I like to make a simple cup of Rosemary Tea after a workout in the morning. It’s warm, which is good because after I cool down, I am freezing! When I workout, I don’t mess around ~ I work very hard and sweat ~ it isn’t pretty but I’ve heard it will keep me in shape. Afterwards, it is nice to relax a few minutes and sip a cup of tea and this one is perfect. Rosemary is said to be good for: colds, female problems, headaches, nerves, sore throats and weight loss among other ailments. How can you lose?
Anyways, this is how I make it. First run out and get some rosemary, just a sprig will do.
Then seep it in a couple of cups of water. I use the coffeemaker without any coffee grounds in it. I’m not allowed to use whistling tea pots anymore. That is another story for another time but did you know that teapots left on the stove with the eye turned on can get so hot that the paint on the teapot melts? That is the short version of why I’m not allowed to use the teapot anymore ~ it is strictly for looks.
Back to the tea. Let the rosemary seep in the hot water for about 10 – 15 minutes. If you leave it in too long it will taste like medicine and that isn’t as relaxing and pleasant as rosemary tea just right.
When the tea has seeped and you can smell a faint rosemary fragrance, then you know it is ready. I like to add a little lemon since I almost always have some lemons or limes in the fridge. (the sprig of rosemary shown in the picture is only for aesthetics ~ don’t leave it in it will get too strong)
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Welcome to my blog covering everything from interior design, gardening, cooking, nutrition and who knows what all. You will find my philosophy on life in general and I hope you will enjoy this glimpse of my life. Serving God, my family and friends is my greatest blessing & I am so happy you are visiting. My training is in Interior Design and for many years I owned an Interior Design business but when we moved to Nashville I wanted to do something different. I have always enjoyed doing a variety of things so blogging seemed like a good outlet for all my interests. Through the years and expecially lately, many of you have ask me for some of my recipes, skin care tips and much much more. So here goes!
Family ~ Food ~ Fun ~ Faith that is what you will find here, although not necessarily in that order.
If you don’t see anything new here try some of the other pages, you never know what might be happening!
There’s a simple cup of Rosemary Tea in Favorite Recipes.
Tidbits from Becki has a hair tip for you.
September 24, 2010 ~ There is a sad entry on Grandpups today.
September 23, 2010 A new recipe for Autumn – yum
Check out the Butternut Squash with Apples and Cinnamon recipe on the Favorite Recipes page!
Just me and my camera cruisin’ around the countryside enjoying the last few days of summer and watching fall come in.
This is the “Welcome” display to the Hicklen Farms in Nolensville, TN; it helps locate the entrance among all the curves and hills on the way out there. At Hicklen Farms you’ll find pumpkins, squash, cornstalks and all kinds of farm stuff to decorate for fall or get in the Halloween spirit. They have some cute displays set up for more inspirations. See some of them below.
And there are so many pretty places around…….
Pretty roadside view, it looks like the beautiful summer plants are getting tired. Autumn is the most beautiful time of the year but ohhhh how I hate to see summer fade away. These are some of the sights I saw driving around today. Driving? Yes that’s why you see roadside stuff!
This is my way of saying good-bye to summer, my favorite time of the year. I love the heat (not the humidity) and the fresh vegetables straight from the garden or in our case the Farmer’s Market. Please take time to enjoy every last minute of this day!
A few braves flowers peek over the bridge embankment!
Get ready! Tomorrow is the first day of Fall, can you believe how fast this summer has gone? It started off hot and rainy and ended hot and dry. That usually means the leaves won’t be as colorful as when we have a wet season, hopefully, some of the spring moisture will still be around enough to color the leaves a lot of brilliant reds, oranges and golds.
Favorite Recipes has a new recipe: Zucchini Boats if you are interested
September 7, 2010 OK, this was just too cool. Our cute little A/C guy was here for the regular maintenance call and when he was leaving he said, “I still love your ceiling. Everytime I turn your corner I say to myself ~ there’s the cool ceiling!”
I hope you can see how pretty it really is ~ I promise I’m going to learn to take pictures someday!
