Cinnamon is a pungent spice with stimulating and heating properties. Its circulatory stimulant properties are considered good during the menopause.

Cinnamon tea is considered to ease cold symptoms and improve blood circulation.

To make Cinnamon tea - Just add a drop of Cinnamon extract to your regular cup of tea.

Ruby Red Grapefruit

I was at Trader Joe's yesterday and bought these wonderful Ruby Red Cocktail Grapefruits. They are available only till February end and I buy a big box of these every year :)

Grapefruit is a good source of vitamin C, fiber, and the pink and red hues contain the beneficial antioxidant lycopene.

I have found some interesting recipes that use Grapefruit juice and spices. Will post them soon.


Nature's beautiful color palette.

Sunset from my backyard.


The weather has been crazy here in Los Angeles area. Its been raining a lot and is very cold.
To keep cold & cough away in such weather, a perfect drink for kids would be a warm glass of Turmeric milk.

To make Turmeric milk, add 5 drops of Turmeric extract to a glass of warm milk. Add some sugar for taste. That's it. Some like to add cardamom and cinnamon too.
(Note the color that I got from just 5 drops of extract. )

Turmeric is an excellent antiseptic, blood purifier and is rich antioxidants.