23 August, 2010

Elementals: Fire

Campfire from camping trip to the Catskills, NY

Direction: South
Time of Day: Noon
Colors: Red/Orange
Represents: youth, energy, drive, passion, ambition, career, creativity, healing, protection, will, divine within, male fertility, the God
Sabbat: Litha
Herbal Correspondences: alder, basil, bay laurel, carnation, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, garlic, holly, hyssop, marigold, pepper, primrose, rosemary, rowan, rue, saffron, St. Johnswort
Zodiac Signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Tarot Suit: Wands
Used for: to heal and/or harm, creation and/or destruction, purification, bring new life, end the life of the worn out and old

One of the many ways I love to work with fire is through cooking.  And what better place?  The kitchen holds the hearth of the home and, of course, plenty of fire energy.  There's something that comes alive within me while I'm cooking and the energy that builds in the house when my fellow witches cook together is amazing.  I cannot wait to make something for the Full Moon tomorrow.  This is a recipe I tried recently and loved.

Fire Spice Pork Chops
You will need:
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (enough to mix herbs and garlic into a paste) - Approx. 2 Tbs.
4 center rib pork chops, about 1/2" thick
4 lemon wedges
1/4 teaspoon of ground pepper

  1. In a small bowl, combine herbs, garlic and pepper.  Add olive oil and work into a paste.  Press spice mixture onto both sides of each pork chop.
  2. Coat a grill or grill pan with cooking spray and heat to medium-high.
  3. Grill pork until there is no pink inside (6-8 minutes per side)
  4. Divide and serve with lemon wedges.


Samantha Marshall said...

The recipe looks fantastic!

Willow said...

Thanks! I'm not a big fan of pork chops but I really liked this. I'm considering trying the rub with chicken and beef.

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