Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Inhalation vs topical use vs Ingestion

An infographic that we posted on Facebook recently that has been shared a LOT. I am putting it here so that I can refer to it and link to in when folks ask me about recommendations to apply undiluted oils to the feet, or other portions of their anatomy. 

Inhalation is the FASTEST and most EFFICIENT method to get the components of the essential oils we use into your blood stream. 

and, regarding ingestion: 

The above graphic was created and copyrighted by a knowledgeable friend.  It makes perfect sense to me! WHY would you consider drinking something that is a major component of  drain cleaner, that can strip the finish off your dining room table, or melt a plastic bottle?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Liquid Salad?

Years ago, in the early 70's, the boys and I lived in "waiting wives" housing at Niagara Falls Air Force Base while their father served in Viet Nam.  My next door neighbors (we shared a duplex) were an AF officer whose name I've forgotten, and his wife Lois.  I am thinking she must be the source of this recipe in old notebook that has totally fallen apart.  At any rate,  I visited the Farmer's Market this Sunday, and filled my kitchen with fresh veggies.  And remembered how we all used to love this.

Lois's Gazpacho





  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled
  • 1/2 cup canned tomato juice
  • 1 medium onion.
Combine these in a blends, puree for 30 seconds or until fairly smooth. Pour into a large mixing bowl.
  • 2 1/2 cups tomato juice
  • 1/4 C Olive Oil
  • 1/3 C Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp Tabasco
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp of pepper.
Mix all of these into the bowl of puree.
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1/2 large cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chives or green onions.
Dice the above vegetables fine, stir into the puree.

chill at least 4 hours, all day or overnight is better.

The Farmer's Market yielded a huge (and delicious) Cantelope, and fresh Georga Peaches.  I have recipes for iced cantelope soup with grated fresh ginger, or for chilled cantelope and peach soup.  Not sure which to experiment with next.