For me this year’s pumpkin spice latte and warm sweater season officially began. In my opinion it’s a perfect moment to switch from my favourite lemon and rosemary body scrub to the autumn/winter cinnamon and vanilla version. I could write the whole book about benefits of using homemade natural beauty products on your skin, but I will only limit myself to say, that this particular scrub will make your skin soft and smooth. And obviously you will know what you put on your body. And it definitely smells like Christmas (so if you’re looking for some DIY-Christmas-gift-idea you still have plenty of time to test the recipe).
After a long break I’m back for good with lots of new post ideas. I would like to start the new post series about eco-friendly housekeeping with my top tips for green laundry. Honestly said, doing laundry is one of my least favourite activities. In my opinion, it’s a time-consuming never-ending process. What's more, it’s usually expensive and damaging to the environment. Unfortunately, the following tips won’t necessarily help you to save the time spent on washing, but definitely will allow you to reduce your spendings on laundry detergents and your environmental impact. Additionally, your clothes will smell like lavender field (or like anything you want).
Once upon a time, I overheard two students talking about carrot soup in a tram. The recipe was quite easy: you have to boil some carrots in water, add a teaspoon of ground ginger, season with salt, than blend and the soup is ready. At that time I thought, I’ve never given the carrot soup a try. I was however afraid, that the overheard recipe won’t meet my taste expectations. I think that this kind of dishes are so popular, especially among the students, because they’re cheap and uncomplicated. My version of creamy carrot soup is a little bit more sophisticated, but it’s definitely worth the effort.
I’ve already mentioned, that I love pancakes. I’ve tried out hundreds of recipes, but I usually stick to my basic pancake batter recipe and experiment with different toppings and spices (check out my post about sugar free lemon & vanilla vegan pancakes). This time I came up with a completely different idea. I used ground millet instead of flour, added rose petals and decorated the pancakes with fresh figs and rose syrup. The final effect was spectacular. The dish looks like a really exclusive dessert, although it’s actually cheap and easy to make.
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