Half & Half
A dairy product that consists of equal parts cream and whole milk. It is usually 10 to 12 percent milk fat. In some cases it can be used as a cream substitute, however it can not be whipped.
Fresh berries and cream have to be one of the oldest and most classic desserts. The fruit, complemented by the sweet cream, creates a timeless and highly sophisticated dessert that beautifully finishes any meal. Smooth goat cheese is an unexpected ingredient, making for a subtle surprise. To make this delectable and simple dessert before the season's berries have disappeared, read more
If a regular root beer float is a little too tame for you, then I suggest you spice things up a bit with the grown-up version. Sure you could spike your root beer with bourbon, but why not take it to the next level? Why not indulge in a properly mixed drink that tastes just like a root beer float? The strangest part is that it actually doesn't use root beer as a base, it uses Coke! To find out how to make this fantastic concoction, read more
littlemissme is looking like a modern-day Grecian goddess in her draped and gathered cream of the crop look. She proves that ivory can look good on paler skin, and I like how she broke up the monochromatic look with a darker belt. Very classic and sophisticated!
Here's what she's wearing:
- Dress: Monki
- Top: Indiska
- Shoes: Vintage
- Belt: Vintage
Congrats to littlemissme!
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I always see Horizon Organic products when I go shopping. Their motto is "Good from the beginning," which just about sums up their mission. They use environmentally beneficial practices, promote the livelihood of family farms, treat their animals with compassion, and provide healthy products.
I am a huge fan for what Horizon Organic stands for. They work with, educate, and support hundreds of family farms which supply 80% of their milk. All the farms are organic, which means they use farming methods that respect the earth and nurture their animals.
They use sustainable farming techniques like crop rotation and composting to ensure their soil's fertility. To control pests, they don't use harmful chemicals like most farms, but rather non-toxic materials like vegetable oil. Their cows are fed 100% organic feed and graze on pesticide free land. You won't find any growth hormones or antibiotics in their cows.
Horizon Organic makes everything from cheese, to butter, to yogurt, to milk and cream, to cottage cheese, and even smoothies. As you all know, dairy products are a great source of protein and calcium.
Fit's Tips: Look for Horizon Organic dairy products at your local grocery store. You can feel good about getting food that's good for you from a company who cares.
Lanolin..I've seen it listed as an ingredient on many a bottle of lotion. That got me wondering what exactly it is and where does it come from? Well, I learned that lanolin is a fatty, yellowish substance that comes from the wool of sheep. It is excreted by the sebaceous glands on their skin, and acts as waterproofing so they don't get cold. You might also hear it called wool fat, wool wax, or wool grease. I prefer to call it lanolin - it just sounds classier.
Sheep are not harmed in the process of "harvesting" (for lack of a better word) lanolin. When sheep farmers sheer their sheep to get the wool (about once a year), they then extract the greasy Vaseline-like lanolin from the sheared wool before they wash it. Sheering the wool doesn't hurt the sheep, it's basically like getting a haircut.
Lanolin can be found in soaps, cosmetics, ointments, creams, as a lubricant, and in finishing and preserving leather. Surprisingly it is also an ingredient in some varnishes and paints.
Although lanolin is natural, many people have allergic reactions to it. It can also clog your skin's pores and may cause you to break out.
Fit's Tips: If you've used products with lanolin, and haven't had any bad reactions, it's fine to keep using them because lanolin is a completely natural ingredient.
When I get stressed out, it's inevitable that my face will break out. It happens to everyone, but that doesn't make me feel better. When pimples show up, I want them to disappear ASAP.
At the drug store, there are tons of acne treatments, so what really works? There are 2 main ingredients that you'll see listed on zit creams.
Benzoyl Peroxide - It comes in gels or creams with 2.5%, 5%, or 10% concentration. Research suggests that the 5% and 10% formulas don't work better, and the 2.5% is better tolerated by the skin. It commonly causes dryness and irritation. Some people may be more sensitive to it, and suffer from burning, itching, peeling, or swelling.
Salicylic Acid - Blemishes are formed when skin cells inside hair follicles shed too fast and clump together, which plug up the follicle. Salicylic Acid treats acne by causing skin cells to slough off more readily, preventing pores from clogging up. Use a lotion or pad with this ingredient daily to prevent possible break outs.
Fit's Tips: I recommend trying them both out. Our complexions are so different, and one ingredient may work better for you. They both are meant to dry up the offensive area, so if you notice your skin peeling excessively, cut down on your use.
As a noun: the thick white or pale yellow fatty liquids that rises to the top of a glass of milk that is left standing and can be used as an accompaniment to desserts or eaten as an ingredient. Example: strawberries and cream or a cream sauce.
As a verb: (1) to work (butter, typically with sugar) to form a smooth, soft paste. Example: In a bowl with an electric mixer cream together butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. (2) to mash a cooked vegetable and mix with milk or cream. Example: to cream spinach.
Externally, an oil or cream made from cayenne can help relieve back pain. Cayenne contains Capsaicin, which is a powerful pain reliever used in commercial creams. You should be able to purchase an oil or cream containing cayenne from your local health food store. You can also make a cream by mixing a small amount of cayenne pepper with a skin cream, like Eucerin.
If you're more an oil gal, you can also make cayenne oil, all you need is:
- 1/4 cup of cayenne pepper powder -- get a good quality spice
- 1/2 cup olive oil -- again get a good quality oil
Combine the cayenne and oil in a jar with a lid. Allow the mixture to sit for at least 2 weeks before straining.
Fit's Tip: When using cayenne cream or oil, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly afterwards, and definitely keep your hands away from your eyes.