Friday, July 13, 2012

A Little Tea Party for Your Hair

There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.  ~Bernard-Paul Heroux
Tea can enhance highlights to your hair naturally without drying.  Black tea adds important antioxidants too.   Place 2 teabags -or use fresh herbs- to 2 cups of boiling water for 30 minutes (or overnight)  When cool, apply the brewed tea all over your head and leave it in for 15 -30 minutes.

What to use for your hair....
  • Black Tea for darkening hair  (Coffee is also effective)
  • Chamomile tea to enhance blonde locks.
  • Sage tea to darken gray hair (add fresh sage leaves to 2 cups of boiling water and let cool, leave on for 30 minutes, use weekly)
  • Red Hibiscus tea can enhance red hair.
  • Rosemary tea may help thinning hair (add fresh Rosemary to 2 cups of boiling water and let cool, leave on your hair for 20-25 minutes)
  • Lavender tea can help control dandruff (add fresh lavender buds to 2 cups of boiling water)
 Self Care Girl

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Cook N AGAIN! : Kathy Casey's Hot Buttery Almond Rum

My goodness, it has been a while since I have posted!

I have spent the last few months globe trotting on business which has enabled me to eat the most amazing foods...gelato, tapenades and pastas in S. Italy...Seafood and Spring lamb Down Under,...a fabulous Duck in Hong Kong! I have been so amazingly blessed! I have lots of photos to share, but unfortunately, I have not had much tim to cook and bake and blog.

I have been asked to share one of my most favorite holiday beverages. If you are getting together with your girlfriends at any point this holiday, I highly recommend this recipe from Kathy Casey. Whenever I travel through Seatac, I always make a point to stop in to her Dish D'lish cafe and experience her fabulous food.

Hot Buttery Almond Rum
Kathy Casey (from the book: Dishing with Kathy Casey)

For the drink:
3T Almond Butter Batter (recipe below)
1oz (2T)dark or spiced rum
5oz (1/2c + 2T) boiling water

For the batter:
2 sticks butter, softened
6oz marzipan (make sure it says "almond paste")
1-1/2 c packed light brown sugar
1-3/4 c powdered sugar
1 pint high quality vanilla ice cream, softened
1T vanilla extract
1-1/2t each: almond extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg

Cream the butter, marzipan and sugars together until slightly fluffy.
Mix remaining ingredients until thoroughly combined.
Store in fridge for up to 1 week, or freezer for up to 1 month.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Introduce N: My Self Care Blog

Well I have been out of the kitchen the past few weeks, but cooking up some new ideas just the same!

I have been busy exploring social media marketing tools . Increasing my knowledge of twitter, facebook and blogger, then learning how to link these.

One of my experiments has been a new blog dedicated to Women's Self Care: My Self Care Blog. The blog is an exploration in taking good care of oneself. Please check it out!

I have been on facebook for less than a week now and have had a fairly good response to my self care page so far. If you would like to become a "fan" you can find the page under the username of "Self Care Girl".
If you like to tweet- you can find me on twitter as well. I haven't quite got this one figured out yet, but I haven't given up yet!

If you get on these pages and like what you see, please drop me and line and do tell your friends. It is my aim to get discussions, ideas, and input from other women about little (and big!) things that you do to take care of yourself. I would love to hear from you!

Take Good Care!