Posset is a Milk Drink, Taken at night to help with relaxation. Posset was used often in medieval times, and this recipe dates to the 14th Century.
1 cup Milk
Grated Nutmeg or 1 tsp. Nutmeg Spice Powder
Heat the milk in a pan. As it boils, pour it carefully into a mug (you may want to wear an oven mitt)
Grate a quarter of a whole nutmeg, or sprinkle the powdered spice over the milk; wait about 30 seconds, then stir the nutmeg into the milk.
Sip Slowly and Enjoy!
If You do not drink cow’s milk, You could try this with goats milk, maybe almond milk or coconut milk, but I’m not sure how it would taste and if the benefits would be as effective
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This Herbal Floor Wash is an “additive” to water used to clean floors.
To make enough for two applications use:
4 tablespoons liquid soap or detergent
8 to 16 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
12 tablespoons of herbal brewed tea (make it strong) I used mint in the example above
Combine the ingredients in the container of Your choice. When ready to wash the floor, add half of the mixture to a bucket of water, swirl the water a little, just to get a bit of lather. Mop as normal. Use the second half of the wash, the next time You mop the floor/s
You can half the recipe to make only one application, or even triple it, to make more.
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Ingredients You Will Need.
Castile Soap In Bar form ( I used Kirk’s)
Purified or Distilled water (3 cups)
Essential or Skin Safe Fragrance Oil
Grate Castile soap in a large bowl until you have one cup (packed tightly). Heat the 3 cups of water until it’s almost boiling. Add the grated soap, turn off the heat, and whip with a fork or whisk until the soap is completely melted. Let sit until cool, then add about 50 drops of essential oil. You may need to add more essential or fragrance oil, but you should stop adding fragrance when the soap is heavily scented. As an option You can leave out the oils because the castile soap does have some fragrance, unless it’s unscented.
Using a funnel, add the liquid soap to a bottle, cap and shake vigorously to mix in the oil/s. Label and use as needed. You may need to re-shake the soap before each use.
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What kind of pie is your favorite? Do you have anything you like that reminds you of cherry pie? Something red? or maybe a favorite cherry pie recipe you would like to share? Let me know. It’s a myth that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree…oh all the nonsensical legends we are taught in school.
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This is probably My first Valentine’s Day where I haven’t created some traditional items I share with other’s every Valentine’s Day. Things have just been too hectic and I’ve been pre-occupied with things that are more important, so I thought I would try and share a little love on here. I don’t want cupid to fire me.
Here is a recipe for Sweeheart’s Aphrodisiac Herbal Tea
4 cups distilled or purified water
1/4 cup red hibiscus flowers
2 tablespoons lemongrass or lemon balm
2 tablespoons rosehips
1/4 cup rose petals
peel of 1 medium orange cut into slices
Sweetener of Your Choice (I use honey)
In a medium saucepot, bring the water to a boil, then remove from heat. Add all ingredients except sweetener, cover and all mixture to steep for about 45 minutes until very deep red.
Strain, add sweetener to taste, and stir to blend. Pour into medium sized pitcher, chill for a couple of hours and serve. Store refrigerated, covered for 2 days.
In the past, my traditions have included, Chocolate-Cherry heart shapped truffles and Flower Bouquets, made from carnations in the shape of a heart. I will try to find pictures of them both and post them below. I just remembered I have some vintage valentine cards I would like to share here, but will probably have to scan and post them tomorrow.
Don’t forget to let other’s know you love them, not only on Valentine’s Day, but every day you can!
Note: I use dried rose petals from an herbal company, they are organic and have no pesticide, this still makes a great tea even without the rose petals
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I Love Jekyll Island, Georgia. The Boys and I lived there for about two years, and recently revisited at the end of December 2011. Here I will be sharing some photos.
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