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Pagan Portals

Kitchen Witchcraft


Publication date 22nd February 2013

​Pull up a chair, have a cup of tea, sit back and take a glimpse into the world of Kitchen Witchcraft. This little book will give you an insight into what a Kitchen Witch is, what they do and how they do it. It gives an overview of the Sabbats, working with the Moon, the elements and candle magic. Packed full of ideas for crafting such as washes and smudges for your home and your body, witch bottles, incense, medicine bags, magic powders and offerings. Take a stroll through a Kitchen Witch's garden and discover what you will find there and finish up with some lovely meditations. Follow the heart of a Kitchen Witch...


Tylluan Penry | Author of Seeking the Green, Magic on the Breath, Magical Properties of Plants, Staying on the Old Track and the Essential Guide to Psychic Self Defence

I am very proud to write this endorsement/preface for Rachel’s book, Kitchen Witchcraft. Rachel is very sensible and down to earth, both qualities that are rare nowadays, but which I really admire. Kitchen Witchcraft is becoming increasingly possible as people try and merge spiritual and everyday life. Rachel’s book contains plenty of great suggestions for kitchen witchery and I particularly like her emphasis on learning to love what you have, yet learning to adapt and grow too, which is an essential part of the Craft.
The beauty of this book is the ease with which Rachel blends the magical with the everyday, something I consider to be the true essence of all witchcraft. Her writing is a friendly, personal account that immediately invites us to feel we are there in the kitchen with her. This is particularly helpful for those who work as solitaries.  
Kitchen Witchcraft contains plenty of ideas about the seasons, elements, festivals, gardens, working with candles and crystals and – best of all in my view – recipes for potions and incense etc. These will make even the newest beginner feel very ‘witchy’ indeed!

Siusaidh Ceanadach | Author of A Ceremony for Every Occasion & Let's Talk About Pagan Festivals

It’s a great little book, it’s packed with all kinds of information any Pagan would find very useful from candle magic and cleaning fluids to details of the elements. This is something you need to keep handy in your kitchen for helping you with your spells, your incense and your day to day magical life.

Melusine Draco | Author of numerous popular books

I like this ... it's light, friendly and good fun to read. One important facet of traditional Craft is the use of the kitchen and everyday implements to create magical goodies. I like the way the author brings the reader into the kitchen and makes the whole thing inclusive like having a cosy chat over the cauldron. A great addition to the Pagan Portals series.

Mark Carter | Author of Stalking the Goddess
Rachel Patterson's Kitchen Witchcraft is an excellent introduction to witchcraft's system of correspondences, and reminds us that the ingredients of nature's magic surround us whether we live in an Old World witch's cottage or a modern high rise.

Janet Farrar & Gavin Bone | Authors of A Witches Bible, Witches Goddess and Inner Mysteries
‘A wonderful little book which will get anyone started on Kitchen Witchery. Informative, and easy to follow.’


This book is so easy to read ... You wont be disappointed if you buy this great little book!! cant wait for her up coming new one.


 Great suggestions and informative. I'd recommend this to anyone wanting to get in touch with nature, the moon's energy, and the elements. Witch or not!


I found this book very well written and very down to earth - both great things for a witchcraft book! Rachel does a fantastic job of showing you the world of a modern witch

... I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and look forward to the next one!


MS Patterson has a wee winner on her hands here! conversational writing without compromising on information, lots of ideas and such a lot of common sense.  Every person who follows a natural magickal path should invest in this book. loved it!the author's humour and no nonsense personality shines through, leaving you feeling you have just chatted with a very knowledegable friend.


This book is a must have for any Witch, experienced or a newbie.  I can only give 5 stars - but this book really is a 10/10


I am simply in love with this book. Rachel Patterson, a kitchen witch divine, has excellently written this as an absolute essential in any modern Pagan's life. Instead of complicated spells, expensive tools and hard-to-find herbs, you will find that almost everything is already in your kitchen ...this book is one that I will be turning to over and over again for many days to come.


Viewing the Table of Content just took my breath away it is truly packed with all the things you need to get started & the author has such writing ability it is as if she is in the room with you with sense of humor shining all around & drawing your attention to everyday things all around that can be used. You don't need to spend lots of £££.   This little book has given me more understanding because it comes from a true professional who has creativity,passion, belief & above all the ability to communicate to all even those of us who aren't witches,but have a longing or curiosity to find out more.

My disappointment was the last page................It finished : (


This book is like a breath of fresh air. It is written in a style that is both friendly and accessible is crammed full of information. It is so affordable that I have a print copy and one for my kindle, so I can have it with me to refer to wherever I am.


This is a lovely little book which I purchased as kindle edition, but I am now considering buying it as paperback as well having to fill it with many page markers. I can't wait to read more by the author.


One of the best books that I have read. Very straight to the point. The author gets right to the point.  Can not wait for the second book to come out.




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