"Feel Better" Blueberry Muffins- Kitchen Witchery
Ok let me start by saying, I'm no food blogger, I'm not great at taking photos of the process or romantically narrating a recipe, BUT I love to bake, and I truly believe that not only is food healing but it is a perfect vessel for Magick!
A few days ago my middle (the Sloth) spiked a fever, after the initial freak out ( thanks pandemic) I tucked my sicky into bed and started brainstorming. He really wasn't interested in big meals, but he did eat all his blueberries at lunch! When in doubt I bake , I find that its the perfect activity for me to focus my energy, and intentionally pick ingredients that support my goal, which in this case was a speedy recovery and a lot of motherly love.
Although I made blueberry muffins today id like to note that this recipe is a good base for most berries ( i.e mulberry, blackberry, raspberry etc.) I'd like to say I'm an organized baker with all my ingredients set out ahead of time in pretty little ceramic bowls , but even the thought makes me laugh. I am more of a … doesn't actually know if she has all the ingredients needed until its too late kind of baker; so although the recipe below calls for sour cream I am often out and have learned to substitute it for a reduced amount of cream cheese.
Stirring In Intention
Kitchen Witchery doesn't have to be complicated ( unless you want to make it that way haha) A great way to start adding a little Magick into nearly any recipe is by stirring intention into your food. In this case I was concentrating on my middle feeling better, having a speedy recovery and feeling like themselves; so as i focused on these intentions I stirred my ingredients clockwise adding the Magick right in ( want to remove something intention wise? Stir counter- clockwise)
Another great way to add Magick into your food is through the actual Ingredients! You can google hundreds of different correspondences, there are books and books ( many of which I also own haha) filled with lists and charts, or you can make your own based off family history, folklore, that gut feeling. These are some of mine for this recipe:
Element: Water & Earth Planetary: Moon Properties: Protection, Beauty, Calm, Freedom, Mothers Love
Element: Fire Planetary: Sun Properties: Protection, Speed, Good Luck
Vanilla Element: Water Planetary: Venus Properties: Calming, Love, Balance
In the end I find that Kitchen witchery is about allowing myself time to slow down as each part is about intentionally adding the magick I desire.
FEEL BETTER BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
INGREDIENTS 2 Cups Flour 1/2 Cup Sugar 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon Salt 1 Egg 1 Cup Sour Cream or 3/4 Cup Cream Cheese 1/2 Cup Oil 1/2 Cup Milk Of Choice 1 Teaspoon Vanilla 2 Cups Blueberries*
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
In a separate bowl combine egg, sour cream, oil, milk and vanilla.
Add mixtures together. Stir until just combined.
Gently fold in berries.
Place mixture into muffin tin lined with paper.
Bake for 18-20 minutes.
Let cool slightly on baking rack
When the sloth woke up we set off to make our muffins, it was quick and fun as they kept checking the oven asking when they would be done. I fought him to wait for it to cool and in the end he ate a whole muffin while giggling and playing at the table and continues to be on the mend.
Do you practice Kitchen Witchery? Let me know below if you try out our muffin recipe !