A Christmas Potpourri - Victoria Magazine Recipe
3 cup fresh juniper sprigs with berries
2 cup red rosebuds
1 cup bay leaves
1/4 cup cinnamon chips
2 tbsp cloves
10 drops rose oil
3 drops pine oil
6 drops cinnamon oil
1 tbsp orrisroot chips
5 whole dried rose blossoms
3 three-inch cinnamon sticks
20 assorted pinecones, painted gold
Combine the juniper, rosebuds, bay leaves, cinnamon chips, cloves, and
cones in a big ceramic bowl. In a separate dish, mix the oils with the
orrisroot. Stir this mixture into the first one and put into a closed
container to mellow for a few weeks, stirring occasionally. Place the
potpourri in a dish and scatter the roses blossoms and cinnamon
sticks on top.
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Weight loss hints and tips
In planning a meal plan, the most important step is to make efforts to lower your intake of fat, salt and refined carbohydrates.
Some reduced carbohydrate diet tips:
* Know what is in your food
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Reducing the carbs in your diet usually results in reduction in fiber also. Look at reduced carb recipes that are rich in fiber to restore the balance.
Lycopene rich foods
(includes apricots, red bell peppers & tomato puree)
The phytochemical lycopene is a simple compound used to color foods and part of the carotenid family. This chemical is accountable for the dark red color of a good number of fruit, vegetables and pulses.
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Its most interesting nutritional contribution is that it behaves as an antioxidant and appears to help lower the risk of cancer.
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