Washi Tape fever

27 11 2011 DIY

What fun stuff!

Masking tape from KAMOI Japan is:

  • made from rice paper
  • easy to just tear
  • has a fine texture
  • transparent
  • you can write on
  • very useful in the household
  • over a 100 different colors and patterns
  • without solvent
  • to use on many different surfaces
  • easy to peel of and reuse
  • slim to wide
  • dishwasher safe
Endless possibility's for decorating, packaging, designs, art..

YES - also perfect for holiday decoration:

More ideas here and here

Enjoy star taping...

Cold and flu fighting chili elexir

20 11 2011 DIY

I am grateful - we have been blessed with great health this year.

Even the start of the colder winterish season didn't bring a cold so far.

So - when I found these beautiful chili varieties at the farmers market last week...  

... it made me think of a magic immune-boosting cold and flu fighting elixir I once heard about.

I definitely will give it a try to support my body further against winter's nasty flu and cold bugs.

Chilis contain next to many vitamins and minerals CAPSAICIN and this makes

those little hotties from natures powerhouse extra effective.

It stimulates the metabolism, cleanses the respiratory tract and speeds

up blood circulation. Due to it's heat producing properties it is also used for pain relief.

Here comes the recipe for this all natural elixir:

  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 or more slices of chili
  • 6-10 or more  thicker slices of ginger
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • optional:
  • 3 garlic gloves
  • half an onion
  • 8-10 sprigs of thyme

Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat and add the chosen ingredients.

Let infuse for 10 min or more, strain, add some honey to taste, STAY OR GET WELL and ENJOY!!!

Oh - I also love them as a spicy Christmas decoration...