Crazy for Cinnamon!

As I walked into the grocery store yesterday, I was greeted by the delicious aroma of cinnamon!  Cinnamon is one of those spices that whisks me back to wonderful moments in my childhood... Whether it's with mom sitting at the kitchen table savoring a wonderful cup of hot cocoa infused with cinnamon, twirling a cinnamon stick in a warm cup of milk before bed time, taking in the delicious aroma … [Read more...]

The Wonders of Lavender

A few days ago, my six year old Sabrina who is spending her summer in Provence with my parents, shared with excitement that she had discovered the wonders of fresh lavender. "I LOVE lavender, mommy" she exclaimed… and after a few giggles, she added " I love to eat lavender!" Just as her sisters before her she could not resist the appeal of these beautiful little flowers which grow abundantly … [Read more...]

Miraculous Properties of Aloe Vera

Aloe, aloe everywhere, for your skin and for your hair, take a little for your tummy or rub some on your gums if they feel funny. While the Aloe Vera plant has been aiding humankind for centuries already, it has not been until recently that it has experienced a revival of sorts within the modern medical community. Many proponents of this green succulent of the lily family claim that Aloe … [Read more...]