Monday, September 5, 2016

Two Healthy Drinks

I have been known to occasionally make a warm "tea" of an evening.  I've written about it before here.  I used to call it "Creamy Turmeric Tea."  I find that it has another name: "Golden Milk."

More often lately, I've been making what my husband calls my "crazy juice."  It's a recipe called Good Girl Moonshine by Trim Healthy Mama here.

The main ingredients are vinegar and ginger.  These are excellent anti-inflammatory tonics for the body.

I shared the recipe with some friends who have painful medical conditions such as fibromyalgia.  They suggested I add turmeric and black pepper.  These are synergistic, which means the ingredients help each other work better.

The vinegar, ginger, and pepper give this drink lots of Zing!

Here's how I make my drink:

I get out a clean, dry spaghetti sauce jar.  This is the right size for my version of the recipe.

First, I add 1/8 teaspoon of stevia because that's the last thing I want to forget.

I put a few shakes of black pepper, about 1/8 teaspoon, onto a piece of paper. I roll the paper so it's "sort of" folded in half, then tap that into the jar.
I also add one capsule of turmeric and three capsules of powdered ginger.
I found that pouring vinegar into a 1.5 Tablespoon measure is really messy, but a certain shot glass measures 1.5 Tablespoons to the lower line.  I add the vinegar to the jar.
I add a little water, swirl around to stir, fill with ice, and add water almost to the top.
I drink it with a straw, stirring before each sip.

I make a jar in the morning to take with me to work, then I make another jar to sip during supper and beyond.

I highly recommend this drink.

I have yet to determine if it will help me lose weight.

A Little Sewing

Right after my last post, May 21, I finally finished a winter skirt just to get it off the table.

I finished the skirt on May 30 and took some pictures.

I used pattern McCall's 6654:

I made two layers, one skinnier than the other.  I used the long, slim version and made it based on my measurements.  I had to take it in about two inches.  I flared it out while cutting to make an outer layer.

I shortened the outer layer it with a hi-lo hem to enhance the layered effect. Here's how I cut the outer layer:

I attached the skirts to the elastic in opposite directions:

The inner layer is a very slick knit of man-made fibers.  The outer layer is a lightweight sweater knit.  Here's how it looks on the table:

Here's how it looks on me:

I put this away to save it for "winter" (in Florida, that's anything under 50 degrees Fahrenheit).

I have a big project waiting for me to work on it.  I will share when I'm done with it.