Roasted Beets with Hazelnut Oil, Evergreen Infused Honey and Balsamic Vinegar

Not all beets are served pickled and cold. This tasty option makes a nice hot side dish for two or three. Also connected to love and passion, beets are something legends say Aphrodite ate to sustain and grow her beauty. Sharing any meal, prepared with love is a ritual all on its own as the […]

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Chai Spice Cookies with Browned Butter & Rum

Tea for Two Tuesday has not been around for very long but I am in favour of any gathering that brings people together to relax, sip and build healthy connections. It is a celebration of all things tea and a recognition of the value of friends, be that two or twenty. This is just a […]

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First Time Snow Dyeing

The first thing I MUST do is give a big shout out to Weaver Creek Farms. It was an Instagram post from earlier this year that inspired me to give snow dyeing a try. March 18th is Goddess of Fertility Day. It is celebrated yearly a few days before the spring equinox, in honour of […]

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Chocolate Wafer Roll for Equinox

Looking for a quick to make contribution to an equinox potluck? Black and white combinations are an appropriate choice. Equinox cookies or dark & light meringues are also good options when a little more time is available. This wafer roll highlights that coming together of opposites and it doesn’t get any simpler. Really! It is […]

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Seville Curd Meringue Tart

I have been trying to get to this post for several days and it was just not working. I am going to sit here until it is finished as I had promised a suggestion for the Seville Orange Whiskey Curd posted last month and since tomorrow is Pi Day, it seemed like perfect timing. Let’s […]

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Brandied Seville Orange Marmalade with Almonds

According to the Telegraph.co.uk, “The story goes that marmalade was invented in 1700, when a storm-damaged Spanish ship, carrying Seville oranges, sought refuge in Dundee harbour. The cargo was sold off cheaply to James Keiller, a down-on-his-luck local merchant, whose wife turned it into a preserve.” Now the story may be true for commercial production […]

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Orange Blossom Overnight Cream

I made this cream for Yule gifts and then did not post the recipe as promised. For that I apologize. It has been a busy few months. This cream is also the fifth and final “potion” we made for the Aging Naturally class last week. It has become a go to cream for me. I […]

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Cell Support Serum

A serum is a highly concentrated mixture of oil designed to complement and help maximize the effectiveness of a moisturizer, not replace it. When used under a moisturizer it will help to penetrate the skin and boost the body’s hydration by forming a barrier to reduce water loss. You will need: 7  1/2 tsp. /35g. Olive Squalane 2 […]

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Rosewater Lemon Finish

The third project we took on in the Aging Naturally class was a finish, a gentle wash that can be applied every night before going to bed. It will absorb directly into skin and will not need removing. You will need: 2 tsp. rose water 1/2 tsp. lemon juice A few drops of glycerine cotton […]

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Two Ingredient Under Eye “Cream”

This was another of the simple”potions” made in tonight’s class. Visible in the supply list are three, not two, ingredients. I would encourage the addition of Frankincense essential oil but if the Vitamin E and coconut oil are sitting on a shelf they are a good, cost effective, place to get started. Coconut is one […]

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