An Odoriferous Potion

The last week or so I’ve been craving a “stinky” note in perfume, not only to wear but also to include in formulations. This must be why I love Chaparral so much, it has it. What is the stinky note, called “rank” by perfumistas? Well, for moi it has an element of oud. It’s earthy,… Continue reading An Odoriferous Potion

Cooking with Eve

I’ve been teaching my daughter Eve to cook. She’s been out of school for her summer break for about two weeks now, going on three. We started with apricot pie utilizing grandmas fresh fruit from her tree. While we were looking for that recipe we came across a pumpkin lasagne recipe that looked delicious. Thus… Continue reading Cooking with Eve

Name that note

He arrived back from the farmers market with the usual suspects: greens for juicing, plenty of salad greens, plump berries of all kinds and a surprise! I thought, mmmm chocolate perhaps? He instructed me to close my eyes, which I did obediently. Then he said “Now smell this.” Oh, I thought, not chocolate, brain switches… Continue reading Name that note

Lavender and the media

Mis-information is currently being circulated by the big media conglomerates in regards to Lavender and the benefits of Essential Oils. It makes me think the the large pharmaceutical cartels, who own many media companies, have launched this attack. Fortunately there is quite a lot of scientific evidence as to the validity of the therapeutic affects… Continue reading Lavender and the media