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By Amanda posted July 17, 2010 11:48PM CST
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I never really knew what the fuss was about heirloom tomatoes until I purchased some at my local farmer's market. All I have to say is one word "DELICIOUS"

The flavor is juicy,sweet, tangy and the smell of a vegetable garden just explodes in your mouth. It tastes so much more than just a tomato and now I realize why so many top chefs used them in their menu

I just cut into them and eat them with just a hint of salt on top. Then I experimented a little more by making a sandwich with lettuce, hummus, and the heirloom tomato sliced. Kind of like a BLT without the bacon which is great for those vegans out there.
I definitely encourage you to buy some for yourself and experience the difference.

This is making me think of beauty recipes with tomatoes because of their acid content to remove dead skin. I use organic tomatoes in my homemade Tomato Basil Mask which is used on the hands and feet for our Diva Deluxe Manicure and Pedicure (our most luxurious service we offer at Mojo Spa)

I will post some tomato beauty recipes you can make at home!

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By Amanda posted July 12, 2010 1:09AM CST
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I am in love with my new style bib necklaces!!! I had so much fun designing this picture.  The great thing is that they are light & adjustable in length. They make a simple tee and jeans to another level made for a fashionista.

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By Amanda posted July 4, 2010 11:36PM CST
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There are these Greek butter cookies called Koulourakia that are made sometimes with orange juice and egg yolks for a richer version.  I remember this kind of Koulourakia growing up in Greece at the local bakery.  I could eat lots of them and when I take one bite even now brings me back to Greece eating them with my grandma as we walk home from the bakery.  They were always purchased when we would have guests over or big parties.  These orange chocolate chip cookies remind me of Koulourakia and have the most amazing texture.  They are super fluffy in the middle and have a crunchy outer crust. These are great to make and give out as a gift or part of a care package.  Just click on the front and back recipe cards to print and use as a gift tag with the recipe for them to make if they like!


3 ½ cups all purpose flour

¾ tsp. baking soda

1 tsp kosher salt

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

¾ cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tb. vanilla extract

¼ cup Cointreau orange liquor

Peel of 1 orange

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375 F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper

Combine all dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside. In a standing mixer with a paddle attachment, cream the butter with white and brown sugars until fluffy about 2 minutes. Add one egg at time to the butter mixture and then add the vanilla.   On low speed add the flour one cup at a time until all of it is added.  Fold in the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.  With an ice cream scooper, scoop out the dough and drop onto parchment lined baking sheet spacing them about 4 inches apart.  Flatten the top of the dough with the palm of your hand.  Repeat process until baking sheet is full.  Bake for about 14-15 minutes.  Remove from oven and place them onto a drying rack to cool. Store cookies in an air tight container. 

Baking tip: the first batch of cookies with take about 15-16 minutes because the baking is not warm at all.  After your first batch the baking sheet is still warm when dropping the cookie dough on it so it will take about 14 minutes to bake.   


Orange is such a versatile ingredient and I use it in a lot of my beauty products. I use orange essential oil in all of my Bombshell line for acne prone skin not only because it smells great but along with other citrus oils it helps to control & balance oily skin.

Enjoy! Bon Appetit

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