How To & DIY
Holiday Cocktail Recipes
Like a boozy, liquid, adult version of the Christmas cookie jar, our holiday mixology menu tastes unmistakably seasonal, comforting and familiar, but with distinct spicy twists. Jamaican Christmas Punch This gorgeous garnet-colored punch featuring hibiscus flowers, allspice, ginger and star anise looks splendid in a glass punch bowl or pitcher.
Cooking with Chili Peppers
There are thousands of varieties of chilies, and this diversity, combined with their level of ripeness and whether they are used fresh, dried or even smoked, results in a vast array of flavors. Learn about the flavors of four varieties of dried or fresh chili peppers to take your experience beyond a simple incendiary sensation to enjoyment of a complex seasoning.
Dyeing Easter Eggs Naturally
If you're decorating eggs in celebration this Easter, engage nature in the process this year and avoid synthetic dyes. Ingredients like herbs and spices offer an endless variety of hues for dyeing eggs -- from the soft purple shades of hibiscus to the rich gold tones of turmeric.
How to dye hair naturally with henna
If you're working to clean up your beauty routine, don't stop with your hair color. Instead, turn to red henna powder for an alternative to synthetic hair coloring.
How to Make Your Own Spice-Infused Oils and Vinaigrettes
Dive into a unique culinary experience and bring full-bodied flavor to your salads, pastas and more by making your own spice-infused oils and vinaigrettes. With one basic technique, you can easily make a variety of oils and dressings using your favorite herbs and spices.
How Green is Your Kitchen
Take steps -- such as buying locally and buying in bulk -- to make your food prep more ecological. Locate farmer's markets near you, consider your cookware, and run your appliances more efficiently.
Homemade Hot Cocoa Bar
The simplest and most delicious way to make a true cup of hot cocoa is from a mix of cocoa powder, sweetener and milk. Every mellow and sweetly rounded sip of this classic drink imparts a magical feeling of comfort during the cold winter months.
Customizable Skin Care
Homemade Skin Care Made Easy The path to wellness includes mindful decisions about your skin care routines. Creating your own skin care products can be a fun and effective way to ensure you know what you are putting on your body.
How to care for your skin with clay masks
When it comes to skin care, using clay is about as true to nature you can get. With a slightly grainy texture for exfoliation and nutrients to nourish the skin, clay makes a great ingredient for skin care.
Homemade Spice Blends
Aromatic, colorful, and rich with melded flavors, spice blends have an air of mystery about them. Despite the intrigue, though, making your own spice blends is pretty straightforward and an easy way to indulge your creativity in the kitchen.