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I keep coming across this term and I am wondering what it means.
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is it like a house goblin? Like Dobbie in Harry Potter? ag

Occasionaly over the holidays I think my father has reffered to my mother as the kitchen witch.. er wait... no thats the kitchen b*tch...

Umm sorry no help whatsoever I am

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Ok seriously, you got me wondering.. I found this Kitchen Witchery 101 Article
http://catdeville.home.mindspring.com/kitchenwitch.htm

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Kitchen witch is someone who practices magical cooking. Usually have a heavy herbal componant to their practice obviously.
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Great link, Lea.
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Little dolls can also be "kitchen witches" - sort of a "bless this home" sort of thing I think. My former roommate is from a very Waldorf-y German family and she had a wool one from her mom.
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I sometimes think of myself as a hearthwitch or kitchenwitch, because i make everyday things part of my spiritual life.

Things like sweeping out negative energy while sweeping or vaccuuming the floors.

Adding 'love' to things that i cook.

Things like that. It's actually a lot like what was described in the 'mothering as a spiritual path' thread--everything has the potential for being spiritual in nature... even washing the dishes .
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Thanks for all your replies ladies!
Lea---you are TOO funny and the link was great. Lots of great info and resources I can get at the library. Thanks!!
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lea I love the link. I think that explains it well.

From the time I heard the term kitchen witch I knew that was me. I could only guess what it meant (and I was right,) but I knew that if I wasn't living that way already, than I wanted to be.
I do consider myself a kitchen witch, but I would like to do more in the way of magikal cooking. Does anyone have sugestions?
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Anyone seen Like Water for Chocolate? Now THERE'S a kitchen witch!!
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My ex-MIL
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I like to make miso soup with kombu (kelp), hon dashi and shiitaki.
Served with soba noodles, wasabi and pickled ginger.

Caulifower soup from Feeding the Whole Family, with dulse and almond butter in it.

I always make homemade chicken noodle soup when people are sick. Add parsnips and lentils, sometimes barley.

Tension Tamer Tea for my spirited friends and family.

I baste salmon filets with bourbon and sprinkle it with brown sugar, then bake it. Great with sweet potato fries.

Salads with everything. Different greens. Raisins. Apples. Chick peas. Olives. Mushrooms. Artichokes. Avocado. Sunflower seeds. (I can't eat tomatoes or peppers, so I have to be creative.)

I find stirring a pot of anything good is very meditative. I like to fill the house with good smells. Garlic. Vanilla. Lemon.

OK, gotta go eat!
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I was wondering if anyone wanted to talk about sepsifics of this kind of stuff. I think I'll start a thread about it; I wouldn't want to hijack this one.
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Oh man ... Like Water for Chocolate! YEAH! Gotta go rent that one and watch it again!
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Then watch Eat Drink Man Woman, it's a Chinese film with subtitles. When ds1 was about 2, those were his two favorite movies he called them "Her Cooking" and "Him Cooking" :LOL


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"her cooking" and "him cooking" that is hilarious!! how sweet...

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oooooh i loved that movie eat,drink,man,woman.i cant find it anywhere.is like water for chocolate as good?i love to find fun ways to eat food and chocolate heheheheheheheheheheeeeee
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funny, but LWFC isn't about chocolate :LOL

It's a love story, and the main character was brought up in the kitchen with the cook. Her beau is given to her sister to marry, and...well, you'll just have to rent it and find out the rest. But she is a kitchen witch if I ever saw one, she cries into the wedding cake batter and makes everyone at the wedding sick with memories of lost loves. She actually nurses her nephew and keeps him alive, which is really cool, that's how I learned women could lactate even if they never had children

My mother got EDMW through Columbia House Video. I'm sure they still have it.
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I found a kitchen witch utensil holder thingy at goodwill. I had no idea what one is but it looked interesting so I bought it. My husband thinks it's creepy and that spirits and ghosts are going to start following us home from goodwill now. I don't cook from scratch enough so maybe this will inspire new creativity in the kitchen?

 

Anyways, both movies mentioned in this old thread are available to watch free with amazon prime. I am excited to watch them!

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Along with being a kitchen witch {blessing the house while sweeping or blessing the people while cooking} one can have a kitchen witch, I always understood a kitchen witch to be a little doll that blesses your activities and protects the house hold and her people.


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