Monday, February 27, 2012

Cheese Danish

Dough: 1 batch of sweet boule Recipe 2 pound ball (size of a cantaloupe)or plain boule.

1 8oz. package of cream cheese (softened to room temperture)
1/4 c. powdered  evaporated cane juice
1/2 tsp. lemon juice

1/2 c. powdered  evaporated cane juice
1-2 tsp. milk almond milk (original or vanilla)

Roll flat like for cinnamon rolls, Roll up, and slice off individual rolls using a sharp knife or piece of kitchen twine.

Do not uncoil, place on ungreased cookie sheet. Make an indention into the top of each coil, using either your thumb or a wet spoon. In a bowl, mix cream cheese, ECJ and lemon juice until smooth. Place about 1 tablespoon. of cheese mixture into indentions. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes. Combine ECJ and milk until smooth. Drizzle frosting over the Danish while still warm.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

What does Organic really mean?

by Loku.

Skin toner transition!

During the winter, we normally use our space heaters and a forced air furnace. While keeping us warm and toasty, it really dries my skin out. So, I discovered that I can transition my toner from astringent to moisturing. What I did was I added 2 tsps of vegetable glycerin and 1 oz of rose water per 3 ozs of toner. I poured out my toner into a bowl, added them and mixed them really well just poured it back into the bottle with a funnel.

Vegetable glycerin is an emollient, a humectant and it's hygroscopic (attracts water from the air). Rosewater nourishes the skin with a plethora of benefits. It tightens pores, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, and balances sebum production. It also is naturally antibacterial!