Sunday, April 29, 2007
1/2 pound strawberries (cleaned and trimmed and sliced in half)
1/4 cup honey (adjust too your liking)
a pinch of ground cardamom
1 cup of yogurt
Put strawberries, honey, and cardamom in blender and puree until smooth. Then add yogurt and blend, until well blended. Serve and enjoy.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
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Sunday, April 22, 2007
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Monday, April 09, 2007
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Friday, April 06, 2007
Yes, I am a happy cow, but then again you would be too if your grandmother gave you 1 1/2 pounds homegrown organic rhubarb. Rhubarb has to be one of the most incredibly uniquely flavored and scented vegetables out there, the scent is of grass, strawberries, and tomatoes. The flavor as if a green apple and strawberry had been mixed together. So to celebrate it in it's incredible glory I took Gourmet's 2006 Rhubarb Compote recipe and tweaked it into making it my own.
1 1/2 pounds Rhubarb (about 4 cups chopped into 1/2 inch pieces)
1 cup of suger
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Combine all the ingredients in a medium, heavy based saucepan, over medium and stir until suger dissolves and mixture begins to boil. Reduce heat to medium low and cover, and cook for about 7 minutes. Let mixture cool and then chill (I had a hard time doing this) and serve with something wonderfully creamy (I did mine with Greek yogurt, but I suspect this may one of those perfect ice cream toppings). By the way you will be tempted to eat spoonfuls of this and I did and I don't regret it.
I've lately been thinking of fragrances that invoke objects, memories, colors, and the things scents can remind you of. Today I guess, I kinda wanted to smell like a white fluffy cloud, or at least what my mind the scent that would best personify the character of clouds on bright sunny blue sky. So came up with this layering Kuumba Made Vanilla Musk over Ava Luxe Loukhoum body creme. So far the combination is working, giving off an air fluffy warmth.
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Today is going to be one of those long days where I don't get home until pretty late, so when it is one of those days I either opt for a confident scent or a comfort/clean scent, today I am going with the latter:
Pearl by Sage Machado Eau de Toillette
Notes: Indian sandalwood, vanilla, light musk, mousse de chine (ironically this is only stated for the body creme)
Monday, April 02, 2007
Notes: Rose, Peony Flower, Mandarin, Rose Absolute, Amber.
Sunday, April 01, 2007
There is nothing quite like Sunday, it epitomizes the need to relax, rejuvanate, exercise the soul and body, or in my case most often to create. Most of my Sundays are spent cooking something new, and to borrow from Nigella, "...relaxed putzing in the kitchen." This is the day I most often pick scents that are very clean or very comforting (this often goes hand in hand). Today my scent is:
Pure Grace, the notes for it are: Bergamot, Water Lily, Lavender, Jasmine, Cool Greens, Musk.
This is a scent that is consistantly in my Sunday rotation. It epitomizes relaxed, calm, and clean.
So the question is what are your favorite calm, clean, and comforting fragrances?