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One Pot Witchery - Stone Soup: The Hidden Grimoire Of The Kitchen Hedge Witch Paperback – August 1, 2008
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Then just about the middle of December, out of nowhere thoughts of the book and Barbara started crossing my mind, much to my lack of interest. But I finally even looked at the book again and reread the reason why I disliked it. Again I was satisfied and put an end to that thinking. But the next day actually brought a big holiday greeting from Barbara via snail mail. I was astounded. Why on earth would I ever cross her mind? This whole thing was rather confusing to me and I spent a couple of days in deep thought. I finally could not ignore tha fact that even with its inclusion of christianity, I was meant to have the book. I ordered it and it arrived before the end of the month. When you are pulled to anything as intensely as I was to this book, you have no doubt that there is something important in store for you. Here I am now sharing with you my opinion of the book,
"One Pot Witchery ~ Stone Soup: the Hidden Grimoire of the Kitchen Hedge Witch".
Everytime that I read this book, I find that reading a cookbook sounds strange.Read more ›
Much of the information seems to be handed down from earlier generations, to the point where it's not all relevant. The lengthy instructions for making lye from wood ash and the recipes for canning are out of date and possibly unsafe. Some is pointless--there is a recipe for a butter sandwich. No joke.
Some of the herbalism bits were interesting, but I would have liked to know more about the source. She gives recipes for magical salves from the Leech's Book of Bald, but nothing about their applications, uses, or safety.
Her list of sources at the end (medieval herbalists to Scott Cunningham) made me realize what this is: a perfectly valid personal practice of a hedge witch, cobbled together from ancient and modern sources. But what works for one doesn't always work for another. Get a cookbook for recipes, the Foxfire books for Appalachian folklore, Cunningham for magical herbalism and anything from Llewellyn for spellwork. Copy the bits you like into your own grimoire, and you'll be in good shape.
Plus she kept misspelling "gallon" which drove me crazy.
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I love this book it is full of all sorts of interesting information fort he Kitchen Witch. Can't wait until she writes her next books!!!! Love you Barbs!Published 23 months ago by April Caudill
I love cookbooks and this one is a good one to use. Great ideas on what to make and use for your needs.Published on October 16, 2012 by Lucera
"Stone soup" for those in the craft is a great cookbook. It has some lore as well. I love the information and inclusion on herbs. Read morePublished on March 4, 2011 by Rosemary Reader
The title of this book is very misleading. It leads the reader to believe they are purchasing a book on Witchcraft. Read morePublished on October 30, 2008 by EileenDalla