TarotBlogHop: Ostara 2019


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Hey, y’all! Welcome to the Ostara Tarot Blog Hop. We had two themes. For this blog I chose Theme 2. Our wranglers, Sharron and Jay, asked us, “Shuffle and randomly choose a card out of a deck that you feel is connected to the Spring Equinox. Please briefly mention in your blog what deck you used and why you feel it conjures up feelings of Spring for you. Now, imagine cracking an egg open and you find the card that you randomly choose inside of it. The card is your secret ingredient. Your source of inspiration. The challenge is to create a recipe that describes the energy of the card.”

My deck of choice was the Merryday Tarot. I have to confess I have not worked with this deck until recently. It was just one among many in my collection. By the way, I am releasing a large portion of my deck collection. I will be updating this link with more decks so do check back.

The Merryday Tarot appeals to me as a spring deck because it is very bright in color. The suits are the elements and seasons with Swords being Air/Spring. The card I drew was the Elemental of Pentacles aka the Page of Pentacles. In this deck, it bears the name of Centaur/Satyr along with these keywords: Instinctive, Common Sense.

And I realized I had to share a recipe from October 2008. I deemed this a Page of Pentacles recipe because it is a cheap meal. The Page is often my young job seeker just on the market. He or she is rarely “deep in the pockets” so the next meal may be at the all-you-can-eat beer bust. Spend a buck on a beer and stock up on the nibbles.

Well, that’s how it used to be. I think they shut those down as they encouraged folks to drink. Not me. I would buy my one beer (okay maybe two) and fill my plate. Twice. Not shy about taking home leftovers either.

Now there is a secret ingredient in this dish so you can turn it into a spell. Here’s the recipe. I’ll give you the secret at the end.

Page of Pentacles Chips Are Down Pork Chops

  • 2 pork chops, thawed, bone in (If they are thick, extend the cooking time accordingly)
  • 1/2 C Miracle Whip
  • 1/2 C Parmesan
  • 2-3 dashes Tabasco
  • Pepper
  • 1 & 1/2 C Crushed Potato Chips
  • 1 TB olive oil

Preheat oven to 350.

Coat non-stick baking pan (I used a pie dish) with olive oil.

Mix Miracle Whip, Parmesan, Tabasco and pepper in a bowl. Coat pork with mixture. Press into potato chips on both sides. Place in the pie pan.

Bake for 50 minutes. NOTE: Check on chops at 30 minutes. And no need to add salt. Those potato chips are salty enough.

What’s the secret ingredient? The potato chips, of course. When you put this together, see the potato chips as the pentacles/coins coming into your life. Let the pepper be your passion and the pork chops your own stability. As you make this dish, envision eating it at a fine restaurant as you treat all of your supportive friends and family.

Let’s eat, y’all! Now hop on using the links below. Thanks for visiting me. I’m Arwen, the professional Joy Seeker. Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Please do leave a comment. Thanks.


Author: TarotByArwen

Arwen is the professional Joy Seeker. Her true calling is as a Professional Joy Seeker. She co-creates solutions with her clients to help them find their joy again. "Seek joy, y'all" is her motto. Her decks include The Fairy Tale Lenormand, Secrets of the Mystic Grove, Bianca Niero Tarot, the Elle Qui Oracle, and the Field Guide to Garden Dragons (all published by U.S. Games INC.). She is the author of 33 Days to Finish Your Book.

20 thoughts on “TarotBlogHop: Ostara 2019”

  1. I love reading your posts and this one is no exception. Your words inspire joy and well I can hear you in my head sharing this recipe.
    I love that the ingrediants all help bring prosperity to the “Page” doing the spell work as well as cooking up a yummy meal.

  2. I shouldn’t be reading this as I’m in the mid-afternoon slump and wanting to eat ALL THE THINGS. The Page of Pentacles pork chops sounds delicious, and makes perfect sense for a recipe associated with this grounded, earthy, but not quite rolling in the dough energy. Page of Pentacles is earnest enough, but the mulah just ain’t there yet!

  3. Well, some of the ingredients are things I don’t like (such as pork chops), however, POTATO CHIPS are one of my all time favorite foods and now I know that every one I eat is bringing me piles and piles of MOOLAH! Yes! This visualization is being put to work immediately. I have chips! I just need to cash them in!

  4. That is a fabulous deck Arwen, it reminds me of one I have in my collection; I may dig it out for the next turn of the wheel, providing I don’t get squished by Tarot Mountain in the process.

    Thank you so much for being apart of this hop, it was awesome to have you hopping along x

  5. I love this recipe as a magical spell! I thought the “Miracle Whip” was going to be the one to have a magical role. With the Page of Pentacles it can be challenge to make something out of nothing. I’ve always admired their resourcefulness!

  6. I was a bit taken aback by the recipe until I looked up Miracle Whip. It sounded like one of those dessert powders that you mix with milk, or makeup foundation, both of which would make for an extremely odd dish, even by US standards (and I’m thinking of the Daughters and aspic here) LOL

    1. BAHAHAHAHAHA Aspic! Shudder. 😀 Salad dressing is what I think y’all call it. 😀 “Salad Cream = Miracle Whip
      Before Brits had heard of French dressing, there was Heinz salad cream. It’s about as sophisticated as wearing your pants on your head, but no substance on the market tastes quite as good squirted on the underside of a celery stick. Luckily for Brits living in the U.S., there’s Miracle Whip—a virtually identical product. For ages the name put me off: “whip” to a Brit sounds like something desserty. Even in a land where sweet and savory mesh seamlessly, I wasn’t prepared to spread pudding on a sandwich.” SOURCE: http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2013/11/10-american-substitutes-british-grocery-staples

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