Hello Magickal Beings!
I hope you all had a wonderful Midsummer Solstice and Merry Litha! I hope you are enjoying the slowness of summer, tending to your gardens and knocking some unfinished projects off your to-do list! Before you know it, we'll be turning in for the colder seasons once again. Not quite yet though! We still have a couple more months left to tend our gardens and brave the heat! Even our plants and flowers might be subject to a bit of a draught, so I did some research and found out that a very special flower that I planted in my very own garden, holds some very magickal properties that are said to be used in RAIN MAGICK!
According to Scott Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, "If pansies are picked when dew is still on them, it will soon rain"! I also found out that Pansies are in fact EDIBLE! As I was thumbing through my copy of Midsummer: Rituals, Recipes, & Lore for Litha, I found a recipe for Shortbread Cookies, when all of these concepts simultaneously crossed paths in my mind. I thought it would be cool to create my own version of this Shortbread Cookie, using Pansies as a topping, and when eaten, it would serve as an intentional blessing to keep my garden well watered by the skies through the hot summer. So I searched for pansy shortbread cookies to see if I could find out how to secure them to the tops of the cookies when I came across a recipe by Sugar and Charm.
The actual recipe I used was a bit of a cross between the recipe I found in the Midsummer Book and Sugar and Charm's website, as well as some add-ons and amendments I made, putting my own spin on things. Instead of the Rosemary as used in the Midsummer Book, I used culinary lavender buds instead, as well as orange zest and some drops of DoTerra's Wild Orange Essential Oil for an extra zesty taste!
Before I get into this recipe, you can actually watch me pick pansies and bake these cookies, along with some other recipes and projects for the Midsummer season in my Youtube Vlog here:
SHORTBREAD COOKIE DIRECTIONS
When your cookies are room temperature, now it's time to have fun decorating them with our beautiful edible pansy flowers! LET'S GO SNIPPETYBIP SOME PANSIES!
PICK YOUR PANSIES!
It is perfectly fine if these are not growing in your own garden. You might be able to find these or other edible flowers at your local grocery store, or specialty store. But if you DO have these in your garden, why not put them to good use!?!? And if you don't, these are a great flower to have in your garden, and you should definitely make a note to plant them next year! They actually will do well if you plant them in the fall... they enjoy the cooler weather much better!
DISCLAIMER: It is important to make sure that your pansies are certified organic, and don't contain any pesticides before using them for culinary purposes. DO NOT get them at a florist. Pick them from your own garden or purchase in the grocery store where they are sold with the intention of being ingested.
COOKIE TOPPING INGREDIENTS
SET YOUR INTENTION!
Now it is time to try one! When you eat your rain magick cookie, set the intention and picture Mother Earth opening her arms and sprinkling her refreshing water onto your blossoming garden. Envision your garden thriving, and reaffirm that you will have a bountiful harvest come the Lammas sabbat! After you finish your cookie, seal it with "SO MOTE IT BE!" and thank Gaia for all of her blessings.
If you try this recipe, post it to Instagram and tag me @BohemianMagicStudios so I can see your lovely creations!
THANKS FOR READING!
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Watch me plant my pansies this past Spring!
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I consider myself quite the kitchen witch! I love enchanting my food with magickal herbs, spices, and incantations!