PASTICCIO WITH SPINACH AND FETA taken from Good Housekeeping Step by Step Vegetarian Cookbook SERVES 4-6 225g (8 oz) dried penne, shells or other pasta shapes salt and pepper 1 onion 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 15ml (1 tbsp) chopped fresh thyme 450g (1 lb) frozen leaf spinach, thawed […]
Imagination is more important than knowledge. –Albert Einstein Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. –Picasso No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt Art is a calling. Artists are not discovered in school. Artists do not just paint for themselves, and they don’t simply paint for […]
Sandalwood Shower Massage 24 drops sandalwood EO 6 drops ylang-ylang EO 1/4 c. rolled oats 1-1/2 c. boiling water 8 oz. Castile or pure soap, coarsely grated 1/4 c. whole-wheat flour 1/2 tsp glycerin Combine the sandalwood and ylang-ylang EOs in a small dish and set aside. In a food processor, grind the oats to […]
Dog Soap Bar 4 oz. melt and pour soap base 1 Tbsp organic herbal shampoo 400 IU Vitamin E 1/4 teaspoon liquid glycerin essential oils of tea tree, peppermint, or lavender Melt the base and then add the rest of the ingredients.
Orange Julius Soap by Sue Traudt 2 cups transparent M&P, melted 2 tsps honey 1 tsp Almond Oil 1 tsp French white clay powder 1/4-1/2 tsp Orange FO or EO 1/4-1/2 tsp Vanilla FO While the M&P was melting, mix the French clay, the almond oil, and the honey together in a small bowl. When […]
Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Tomatoes and Feta 3 large portobello mushroom caps 1 medium tomato 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup/4oz./60 ml) crumbled feta cheese 1/3 cup (80 ml) + 1 tablespoon bread crumbs 6 fresh sage leaves 1 egg salt and pepper to taste olive oil for greasing pan PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Clean […]
Ever lacked the money even for milk and bread, much less art supplies, but felt that if you didn’t creating something you’d go on a tri-state killing spree? Luckily, with just a little imagination, there are things you can do to keep your artistic muscles exercised until the day when you can afford that bottle […]
A list in progress, frequently edited and updated. * coffee beans (will sink, good for sliced loaf soaps) * coffee grounds * small plastic insects * cosmetic-grade glitter * Easter grass * tiny jingle bells for Xmas (will sink, duh) * silk flower petals (most real petals will discolor, even if they’re already dried) * […]
To your favorite soap recipe, add the following: 1-1.5 oz. SweetCakes Juicy Lime FO 1 small jar of spinach baby food for colorant or some light green soap colorant Great for men or women, and perfect for those mornings you don’t want to wake up.