Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A different kind of recipe

Lets face it: We've eaten our faces off. It's time to wind down and get a little nutrition back into our bodies. It's tough going from zero to a hundred so I have some great links to get you inspired! First you can start with an easy, inspiring read: http://openheartpeacefulmind.wordpress.com/ It's my cousin Deven's blog. She's a recently certified yoga teacher, she also works closely with natural herbs and vitamins and has a really great voice in her blog that definitely inspires me, so take a peek!

A great website Deven got me hooked on is
http://www.livelighter.org/. This one inspiring article talks about the 17 most detoxifying drinks http://livelighter.org/the-17-most-detoxifying-drinks/ So that should be enough to get you started. Off to yoga I go... (http://www.northendyoga.com/)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Cold Weathered Classic: Hot Buttered Rum

Never was I a true fan of rum, but one evening at work I won a bottle of the stuff and was thrilled to take it home and put it on the kitchen shelf as a trophy. Now, what was I going to do with the stuff? Then I came across a cold weathered classic: Hot Buttered Rum. So easy and great to serve if you have company over! This recipe serves 12...Recipe as follows:


1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 cups light brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves
Pinch salt
Bottle dark rum
Boiling water


In a bowl,cream together the butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Refrigerate until almost firm. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the butter mixture into 12 small mugs. Pour about 3 ounces of rum into each mug (filling about halfway). Top with boiling water (to fill the remaining half), stir well, and serve immediately