Fava Bean Dip

Fava Bean Dip

Whenever I hear “fava beans,” the first thing that comes to my mind is a line from The Silence of the Lambs. “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.” Few people realize that Thomas Harris, the author, didn’t put this line in the book…

Homemade Lipstick

Homemade Lipstick

      Homemade Lipstick?  Are you crazy!  That’s what I would have told someone a year ago.  In the world where there is Dior’s Addict Lipstick there is no place for homemade stuff.  Have you tried it?  Moisturizing, volumizing, mmm…. it feels, smells, and tastes perfect.  It’s actually quite addictive.   But if you keep your…

Buckwheat Cookies

Buckwheat Cookies

By now you probably know that I like everything buckwheat.  Why?  A look at the nutrition label at the back says it all.  Buckwheat is made of healthy protein, fat and carbohydrates.  It’s full of vitamins and minerals.  I first got the idea for buckwheat cookies from a cookbook by Brendan Brazier called Thrive Energy…

Daily Painting

Daily Painting

  For most of my life I could neither paint, nor draw.  It didn’t bother me much until I started homeschooling my kids following Waldorf curriculum and my artistic ignorance started to get in the way of good education.  Oh for sure, I have stood in the Louvre in front of Mona Lisa and looked at…

Homemade Sunscreen

Homemade Sunscreen

      I find it ironic that while sunscreen sales are growing and reaching $1 billion a year, skin cancer is on the rise.  Shouldn’t this be an inverse relationship? According to CNN report, 5 million people are treated for skin cancer each year. In fact, in the past three decades more people had skin…