer

Setting the Stage for Summer
The Summer Kitchen
Early-Summer Recipes
Litha Magic
Midsummer Recipes
Lughnasad Magic
Late-Summer Recipes
Witchy Tips for Acting Out in the Kitchen
Supplies

Suggested Reading

Index

About the Author

Cait Johnson, an artist and writer who leads workshops on tarot, dreaming, and ritual-making, is coauthor of Celebrating the Great Mother. She lives with her family in New York's Hudson Valley.

Reviews

"With a rich and nourishing mix of recipes, rituals, meditations, poetry, and down-home passion for the earth, Cait Johnson welcomes us into the Great Archetypal Kitchen and invites us to make it our own. Here we cook and dream, make love and feast. Here, at last, we are encouraged to play--and pray--with our food." * Elizabeth Cunningham, author of The Return of the Goddess: A Divine Comedy *
"Our culture may well have lost the spiritual connection with food and cooking.Cooking Like a Goddess reconnects us with the 'Goddess Way' of our ancestors - a way of life in which food is a gift from the body of our sacred Mother Earth. Food again becomes something holy." * Hearth Fire *
"The subtlety of this book is exactly what it's all about. After reading it, no one will ever look at food preparation the same way again.The writing itself is poetic, magical and personally inspiring. The rituals and meditations suggested will give you a grateful appreciation and conscious awareness of kitchen magic." * The Beltane Papers *
"Cooking Like a Goddess is a vegetarian cookbook, and much, much more. This is a text for sacred living. . . . Overflowing with treasures. Highly recommended." * SageWoman, 1997 *
"More than just a cookbook, Johnson has created a primer on how to work with food and kitchen energy in a holistic spiritually satisfying way. She starts with a 35-page ode to the magic of the kitchen altars, cleaning, even how to make a kitchen goddess apron. And then she gets right down to it-the recipes. Organized by season, her year (like the Witches' Year) starts in Autumn. Each season contains meditations, ideas for ritual, decorations, as well as the luscious recipes. First-rate, through and through, with the gentle touch of a truly gifted priestess-and a talented cook. Recommended." * Anne Newkirk Niven, SageWoman, Winter '00 - '01 *
"A magical tome that explores cooking as a nourishing spiritual practice." * PJ Birosik, Nexus, July/August 2002 *
"In her latest book, author Cait Johnson shows us how to reclaim our kitchens and reconnect with our ancestors. . . . I highly recommend it." * Ayden Delacroix, In the Library Reviews, Dec 2005 *
". . . these are vegetarian and vegan recipes, and thus may seem to be restricted in their appeal - Wrong! Even for those of us who are omnivorous, the appearance of a new side dish can enhance our dining experience. Then, there are the recipes for the beverages (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) which also appear within the covers of this book. There absolutely is something for everyone here." * Michael Gleason, Independent Reviewer, August 2011 *

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