Sunday, December 23, 2012


Oh how I love pomegranates! They are so sweet and such a treat to eat.  Lately though I've been reading all about the health benefits of this amazing fruit and it seems like the benefits are endless. 
This miracle fruit is mentioned in the Quran to be one of the fruits in heaven. Also, according to some research that I've done it's also mentioned in the Bible as a fruit that grows in the gardens of Eden.  Isn't that amazing?!
I've also come across some information that suggests that the peals are actually more nutritious then the insides! So I was on a mission to benefit from the peels as well.  I read that some may just boil the peels to make a tea and some also just dry the peels to make a powder to add to teas, food, and cakes or cookies. So I decided to dry up the peels. 

And here's how I did it:
Spread the peels in a cookie sheet
Place in oven on 150 degrees or warm and leave for as long as possible.
Turn over and repeat till all is hard and dry.
Grind to a powder mix using coffee grinder.

Of course the hubby, I, and the girls devoured the insides in a couple of days (I like to peel them all and keep in the fridge) and I can't wait to use my peels later.
Tip: to make sure all the white "stuff" is gone just fill the bowl with water and let the "stuff" float as you get rid of it.

Do you like pomegranates too?! They just make me happy :)


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

German China Planter

There's nothing like a great thrift store purchase! A couple of weeks ago while I was still recovering from pneumonia (yucks!) I figured I'd go to the thrift store for a change of scenery :)  Well I got quite a few things that day like a lot of china items.  I found this German china planter and instantly fell in love with it and it was in perfect condition.

Then it just sat there waiting to be loved for another week until I stopped by the Trader Joe's and unintentionally found this awesome miniature holiday tree.  I'm still not sure about the name of it but some research should give me an idea as to what this tree is.  Anyway I've been looking for a tiny one and just happened to spot it on my way out so I grabbed it and was so excited to be on my way home.

A little potting soil later here's what I ended up with.  I totally love it!

What do you think? Do you like "thrifting" as well? What are some of the items you've "thrifted" lately?