Thursday, 16 February 2012

How to pamper yourself, inside and out

Main: Jade Blend
A collection of:  Bamboo Rice, Wheat berries, Basmati Rice, Green Lentils, Split baby garbanzo beans, Daikon radish seeds.   Topped with roasted, slivered almonds and Scallion

Side:  Impromptu Yogurt Guacamole,
Avocado, chopped tomato, plain Balkan style yogurt, Lime juice, Rooster sauce and ground sea salt and pepper to taste. 

This is what I had for dinner tonight. Lately, I haven't been feeling like myself.  A combination of winter weather, heavy thinking and incessant bus catching have finally caught up to me; making me feel off balance and depleted of essential, raw, nutrients.

After an uncomfortable and uneventful trip home this evening, I burst though my door, relishing in the idea that I had finally made it back to my safe, warm abode. With so much to do and very little energy to even organize myself with, I put Augustus Pablo onto my speakers, drew myself an Epsom salt bath - and without giving it any thought at all - indulged myself into my warm, bubbly ceramic utopia. This sounds great doesn't it?.. it would of been greater if it weren't for my speakers cutting out every other second! The only quick fix - with out having to actually move a limb to fix it - was to just emerge my head under water and hope that the faulty wiring of my Cerwin Vega's would fix itself out.

After my well deserved  bath, I took a bottle of Orange Blossom water out of my fridge, poured some into a spray bottle and just sprayed....sprayed like I have never sprayed before.  If you are unaware of the therapeutic benefits in which Orange Blossom brings, I must tell you.

Orange Blossom water is well....Orange Blossom distilled in water, commonly used in French and Middle Eastern desert dishes. Not only can you use this water for culinary purposes but you can also use it as a refreshing skin toner and soother. At the moment I am suffering  from a mysterious (possibly deadly) skin rash. Orange Blossom helps to aid and refresh irritated skin. Also, it's slight astringency helps to fight blemishes and refine pores. Its sent is light, smelling like, you guessed rind with a hint of grass.  This is a scent that brings you to a warm summers evening, when you and your friends decide to have an orange eating contest at the picnic table in your friends backyard. After the contest, you realize that your hands are wet and sticky, so you try to wipe your hands onto the grass. It's 8:47 pm and the last kindle of sun light settles down into the horizon. The cool night air meets the heat of the previously scorched summer ground, creating a mist that lightly blankets, and sweetens all matter underneath it; the deck, the picnic table, the soccer ball, the grass and of course, your sticky, grassy orange hands. If you close your eyes and imagine yourself in this moment, then you my friend, have discovered the essence of 'Orange Blossom Water'.
You can experience this at the low price of $1.97 for a 250ml. glass bottle from any local grocery store that carries a decent selection of ethnic/imported foods.


1 comment:

  1. Good job with the new format! Much more reader-friendly. Looking goooood :)

    P.S. Now I'm (even more) hungry