The crepe myrtle we planted 4 summers ago has finally bloomed!
September 7, 2010 Is it autumn already! Our busy little hummingbirds are frantically trying to stock up for their migration south ~ south-er! We only have about six this year, don’t know what happened to Frank and Scruffy. Frank was Frank because he was always so meticulously groomed he made us think of Frank Sinatra in a tux. And poor Scruffy always looked like he’d just rolled out of bed after a hard night, but he was so cute!
When it gets this time of the year they feed frantically and they don’t like to share at all ~ it isn’t as if they ever like to share. But you can see the “boss” sitting on her rooste just waiting for any other birds to try and feed. She’s meaner than dirt! I couldn’t get more than one at a time because they are just too fast for me.
I’m getting a little behind in my blogging but still want to show you what is happening in my backyard.
June 27, 2010 Ok, I’ve been set straight, it is Evening Primrose ~ beautiful whatever name you call it. And so fun to watch in the evening. It slowly puffs up then *poof* it pops open and slowly finishes opening completely and stays until about 9:00 or 10:00 the next morning.
We spent a wonderful long weekend in Goshen, IN for our first granddaughter’s graduation. Graduation is always bittersweet but most of the time we were laughing and having a good time. The weather was hot but it was great to spend time with family and friends ~ not to mention all the really good food. Thanks Tim! Tim is our son-in-law/gourmet cook and he NEVER disappoints us with new dishes to try and some old stand-bys with a twist. Sorry, I was so busy eating, I forgot to take any pictures of our brunch😦
We also spent some time visiting some of our favorite spots in town ~ and yes, there was plenty of time spent eating. Goshen, IN is a cute little town and the ‘powers that be’ have worked hard to get looking so pretty and inviting. Here’s a sample of some of the ‘cute spots’
This was so nice to be with everyone and I’m sorry you don’t get to see pictures of my sisters and their families, my nieces and nephews. There were Open Houses and worship services. Great meals and we even met up with some friends of Becki and Tim’s from Montreal and Arizona ~ hadn’t seen them for ages!
When I looked out my kitchen window this morning, there was a magnolia just starting to open. By 10:00 it was completely open and ohhh so beautiful. Please take time to enjoy some of God’s creation today.
Friday, May 21, 2010 Do you know I have to look at the “date” notice at the bottom of my computer screen every time I want to write the date! There is probably a name for that type of behavior ~ oh wait, I already know what it is ~ spacey!
Monday, May 10, 2010 My adopted hometown, Nashville, TN has been working to recover from the terrible floods of last weekend. Strangers, family and friends are pulling together to help each other. It is beautiful to see and it seems we have gotten our priorities straight real quick. Nothing is more important than family and friends (strangers are just friends we haven’t met) There are so many stories of unexpected compassion and an outpouring of help from all over. Church families working tirelessly to clean up. There have been and will continue to be many fund-raisers to cope with the huge loss. Plese keep us in your prayers and if you would like to help, please see below. Thanks, Jeanie
One benefit: Music City Keep on Playin’ A benefit for flood relief . It is on GAC Sunday evening, May 16th at 8:00 p.m. CST. If you would like more information please click on the link below.
Monday, May 3, 2010 Today seemed like a good day to do some deep cleaning around the house. After wrestling with the vacuum and finally getting the brush attachment assembled I began the tedious job of vacuuming around the baseboards of the guest room ~ after all the guests were gone now :( It didn’t take long to realize there is a reason we don’t do this stuff anymore. Nobody cares! At least I don’t, do you? I’m going to go get a pedicure :)
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God; it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. Psalm 100
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Sometimes I get so sick of all the political bickering and pettiness, I’m so glad God’s in control and even if I don’t know what will work for the best, He does.
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peacable, gentle and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. James 3:16-18
Why can’t we all just play nice?
Saturday, April 24, 2010 This morning when a friend gave me a hug, she stopped, drew back and said, “Wow, you feel strong ~ you’re solid.” I spent the entire day feeling buffed. It was a great day