07 October 2010

Back into the B(l)og

I like titling my blog with obscure late 90's industrial song lyrics. That being said, it's been a while since I've blogged, and I've cooked a lot of dinners and made a lot of charms and magick since March, so I thought it was high time to get back into the swing of things.
We've been home from Ireland for over a month now and we're still reeling from the experience. Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone not only attended our gorgeous Handfasting at St. Kieran's well in Kells, they were also kind enough to make my bouquet, drive us to the site blaring "The Time Warp", and give the blessings of Brigid and Lugh to start off our marriage on a Divine Path! It was a spectacular yet simple ceremony, led by my HPS and fellow blogger Courtney Weber (A Girl Called Woo) and attended by Lisa Vasquez, one of our coven Sisters. We were joined by Irish and American Wiccans and Christians alike- everyone was gracious and loving, and nothing went wrong- even the weather behaved (due to a prayer and offering to Lugh to make it sunny!). Soon, we will have the video of the ceremony edited, complete with pretty music and titles, and will be posting it for all to see, and distributing copies on dvd to those interested.
I don't want to write for too long tonight, for I have a lot of packing, jewelry designing, and other writing to do. So here's the recipe for this edition, another potato-based creation that's just amazing and simple and hearty and magickal!

Potato Leek Soup (serves a 6)
2 1/2 lbs your choice organic potatoes
3 leeks (organic!), chopped
1 or 2 cubes veggie bullion
7 cups water
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream (organic of course. It's hard to find goat's milk whipping cream, I use cow's milk for this)
3 Bay leaves

Boil the potatoes, leeks, bullion, and bay leaves in the water for 30-40 minutes, until the potatoes almost disintegrate. Remove bay leaves. Blend with whipping cream until velvety smooth.

This is a wonderful money-bringing food. Potatoes are a staple of many cultural traditions, including the Andes cultures and in Ireland! (I learned a great money spell from Etain McCoy using a potato, money herbs, and toothpicks. It works every time, even my non-pagan friends and my PARENTS have seen it work! I'll possibly blog about it at a later date.) While you stir and boil the potatoes, visualize all your money troubles being boiled away. Or conversely, think about all the things you need money for, and picture the money coming into your life as you eat the soup. Bay leaves are often used for granting wishes, so adding 3 of them and concentrating on your wish to be free of money worries will help manifest those desires. Leeks are used for protection and warding off evil in Asian traditions, and there's nothing more evil than bill collectors calling every day!
Remember, ANY food can be magickal and filled with happiness if you cook it with Love in your heart and a prayer on your tongue, while stirring clockwise!

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