My sister suggested that I bring a Kitchen Witch into my home to help ward off negative spirits and bring in the good spirits and encourage productivity.
I found Hermione, and put her in my kitchen.
Thus, Kitchen Witch!
According to Wikipedia (always the least accurate and most utilized of information on the internet), the following is a short history of a Kitchen Witch:
« There is some debate over the exact country in which the kitchen witch originated, some claiming Norway and others Germany, but consensus points to it stemming from older European customs.
The poppet is supposed to depict a “good” witch who inspires productivity and safety in a kitchen, but also counteracts any ill-will directed to the home. It is considered good luck to give a kitchen witch to a friend or family member. So that those unfamiliar with the kitchen witch can understand its meaning, sometimes a note will be hung around the witch’s neck stating something similar to:
“The Legendary Secret of Goof-Proof Cooking: The Famous Kitchen Witch
For centuries, Norwegians have hung this good witch in their kitchen. They believe she has the power to keep roasts from burning, pots from boiling over, and sauces from spilling.” »
Thanks, Bren! She is helping a lot! 🙂