arinca natural herb

Arnica- mountain herb- uses and benefits

Don’t be fooled by arnica’s pretty face. The lovely, daisy-like flowers of this mountain herb can send blood pressure into the stratosphere and cause permanent heart damage. Distilled oils from arnica, or teas made from…

Lemon uses and benefits

The Facts You didn’t Know about Lemon

You get more than a tart blast when you suck on a lemon slice or sip lemonade. Lemons are an extraordinarily rich source of healing chemical compounds that improve immunity, strengthen blood vessels, help skin…

Honey Facts and uses

Why Honey use is Important in Daily life

Sweet foods are hardly in short supply these days, but there’s still something special about honey. After all, honey is the unique creation of swarms of bees that cover a six-mile radius in nectar collection.…

milk shake

Toasted Oatmeal and Brown Sugar Shake

This shake is the brainchild of my friend Dawn, who was inspired by the wide range of oatmeal-based drinks throughout Latin America and much of the Caribbean. In different countries the drinks may have different…

starwberry shake

Strawberry- basil shake

Infusing a syrup with basil, rather than using the herb right in the shake, provides a round basil flavor with a little extra pluck from the acidity of the white wine. Choose a crisp wine…

chocolate and vanilla shake

VanBan black & White shake

Into one or two tall, chilled glasses, pour a layer of VanBan shake, followed by a layer of chocolate, another layer of VanBan, another layer of chocolate, and finishing with a last layer of VanBan…

vanilla shake

Lavender Honey–Vanilla Shake

Lavender Honey–Vanilla Shake: Not surprisingly, the flavor of culinary lavender is herbaceous and floral, so it underscores beautifully the floral notes in the honey.  MAKES ABOUT 3½ CUPS | 28 OUNCES | 850 MILLILITERS ½…