Posts Tagged ‘cinnamon’

Gingered Pumpkin Caramels

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

With the fall season upon us, and many jack-o-lanterns being readied for Halloween, there are many tasty and innovative recipes for the pumpkin flesh. These wonderful Gingered Pumpkin Caramels are a tasty alternative to the traditional Halloween Kisses to hand out to your neighbourhood ‘trick or treaters’. For more pumpkin recipes, both cosmetic and cooking [...]

Home-made Pumpkin Pie Spice

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

It is that time of year again when pumpkin pies abound. This is a traditional pumpkin-pie/muffin spice mixture with slight variations allowing for spice taste preferences. For a lighter hint of mix, use the first amounts, and for a more spicier version, use the second amounts listed. For best results, use freshly ground spices. Please [...]

Wonderful Winter Sunflower Bath Formula

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

With the wild winds of winter, most of us are suffering with dry and cracking skin. The low humidity levels common with this season combined with the drying cold air draws all the moisture out of our skin. To top that off, our skin is made even drier when subjected to indoor heating. This [...]

Common and Popular Spices and Their Everyday Uses

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Listed here are a few of the most common spices used in folk medicine along with easy suggested uses for them in your everyday cooking. (Please go to the ‘Miscellaneous Natural Remedies’ category of betweenclosefriends.com and click on ‘Folk Medicinal Spices‘ for the common cures and remedies pertaining to use of these spices)

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How to Make a Wonderfully Fragrant Spice Potpourri

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

For a very festive touch, package this fragrant mood-enhancing Christmas Spice Potpourri in small gold net bags or in small white boxes tied with a good cord and a tag explaining its ingredients: From the Middle East– the birth of great religions– the aroma of Frankincense represents life, and Myrrh is a symbol of suffering: [...]

Colds or Flu, know the difference and treat it successfully.

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

‘Tis the season for prevalent colds and the occasional flu. Preventative measures are desirable (eating a healthy well balanced diet consisting of 5 colourful fruits and vegetable servings daily, 8-10 glasses of water daily, moderate daily exercise –minimum 30 minutes, and getting the required amount of sleep nightly.)
However, if these healthy lifestyle habits have slipped [...]

Hot Chocolate Syrup Mix

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

This Hot Chocolate Syrup Mix has just a hint of spiciness, and is especially satisfying after a day out in the cold winter weather served in a steaming mug and topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings. You can double this recipe if your family really enjoys their hot chocolate, otherwise the basic recipe [...]

Delicious Cinnamon Hot Cocoa Mix

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

For this cold weather, nothing beats a steaming mug of hot chocolate, topped with a mound of fluffy white whipped cream, with chocolate sprinkles. (If you are going to go to the trouble of making your own hot chocolate, why not go all the way, with all the trimmings for a complete soothing comfort drink!) [...]

How to Make Vanilla Pecan Snacks

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Vanilla Pecans
This recipe is wonderful to make for the holidays, either serving for family and guests, or packaged up in a fancy tin, tied with a festive bow and given as a hostess gift. .(for more homemade snack recipes, party ‘mocktails’; herbal recipes; how to make your own cheeses –such as Boursin, Liptauer, yougurt, etc–and [...]

How to Make a Perfect Spa Beverage

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

The benefits of both the ginger as a digestive aid and general all-over tonic, combined with the relaxing effects of the chamomile and the anti-inflamatory qualities of cinnamon, it is no wonder that sipping Chef Michel Stroot’s creation of this Spa Chamomile Drink has become somewhat of a popular pastime at the [...]