Turmeric has been known for ages to be beneficial in many ways. Some research shows that it helps with reducing symptoms of arthritis with it's anti-inflammatory properties, helps to kill off cancer cells, slows the aging process and many other benefits. Here is my favorite tea using the goodness of turmeric in this flavor-infused wholesome warm beverage. You can use freshly grated or dried spice turmeric. I love Simply Organic brand from Frontier Foods if you can find it. Pure cranberry adds a delicious tanginess and is so beneficial to drink for those of us prone to UTI's. if you don't love the tanginess of the tea you can sweeten it with local honey and add a boost of protection against seasonal allergies. I love knowing that I'm doing my body good while enjoying this delicious tea. Most of all, I love the taste!
1 cup hot water (not quite boiling)
Juice of 1/2 or less fresh, organic lemon
1 - 2 tsp Turmeric spice, dried or freshly grated
1 tsp or less , to taste, 100% Cranberry Juice Concentrate (I love Dynamic Health brand)
1/2 tsp local raw honey *optional
Remember to stir the turmeric as you drink your warm tea since it doesn't completely dissolve. Enjoy!
Several years ago I came across this natural all-purpose cleaning recipe and have used it faithfully ever since. I love how it works on all surfaces. With my microfiber cleaning cloth and this solution, cleaning is easy and I don't worry about harmful chemicals. Try it out!
Natural All-Purpose Cleaning Solution
Mix and pour into a spray bottle:
2 cups water
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 dash blue dish washing liquid (such as Dawn)
Sometimes I add a touch of lemon oil and/or baking soda for tough to clean stuff and clean smell but then I don't use it on all surfaces. For example, if I add a drop of lemon oil I don't use the spray on my windows, and if I add baking soda then I won't use it to clean all of my wood surfaces because it may be too abrasive for some.
This solution is amazing for keeping stainless steel clean. My husband has drinking fountains at his office. Using this spray every so often eliminates the white hard water stains that can accumulate. I use it on literally all my surfaces; glass, countertops, wood.