Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Kitchen Folklore

I had a lot of fun the other day reading about weather folklore so when I ran across these I just had to share

Kitchen Folklore

* Money will soon come your way if any of the following things should occur: bubbles appear in a cup of coffee, you accidentally knock over a sugar bowl, rice forms a ring around the edge of a pot, or tea leaves float to the top of the cup.

* Trouble is indicted by the accidental omission of spices from a recipe or by the spilling of salt. Be prepared for an argument with someone if you should happen to spill pepper on the kitchen table or floor. (According to occult tradition, these bad omens can be remedied by simply adding the spices, and by tossing a pinch of salt or pepper over your left shoulder, respectively.) It is also said that if two persons stir the same boiling pot or sit together on a table, they will soon find themselves involved in a quarrel.

* If your apron comes untied by itself and falls off while you are working in the kitchen, this is generally seen as a sign that someone is thinking about you. Some say that it means your sweetheart is having romantic thoughts about you at that moment.

* It is believed by many to be an omen of good news when baked apples burst while in the oven, or when the salt and sugar are accidentally mixed up.

* If a fork accidentally falls onto the floor, a woman will soon knock on your door; a spoon indicates the arrival of a gentleman. (In some parts of the world, the fork means a man, and the spoon a woman.) Unexpected or unwelcome visitors are also presaged by the dropping of a knife that sticks in the ground and by cracks that form on the shells of eggs boiling in a pot of water.

* If you are engaged or wish to get married, according to an old belief once common in England, you should take care to never sit on a kitchen table, for this will break the engagement and also prevent you from ever being wed.

* Sneezing before breakfast means you will have visitors before noon. Sneezing while eating breakfast is a sign that you will have two visitors leaving before sunset.

*If you spill water on the tablecloth signifies rain storms.

* It's bad luck for a woman to drop a dishrag in the floor but you can remove the bad luck by throwing salt over your shoulder.

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6 Comments:

Blogger dot said...

Old folklore is so funny. I don't see any money coming my way but nothing really bad either.

January 18, 2007 at 2:00 AM  
Blogger PEA said...

I so enjoyed this...I remember my gran telling me about those beliefs. Usually if I sneeze while eating breakfast it's because I just used pepper! lol Hugs xox

January 18, 2007 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Now I know to stay off of that kitchen table. I was wondering why I am 32 and have never been married. Damn tables!

(My comment thing is working again.)

January 18, 2007 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Autumn said...

Carrie
I got mad once when I was a teenager because I had to give up my bed to a younger cousin who was visiting. I huffed into the kitchen and announced I would sleep on the kitchen table. I fell asleep and they left me there all night. I've been married three times, so I don't know if sitting and sleeping are the same thing, but that didn't work against me ha ha

January 18, 2007 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

If I were to sit on my kitchen table, I think it would probably collapse. :)

January 18, 2007 at 8:15 PM  
Blogger Mama Kelly said...

I love this kind of stuff ....

Hope you've been well!!!

Hugs and Blessings

Mama Kelly

January 21, 2007 at 9:04 PM  

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