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SIMPLE PLEASURE - Making Herbs de Provence - recipe by Elizabeth Podsiadlo
1 cup dried basil
3/4 cup dried thyme
1/2 cup dried savory
1/3 cup dried oregano
1/4 cup dried sage
1/8 cup ground fennel seeds
1/8 cup dried lavender blossoms
Measure out all ingredients and mix well in a large bowl.
Package in a glass jar with a good sealing lid, or in small envelopes to be given out as gifts.
"A breath and taste of heaven, the country and the fields."
SIMPLE PLEASURE - Saving Christmas Letters - by Elizabeth Podsiadlo
A lot of folks cringe when they receive a fat folded Christmas Letter hidden neatly within the fold of a beautiful Christmas card. A two pager, no less, single spaced, no photos. Yep, some folks just donít like to get em. I, however, LOVE receiving Christmas letters, so this Simple Pleasure is about saving your favorite Christmas Letters from your friends and family and binding them into an album. Add pictures if you like. Some folks have the album out on display all year. I like to pull mine out in July. I go through my Christmas Letter Album (my book has no photos) and re-read letters from those dearest to me. Long after the rush of Christmas has passed during July, when no one moves very fast and we need a distraction from the heat.
SIMPLE PLEASURE - Saving Seeds - by Evelyn Alemanni
Nature's bounty is an amazing thing. Think of the return on investment from just one seed! With that in mind, I collect seeds from my flowering annuals and pack them in clear plastic sleeves. I add a small label made with my inkjet printer showing a picture of the flower and instructions for planting. People love to receive these as gifts, and whatever is leftover goes back into my garden for next spring.
Creating Bath Salts for Friends - by Ginny Robinson
2 C. Epsom salts (from any drug store)
6 or 7 drops of either lemon grass, lavender or Tea Tree oil (you can even combine them) - from Michael's or any health food store.
6 or 7 drops of food coloring (your choice)
Mix in a glass bowl
Put in a nice bottle with a pretty bow
Directions for use: Add 1/2 C. to a nice warm bath and relax!
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