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Why drink infused waters?

May 20th, 2014 Posted in Recipes, Remedies

Infused Waters

1. Green tea, mint, and lime – For fat burning, digestion, headaches, congestion and breath freshener.

2. Strawberry and kiwi – For cardiovascular health, immune system protection, blood sugar regulation, digestion.

3. Cucumber, lime, and lemon – For water weight management, bloating, appetite control, hydration, digestion

4. Lemon, lime, and orange – For digestion vitamin C, immune defense, heartburn, (Drink this one at room temperature)

Infused waters are good for detoxification energy and hydration. Put as much fruit in water as you like and let the water sit for at least 30 minutes before drinking.

Easy & Fun Embellished Serving Plates

September 12th, 2013 Posted in Crafts, Recipes

lugn-plate__0089822_PE222882_S4A great trick for any holiday serving table is to take your basic, plain dinner or serving plate and using stiff icing glue candy to the rim of the plate.  Just select the candy and colors based on the holiday.  Candy corn works great for Halloween!

Dr. Weil’s Natural Health Website and Newsletter

May 28th, 2013 Posted in Recipes, Remedies

If you haven’t heard of Dr. Andrew Weil, then you haven’t been studying natural health alternatives to pharmaceuticals.  I have been reading his newsletters and following his site for over a decade and find the information there invaluable. There are also great recipes and up-to-date information we all need to know.  Here’s a link: http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/TIP04824/Are-You-Getting-Enough-Or-Too-Much-Zinc.html

Oreo Truffles – Off the charts good and easy1

November 28th, 2012 Posted in Recipes

Place a bag of mint or chocolate Oreos in a gallon Ziploc bag and crush cookies.  Let a brick of cream cheese come to room temperature (30 min) and blend with crushed cookies.  Melt dipping chocolate and dip teaspoon sized balls of cookie dough in chocolate.  Let dry on wax paper.

Pumpkins as serving bowls

September 16th, 2012 Posted in Crafts, Girl Stuff, Recipes

Pumpkins make great center pieces but they are also very nice as a serving bowls.  You can place a bowl in the top of the pumpkin or one that fits all the way in.  Here’s a few examples:

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And here’s one more on a great resource site called FamilyFrugalFun.com They show another version of the pumpkin bowl   Keep your pumpkin fresh by covering it with lemon juice after cleaning.  ENJOY!

Home Remedies for Large Pores

August 29th, 2012 Posted in Beauty, Girl Stuff, Recipes

I don’t know about you but this is one of the many troubles I have with my skin.  The experts say it is due to overactive sebaceous glands in the skin.  Pores are simply openings in the skin that release sweat and oil to the skin surface.  If there’s too much oil, the pores can become thik and the skin loses that natural smoothness we all want.  Here are a couple of remedies that should help:

Cucumber Eyes

Remedy #1

This homemade remedy uses cucumber.  Crush cucumber add a few drops of lemon juice.  Stir to create a paste.  Apply this mixture to your face but not your eyes and place cucumber slices over your eye areas.  Let sit for 15-20 minutes and then rinse.  This recipe is known to increase blood circulation and helps to unclog pores.

Lemons

Remedy #2

This remedy uses Egg whites and lemons.  You should mix 1 egg-white and a few drops of lemon juice.  Then apply to your skin and wait till it dries in seven to ten minutes.  The egg white works to nurture the skin while shrinking the pores and helping to expel at least some of what is inside.  As the egg dries, it hardens helping to pull that waste out.  The lemon juice helps with the reduction of the pore size.

Many uses for Vegetable Soup Mix

August 26th, 2012 Posted in Recipes

If you want a staple in your cupboard that is versatile, healthy and stores well for a long time, bulk foil bags of vegetable soup blend from Frontier Natural Products is one of the best.  You can of course just add water or stock and make soup but there are endless other uses.  I make my favorite pasta like macaroni and add a 1-2 tblsps of reconstituted soup mix along with a wedge of smiling cow cream cheese to make a quick supper or light lunch.  You can also add the mix to your favorite stir fry, fried or steamed rice or crock pot recipe.  With a blend of onions, carrots, potatoes, parsley, spinach, bell peppers, and tomato, it is the perfect mix to veggie-up your favorite recipe.  Use this link to order it from my store : http://www.celestinemarket.com/market/html/products.php

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