Friday, April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
happy face, happy nose, happy me! and now, happy you, too!
parisgirl's DIY beauty elixir
what you need
30 drops of organic sweet orange essential oil
15 drops organic rosemary essential oil
10 drops organic peppermint essential oil
1 tsp. organic witch hazel
1/8 tsp. organic vegan glycerine (you can substitute regular if you want)
1 medium sized brown or blue glass spray bottle (like the one above)
how to do it
put glycerine and witch hazel in bottle. add essential oils. fill bottle 3/4 of the way with distilled water. put spray mechanism in place. leave for a day or two in a dark place for scents to mingle. shake before using. spray away!
Monday, April 14, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
i used chopped tomatoes, onions, shallots and garlic, sliced mushrooms, small pieces of fresh spring asparagus and some oil-cured black olives, but you could use any combination of veggies that you desire (artichoke hearts and spinach for instance). mix the veggies with some extra virgin olive oil, 3-4 T of fresh thyme leaves, some freshly ground pepper, and for a truly unique taste, a pinch of this:
roast veggies in 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. slice a baguette crosswise into 4-inch pieces, then lengthwise for each piece. toast baguette under the broiler, until lightish brown. remove and add slices of vegan cheese (i used daiya jalapeno havarti), or real cheese (brie, camembert or aged cheddar). broil until the cheese is bubbling. remove and heap the veggies on each portion of bread. to push the up button, serve with a glass or two of malbec.
it's just that simple...
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