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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Carrot Potato Pack with Yoghurt and Turmeric

Today I am teaching an Aging Naturally class. This carrot potato pack is one of the recipes we will be making. Before any noses crinkle, I would like to suggest that there are a variety of toiletries that can be made at home, to hydrate the skin, from natural products. We will be doing other […]

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Chai Tea Scones with Fruit

Fusion cooking is combining dishes from two cultures to create something new. Spanakopita Spring Rolls or Ramen Noodle Burgers are two examples. Chai Tea Scones is a third. Curry has been described as England’s national dish so mixing chai and scones together is not much of a stretch but oh so tasty, full of warming […]

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Cookie Cutter Valentine Candle

With Valentine’s Day on its way, here is an idea that can be put together in a few minutes. It is a great way to use up left over bits and pieces hanging around the craft table. Spray glitter can be added to the finished candle if on hand and easily accessible. Any really small […]

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