Monday, February 27, 2017

Lemon Curd Moments

Lemon Curd tastes absolutely divine. I can easily eat spoonful after spoonful right out of the jar. The lovely England is the the place of origin of "lemon curd" dating back to the early 1800's. Made with butter, sugar, eggs, lemon oil, and lemon juice, lemon curd is an extraordinary invention. 

WILKON & SONS LTD has been making one of the best lemon curds on the planet in Tiptree, Essex England. It can be found in specialty markets in many countries. I myself bought it at a local gourmet shop in the "United States" and my moments have been full of bliss every time I have a spoonful, or tow, or three of WILKON & SONS LTD lemon curd. It's simply marvelous!

When life brings you lemons, make lemon curd, and eat lemon curd.  Happy Lemon Curd Moments!

WILKON & SONS LTD is extraordinary!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Turmeric Moments

Turmeric, is a healing root that should be consumed by all human beings for a multitude of health benefits. One wonderful way to enjoy turmeric is as a beverage called "Golden Milk."It's easy to prepare and its great taste will have you feeling vibrant.

Here's a recipe for "GOLDEN MILK"

3 cups flax milk or any non dairy milk
1 tablespoon fresh turmeric root
1 tablespoon fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons agave nectar
1/2 cup alkaline water
Adjust any of these ingredients to taste

Grind turmeric root and ginger close to a fine powder
Add all ingredients into a pot to boil
Let simmer for at least 10 minutes
Use a strainer to pour the golden milk into a cup


Lavender Moments

The scent of lavender flowers is very soothing to the senses. Its fragrance is calming and gentle and when used as an essential oil on the body it reduces stress. Purple flowers known as lavender are a flowering plant of the mint family. Lavender's history goes back some 2500 years where it was first used in parts of the Mediterranean, Middle East and India. Walking through lavender fields is one way to enjoy these beautiful flowers. The amazing lavender can also be enjoyed in culinary form to enhance the flavor of baked goods, cheese, desserts, soups, salads, meat, and seafood. Many countries use lavender to make lotion, shampoo, and soap. It's unique fragrance is magical. Take time to enjoy plenty of "lavender moments."

Happy Lavender Moments!

Lavender Infused Butter Cookies

1 cup of top quality unsalted butter, softened,  1/2 cup of raw sugar, 1 cup of unbleached white flour,
one tablespoon of vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons of culinary lavender flowers.

Blend the butter and sugar in a bowl with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add one tablespoon of vanilla extract along with the 2 teaspoons of culinary lavender flowers. Mix in the flour. (You can add a bit more flour depending on whether you prefer a softer or harder cookie).

Shape the dough into balls and place on baking sheet with parchment paper. Press the cookies gently with the palm of your hand and bake for 10-12 minutes in an oven at 350 degrees. Once the cookies are baked allow than cool for a few minutes and than enjoy them with a cup of your favorite tea.