Thursday, November 22, 2012

Bouncing Cranberries

Recently I discovered that cranberries are filled with air pockets, hence their ability to bounce. I never really gave it much thought, even while gazing at them floating in water, attributable to aforesaid air pockets.  Rotten berries will not bounce, nor will they float. Be sure to discard those.

Why is cranberry sauce served with turkey? I'm guessing the Native American Indians are responsible. A quick Google entry of "Native American Cranberry Sauce" affirms this. In my search I found this wonderful recipe, appropriately titled  Native American Cranberry Sauce and credited to somebody's grandmother, an Ojibwa Indian. The recipe calls for maple syrup, not sugar, authenticating the recipe.

 One of my clients (and you know who you are!) provided me with this recipe for Classic Cranberry Sauce the side-dish having become a family tradition, made every Thanksgiving. What's Martha Stewart's recipe you might ask? (I didn't grow up with Rachel Ray so don't ask me about hers.) I found this Quick Cranberry Sauce recipe that, according to one comment, is best when chopped candied ginger is stirred into the finished product - the amount being unspecified.

My Holiday facial at Rosehips Beauty will include the Cranberry Pomegranate Masque from Eminence. mixed right into the Blueberry Soy Recovery Masque and topped with the Chocolate Mouse. Delicious and beautifying!

Cranberries, by the way, are high in antioxidants and Vitamin C, while also being anti-cancer, reducing high blood pressure & the likelihood of blood clots, and being known to help reduce LDLs. - (Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or a nutritionist & this article does not replace their good advice.)

Which Cranberry Sauce recipe am I going to try this year? Most likely the one from the Ojibwa Indian . . . unless my boyfriend objects. "We've got all this organic sugar" he informed me just now. Alright. Relationships involve some compromise. Classic Cranberry Sauce with organic sugar it is!

Happy Thanksgiving! Only eat bouncing cranberries!

Warmly yours,

+ Kat J. Hall
Aesthetician, Beautifier & RYT
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Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Four Things

“Aside from water, there are Four Things women should consume regularly,” a client informs me, adding, “I got this information from a friend who saw it on the T.V. program  The Doctors.” She then listed them off:
  1. Resveratrol
  2. Fish Oil
  3. Vitamin D
  4. Dark Chocolate
On her way to a Mexican Restaurant in North Raleigh I added a fifth one - “Tequila.” Kidding aside, Tequila is really good for you. Just ask those worms you see floating at the bottom of the bottle. 
I don’t have a T.V. set, and this is really hard on my out-of-town guests who then drag me out to local bars/restaurants to watch a game, any game, anything to break up the monotony of my fascination with my Mac. So far, I’ve seen games at The Oxford, Tobacco Road, The Point, Dave’s Dumplings, & the Cameron Grill. If it were the focus of this blog, I could tell you which one to go to if you want to hang out with the alcoholics, and which one will deaden your senses for other reasons, and which one will leave you with a crick in your neck. But, The Best Bar* To Watch A Game, is not the point. What is the point is that Dark Chocolate is now officially one of The Major Food Groups, something the English, you know, the ones across the pond, figured out a long time ago. 
This is intended to be a short blog, at least shorter than prior entries, so I will get straight to the point (no not that one.) My business, Rosehips Beauty is offering a vitamin and nutrient rich and amazing multiphase release vegan capsule containing resveratrol and evening primrose oil, so you can at least close in on the first two items on the Four Things. It is called “Firm Skin” and it is a daily supplement for beauty. Check  it out and  contact me to order: (919) 696-7265 or I do Google Checkout, so you can pay conveniently online and have your product sent to you. Mention this Blog for free shipping.
Firm Skin Vitamins - 30 Vegan Friendly Vitamin Capsules for $56.00.
The facts:
Description: Antioxidant-rich, firming multi-phase release vegan pill in pill vitamin capsules
Skin Type: All skin types, especially mature
Key Ingredients:
  1. Seabuckthorn: vitamin rich, nutrient rich; protective
  2. Vitamin A: refining; reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  3. Vitamin E: supplies direct antioxidants, protects the epidermis, and effectively combats free radicals
  4. Resveratrol: anti-aging antioxidant; anti-inflammatory and immune boosting
  5. Grape Seed: antioxidant, emollient; supplies active bioflavonoids, combats free radicals, acts as a rejuvenating agent, and lubricates
  6. Quercetin: antioxidant flavonoid and anti-inflammatory
P.S. The Cameron Grill*