Here’s a little trick I picked up while on vacation sometime ago. As you know vacays are supposed to be documented even if it’s for your eyes only, and you absolutely want to look your… More
I’m known for my black lips. So would I dream of creating a black lipstick bearing my name? Hell yeah! Why not?
Black has always been my signature color for as long as I can remember. To me, it signifies strength, it’s seductive and sensual.
My wardrobe is 75% black and not boring at all……I’m here to to prove it, but that’s for another post.
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Black kisses darlings 😘
As you all should know by now, I love to create, so in my spare time, when I need to clear my mind I like making food and drinks from scratch. Today I made Tamarind juice. I am sure there are 100s of recipes around, but I am sharing mine for those you might not know what Tamarind is and it’s benefit.
Tamarind is a long pod with a hard brown shell. Tamarind come from a tree found around tropical Africa, and South Asian countries, and is imported to other places mainly from many tropical regions including Asia the Caribbean.
In some parts of the Caribbean Tamarind is known as Tamarindo by the Spanish speaking islands, such as; Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. In the Islands like Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, we like to make tamarind balls with our Tamarind. The pulp is rolled into a small ball with sugar when you bite into the balls it’s tangy, sweet tasty. Similar to how I like my popcorn, sweet and salty.
Tamarind is said to be:
High in vitamin C, calcium, potassium and iron
Prevents chronic disease
Replenishes hair, skin and nails
Boosts the digestion
Acts as a mild diretic which aids weight loss
Lowers the risk of diabetes, for the record I am pre diabetic.
It can also be used for gargling to treat sore throats.
Ready to make your juice?
1. Shell tamarind pods.
2. In a sauce pot over medium heat, combine tamarind and 3 cups of the water. Bring to a simmer, stirring and mashing with back of spoon, for about 8 to 10 minutes or until tamarind is softened and mixture is thickened. The flesh at this point has mostly peeled from the seeds.
3. Using a fine mesh sieve, strain pulp into a pitcher. Slowly add the remaining 4 cups water to the pulp, mashing with the back of the spoon to extract any remaining pulp. Discard seeds.
4. Meanwhile, either make a sugar syrup by adding sugar (use your description) with one glass of water and let it boil or use honey instead. *Note: I added my to sugar to my remaining boiled Tamarind when making my syrup to eat later as a treat. Similar to the taste of the balls, sweet and tangy.
5. Sweeten tamarind water with your sugar syrup to taste and stir well.
6. Serve over ice.
Here are a few photos to remember Anthony by, from his visit to my island Jamaica.
Rip in Peace Anthony you were loved and well respected. Keep traveling to Parts Unknown.
You will be missed.
Anthony Bourdain born in New city, June 25, 1956 – died June 8, 2018 in Strasbourg, France
Author: Best seller
Chef: world renown
Life: Well travelled
Kate Spade dead at 55! I am utterly shocked.
Kate was born Katherine Noel Brosnahan, but was known professionally as Kate Spade, she was an American fashion designer and businesswoman. She was the namesake and former co-owner of the designer brand Kate Spade New York. She and Andy Spade founded the Kate Spade New York in 1993 brand together. She sold 56% of the company to Neiman Marcus Group in 1999, and the rest of the company in 2006. In 2016, she and her partners launched a new fashion brand called Frances Valentine, she also went by the name Kate Valentine.
December 24, 1962 – June 5, 2018)
I have been designing fun T-shirts for years, and I must say I really enjoy doing so.
Take a look at my new collection, along with some style inspo below. I hope you like them.
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