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Magical food: Cake and cookies

Dec 15th, 2017 | By
magical food rachel patterson

Magical food: Cake and cookies Cake Well I just had to mention cake didn’t I? Cakes have featured throughout history for centuries and have often been used in ritual, for celebrations or rites of passage.  Cakes were offered to the gods or eaten at ceremonies to appease them or encourage good harvests or even to

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Magical food: Wine and beer

Dec 8th, 2017 | By
magical food rachel patterson

Magical food: Wine and beer Alcohol is bound to appear at some point over the holidays whether it is in fruit or hops form: Grapes (Vitis vinifera ) Grapes are the clusters of berries from a deciduous woody vine, they can be eaten in all sorts of ways including fresh just as they are or

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Magical food: Chocolate

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
magical chocolate rachel patterson

Magical food: Chocolate (Theobroma cacao) Now where do I start?  I have to tell you I take my writing job seriously and I do a huge amount of research…this particular subject took some time…and involved a lot of practical investigation… Chocolate is made from the cacao bean with a combination of cocoa solids, cocoa butter,

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An oven and appliance blessing

Nov 24th, 2017 | By
oven blessing rachel patterson

An Oven Blessing Probably one of the main features in a kitchen is the oven, historically it would have been the centre, the hearth and heart of the home so it makes sense (to me anyway) to give your oven a blessing.  Be nice to your appliances and they will be nice to you… What

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Magical Food for intent

Nov 21st, 2017 | By
rachel patterson food for prosperity

Magical food for intent Foods can be used for their specific intent, we have all heard about the aphrodisiac power of oysters and the healing powers of homemade chicken soup, but you can add your own intent to any of your cooking. Charge each item as you add it to the pot and visualise your

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