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    Thumbs Up Magickal Herbs: Dill

    What is Dill? Dill is considered a spice more than an herb and is a common sight in gardens throughout North America. Though it grows well here, it is originally native to the Mediterranean region. The plant is an annual, and grows several feet tall. The leaves are very fine and feathery, and the small yellow flowers form in umbrella-shaped bunches. Dill is not typically used for any medicinal purposes.


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    Latin: Anethum graveolens
    Common names: Dill weed, garden dill


    Magickal Properties
    Using dill in rituals
    Besides its obvious use in the kitchen (what would pickles be without dill!), dill has a number of magickal uses as well. Both the herbal parts and the seeds can be used. It's best known for its protective power, but is also used in spells for love (and lust) as well as money and prosperity. During the Middle Ages, dill was a common ingredient for charms to protect against witches and witchcraft. The most common way to use dill for protection is to hang dried bundles of the herbs around your house. Crowns of dill were used by Roman emperors to ensure they had a long and prosperous reign. In very old books of magickal writings, any spells written with ingredients like Hamadryas baboon tears or baboon hair was actually referring to dill seed.


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    Element: Fire

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    Post Re: Magickal Herbs: Dill

    Dill Dip
    3/4 c coarsely chopped fresh parsley
    1/3 c chopped fresh dillweed (or 1tbsp dried)
    1 c low-fat cottage cheese
    1 tbsp lemon juice
    1/2 c light sour cream or low-fat plain yogurt
    1/4 c chopped green onion
    1 tsp salt
    freshly ground pepper

    Process cottage cheese with lemon juice in food processor or blender. Add everything else, and process until just mixed. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight to blend flavors. Makes 2 1/4 c.

    Fresh Dill Dip

    1 1/2 cups sour cream (you can substitute fat free or yogurt)
    1/2 cup mayonnaise (you can increase the amt above by 1/2 cup if you don't want to use the mayo)
    2 tblsp. dijon mustard
    1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
    1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
    2 tsp. lemon juice
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

    Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl & blend thoroughly. Spoon into a serving bowl, cover & refridgerage 1 hour or longer.Makes about 2 cups

    Dip Tip: good with raw green beans, carrot sticks, red pepper strips, chips or cold cooked fish.


    Dill and Sour Cream Potato Salad
    3 pounds unpeeled new potatoes
    2/3 cups mayonnaise
    8 ounces sour cream
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
    2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper

    Cook potatoes; cut each into eight parts. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, and the next four ingredients; add to potatoes. Chill, covered, for 8 hours if you can wait that long.


    Easy Dill Salad Dressing
    1 cup mayonnaise
    1 cup buttermilk
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

    Mix all together well; chilling before serving allows the flavors to blend. The amounts above are what I use; for a milder taste, reduce the fresh herbs to taste.


    Creamy Cucumber-Dill Dressing
    1 cup dairy sour cream
    1/2 cup cucumber, chopped and seeded
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill weed or 2 teaspoons dried dill weed
    1 tablespoon onion, minced
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    2 teaspoons sugar
    1/8 teaspoon garlic salt

    Stir all ingredients together in small bowl until well blended. Cover and refrigerate a least 12 hours to blend flavors. Keeps up to 2 weeks in refrigerator. Makes 1 1/3 cups.

    Dill Dressing
    Makes about 1 cup

    1 1/2 tablespoon dijon-style mustard
    3 tablespoons white wine or herb vinegar
    1/3 cup olive oil
    1/3 cup chopped dill
    1/4 cup chopped chives
    Chopped leaves from 3 or 4 tarragon sprigs
    Salt and Freshly ground pepper.

    Mix mustard with the vinegar in a bowl whisk in the olive oil, then stir in the dill chives, and tarragon. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add a little more vinegar or oil if you like.

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    Thumbs Up Re: Magickal Herbs: Dill

    Yes Dill is a great herb. It grows wild in my garden. I gather the seed heads to sow in the next season. (though like most plant/seeds, they are usually only good for a couple of seasons and then new plants/stock should be planted/introduced).
    I also grow alot of other herbs such as..Rosemary, Sage, Lavender, Thyme, Parsley, Mint, Marjoram, Basil, Catmint, Curry plant, Juniper, Bay (tree), Coriander, Marigold, Chives, Garlic, Nasturtium, Oregano etc. I LOVE herbs...they are very versatile & have many uses.

    My Heineken cat loves the DILL....(see attachment )

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    Post Re: Magickal Herbs: Dill

    Quote Originally Posted by SKADI
    Yes Dill is a great herb. It grows wild in my garden. I gather the seed heads to sow in the next season. (though like most plant/seeds, they are usually only good for a couple of seasons and then new plants/stock should be planted/introduced).
    I also grow alot of other herbs such as..Rosemary, Sage, Lavender, Thyme, Parsley, Mint, Marjoram, Basil, Catmint, Curry plant, Juniper, Bay (tree), Coriander, Marigold, Chives, Garlic, Nasturtium, Oregano etc. I LOVE herbs...they are very versatile & have many uses.

    My Heineken cat loves the DILL....(see attachment )
    You are very lucky, i don't have a garden and all the herbs i tried to grow indoors died Cute kitty!

    Hails~

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