The Magickal Aspects of Cherry
When I think of Cherry, my taste buds jump with excitement. It’s the anticipation of the sweet delicious taste of juicy fresh Cherries. YUM!
Cherry is one of my absolute favorite foods. Packed with vitamins and nutrients, Cherries are probably one of the best fruits out there for every appetite. Now, I understand there are some out there who detest the flavor of Cherry. It’s okay… I will not judge you… Everyone is entitled to their opinion… I suppose.
Of course, I am joking. My husband hates cherries and most fruit for that matter. So, even those who hate such delicious flavors are still lovable people.
Since prehistoric times, sweet cherries have been indigenous to most of Europe, some of North Africa and Western Asia. The Pits of cherries have been found in settlements dating back to 2000BCE. By 800BCE their cultivation was found in Asia, and not long after, in Greece.
Cherries have flavored a variety of foods and treats from wine to candy, and offer us a bit of love when needed. Cherry has been used to attract and stimulate love for centuries. One tradition involves tying a strand of your hair to a cherry tree as it blossoms to attract love to you.
There are many more elaborate rituals out there for attracting love with the use of cherry, some require the drilling of cherry pits for many weeks. I like to stick with the methods that are more practical and of course, tasty! At the end of this post, I offer you a simple and elegant recipe for you and your love to share!
Highlights of Cherry
Magickal Aspects: Love & Divination
When in Season: Summer
Medicinal Properties: Promote healthy eyesight, Diuretic, Increases appetite, Anti-inflammatory. Drink tea infused with cherry to promote health and longevity.
Spell Work: Use Cherry to attract love and to conduct divinations.
Festivals, Observances, and Ritual: Cherry Blossom Festival
Culinary Use: Cherries are great when eaten raw, dried, baked, and made into jams/preserves. Cherries are especially nice with soft cheese.
As promised here is a very elegant and delicious recipe I love to make for parties and romantic dinners. I have made this often when we get together with other couples. It is a favorite that everyone seems to enjoy. Except for my husband of course…
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I love food and everything that goes with it. I have spent more than 35 years in the kitchen, enjoying every minute of it. Okay… well, enjoying nearly every minute of it.
In addition, I have disbursed nearly as many years studying Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism. Combining these two interests has created a Magickal path where food, spirituality play brilliantly together.
My love of whole healthy foods, and unique recipes has also lead me to help run a local teen cooking program, where I teach kids valuable life skills in the kitchen. In addition, I teach different cooking classes for adults on subjects of making the time spent in the kitchen more enjoyable and efficient, recipe creation, and how to make cooking a part of your Magickal and spiritual practice.
From this, The Magick Kitchen was born. My journey with you is about developing a spiritual experience with food, far beyond the dull habit of consumption. We have a marvelous opportunity here to take a most basic-mundane task and make it Magickal!
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