How to make a Golden turmeric Date Latte
You might have heard turmeric referred to as medicine of the gods. It is true that in ancient Ayurvedic medicine turmeric was used for medicinal purposes. I first fell in love with turmeric lattes or "tumi" for short, a couple of years ago, and I am proud to say that I have sampled them all over Los Angeles and abroad. They have become somewhat popular in larger cities, and I even heard that the Ace hotel in London keeps them in the lobby. My favorite one, is the "tumi" at Go Get Em Tiger in L.A. because it is made with fresh squeezed turmeric root juice and macadamia almond nut milk, which when frothed is creamier than others that I have found. In a quest, to perfect a similar turmeric latte at home, I have created my own recipe using oat nut milk, turmeric and ginger.
Below you can see the signature golden turmeric foam with a dash of cinnamon on top! The blue cotton linen napkins in the photo were the happy result of numerous dips into the indigo vat and are coming soon to my shop soon!
If you would like to incorporate turmeric into your diet, then I highly recommend this latte which has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. I like to have it in the morning or in the evening! Keep on reading for the simple recipe.
Avocado Dye on Silk Tutorial
If I told you that avocados could be used as a natural dye, I bet you would be surprised that they would create the most beautiful pink hues on fabric! This also makes a great last-minute Valentine's gift, if you happen to have a piece of silk laying around at home. Later, you can sew it into a pillow or gift a scarf to someone. If you have time, you could raid your local thrift shop for vintage silk camis or dress, that could be up-cycled too! This process also works well on a white kid's t-shirts that have become gray. Although today, I will share the results on silk you can certainly try this on cotton or wool too!
Today, I will share with you 2 silk scarves left in the dye pot for varying amounts of time. The white silk to the left shows how the silk looked prior to dyeing. At right, you can see the pale ballet pink that can be achieved with avocado pits and skins. Read more to learn about the process, plus see all of the wonderful results!
Why I started offering workshops for Creatives
Have you been wanting to start something new, but were unsure about how or where to begin? Honestly, I think we have all been there at some point in our lives and today I'd like to share with you a more personal post about why I started this blog, which led me to create a workshop series for creatives. For me, I find that most things evolve naturally, soon after I make the decision to dive in! My natural tendency is to leap first and ask questions later. I know that some of might consider that a risky way of doing things. You might be encouraged to hear Seth Godin say, "The only thing worse that starting something and failing is not starting something" and I think you know exactly what that means.
Continue reading to find out what worked for me and how I hit reset and got going!
HI, I'M HILARY.
A Day in the Life, is where I share inspiration for a handmade lifestyle from natural dye methods, textile techniques, and the best of California design. I love dreaming up products for a sustainable artful home. I offer creative workshops to inspire you to live your best life by connecting you to your creativity and others. I hope to meet you in person at one of my workshops for creative people like you!
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