May Peace be your…..

….. gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!

Kategorien Christmas, Easter & Holidays, Cottage Life / Cooking . Skrevet af LE 25. December, 2012 kl 10:17

The homemade red cabbage…..

….. is almost ready…..

…..outside, snow lies as a thick cozy blanket.

I hope that you will have a blessed and peaceful Christmas, and that all your wishes will come true.

Homemade red cabbage:
2 onions
3 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tbsp. cloves
1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
3 apples
1 red cabbage
olive oil
1/2 bottle of red wine
2-3 tbsp. vinegar

Do this:

Chop the cabbage, onions and apples and let them simmer in a saucepan 10-15 minutes.

Add the rest and cook for 3 hours on low heat.

Season with salt and pepper.

Enjoy and Merry Christmas


Kategorien Christmas, Easter & Holidays, Cottage Life / Cooking, Recipes . Skrevet af LE 24. December, 2012 kl 14:18

Merry Christmas…..

….. and Happy New Year 

At the close of another year, I will like to wish you a happy holiday and a successful 2013.

Instead of sending cards or gifts, I support:  The child cancer foundation

Best wishes


Kategorien Christmas, Easter & Holidays, Cottage Life / Cooking, Lizzy says, Personally . Skrevet af LE 22. December, 2012 kl 9:58

And so it is!

Kategorien Lovely Quotes . Skrevet af LE 20. December, 2012 kl 9:26

When I’m sick and…..

….. cold, I firmly believe that a hot toddy will make me feel better than any cold or flu medicine I can buy.

I’ve experimented with many versions and varieties and this simple soothing concoction always does the trick.

This toddy isn’t overly sweet and lets the rye whiskey shine. It is a bit jazzed up with the addition of fresh ginger and its sweet side comes from honey.

Serve it alongside a plate of holiday cookies and cakes, or sip it on it’s own as a nightcap (it will make for a deep comfy night’s sleep).

Rye & Ginger Hot Toddy
All you need (1 drink)
1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
2 teaspoons honey
2 to 3 thin slices fresh ginger, peeled
Lemon wedge
Hot water

Do this
In a teapot with one cup of water add the ginger.

Heat until the teapot whistles.

In a mug add the whiskey, honey, and juice of the lemon wedge. Strain the ginger infused hot water into the mug.

Stir to dissolve the honey and enjoy.

Note: You may wonder what is Rye Whiskey anyway? It’s a whiskey made from a grain mixture that’s mostly rye (at least 51%) and the rest can be corn, wheat, malted rye, malted barley or a combination of any of the above. Then like Bourbon it’s aged in new toasted oak barrels. The results range from robust and spicy whiskey to smooth sips tinged with vanilla and caramel flavors, making Rye whiskey the perfect pick for whipping up some hot toddies.

Kategorien Christmas, Easter & Holidays, Cottage Life / Cooking, Health, Kitchen & food, Lizzy says, Recipes . Skrevet af LE 19. December, 2012 kl 6:37

“Choose to be…..

….. optimistic, it feels better.”
- Dalai Lama

Kategorien Lovely Quotes, Personally . Skrevet af LE 15. December, 2012 kl 16:35

“The world we have created is…..

….. a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

- Albert Einstein

Start your day with stillness:
Developing a morning meditation practice can be a life-altering experience in the most positive way. In order to meditate effectively, you must commit to the process and be patient along the way, as it is very challenging to slow down and control your thoughts.

….. Not convinced meditation is for you? Here are five reasons that might change your mind….. along with a handful of tips on how to start a meditation practice.

5 convincing reasons
1. Wake up on the bright side
2. Enhance your awareness
3. Prevent stress and anxiety
4. Find the big picture
5. Boost overall well-being

Increased mindfulness makes us more emotionally balanced and encourages a general sense of wellness. Some evidence suggests that mindful meditation might even boost immune function. A daily meditation practice will leave you feeling present each day, intensify your appreciation for positive experiences, and empower you in your life.

How to Get Started
Get comfortable. Wear loose clothing…… you want to be comfy so that you’ll be able to focus instead of fidgeting.

Choose a place where you won’t be disturbed….. if you like, personalize it with a candle, incense, pictures, or anything that you find calming. Use a blanket, block, or pillow so that you’ll be able to sit comfortably with a nice, tall spine (sit against a wall to support your back if necessary).

Watch and feel your breath move through you….. just breathe and let your thoughts drift in and out of your mind.

Be indifferent. Don’t judge your thoughts. They are just thoughts. And besides, you get to choose what thoughts serve you, which ones to disregard, and how to act. LUCKY YOU.

Remember that meditation is a practice….. some days will be harder than others. It’s not about finding complete stillness in the mind but letting go of resistance and reactions to whatever arises.

Note: Morning meditation can be easy to blow off while lying cozy in bed, but once you’ve done it, keep in mind all the positive ways it makes you feel. Commit to your practice and you’ll see the benefits unfold…… last but not least, keep practicing.

I hope your weekend will be filled with good karma.

Lizzy ♥

Kategorien Comfort, Health, Lovely Quotes, We Love Wellness . Skrevet af LE 14. December, 2012 kl 13:44

The little things?

The little moments?

They aren’t little

Enjoy every minute of your day…..

….. they are all unique!

Lizzy ♥

Kategorien Cottage Life / Cooking, Lizzy says, Lovely Quotes, We Love Wellness . Skrevet af LE 13. December, 2012 kl 8:03

Last week I returned to…..

….. NYC to spend a lovely autumn holiday with my daughter.

A year has passed since I last visited, and I thought I would give NYC a little love, and spend some time connecting with favorite places.

You properly have seen all the typical NYC landmarks - the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Wall Street - but today I wanted to bring you some of my NYC photos….. it’s a different take on the usual places.

This is the NYC, which I saw last week - some gritty, some pretty - but always artistic.

Enjoy my NYC.

Sun breaks through

Mondrian in SoHo

A nice ‘office view’

A mark of liberty

A sad but beautiful sight

Soaking up SoHo

A must see New York City landmark

Sidewalk Scene

Georgetown Cupcake

Kategorien Holiday, Lovely Quotes, Travel . Skrevet af LE 22. October, 2012 kl 22:52

Beautiful Monday morning…..

….. and I’m looking forward to spend a lovely autumn week in NY.

Have a good one.


Kategorien Holiday, Personally, Travel . Skrevet af LE 15. October, 2012 kl 5:15

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