January 4, 2008

Sister Winter

Unbelievable.

Christmas has come and gone. Heck, New Years has come and gone!

It was a bit difficult to get into the "Christmas spirit" this year, considering that most of December was filled with 60 degree days. Half of me isn't complaining though... It's a rare occasion to be able to work outside with the students and sweat while you're wearing a t-shirt in near-winter. Global warming, yeah, yeah, I know; but I'm trying to take the good with the bad.

Here are images from this Christmas' mass gift. I always have so much fun with these. Bath salts are usually the winner, but I decided to switch it up this year and try out an edible one. Like the tag describes, it's extra virgin olive oil, rosemary, oregano, and whole black pepper. So pretty and so easy!



Here's to '08 and a year of joy and blessings and celebration.

9 comments:

alexandra said...

Chelsea! What a great idea! :)

That is too funny that you made those for Christmas as well! I do think your combination was a little more complex than mine, I stuck with just one herb... but nonetheless, I agree, I think we would all get along so well! Too bad we're on opposite sides of America...

Until then, I will frequent your blog...

Lorena said...

Hi Chelsea!

Love your blog - found out about it through ONCE WED!

Fantastic Wedding! I can't believe how wonderful it was! Incredible!!!

I was wondering if it is possible to pass on the recipe for this beautiful Oil mixture you made as Christmas gifts or is it a family secret ;-)?

Thanks.
Lorena

chelsea said...

hey lorena! of course you can have the recipe... it literally is only evoo with sprigs of fresh rosemary, oregano, and whole black pepper. the longer it infuses in the olive oil, the stronger the flavor, and needless to say, it's sooooo good with italian bread! yum! hope you enjoy.

Lorena said...

Thanks a lot Chelsea, can't wait to make it myself!

How do you find the time to be so creative? I admire people like you! You are a real inspiration! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Lorena

chelsea said...

you're so so sweet, lorena! and i'm glad you were interested in the recipe! it's so simple, but soooo good. keep checking back with 'oh my deer' and blessings in everything you do. love.

Lorena said...

Hi Chelsea,

it's me again! I finally bought some beautiful bottles in preparation for this Christmas gift and I tried it ... but I have a question ... I put in fresh rosmary and oregano and after a day or two the oil went 'milky' if you can call it like that - is that normal and ok? I thought maybe it is because of the fresh herbs rather than dried ones?
Just don't want to poisen anyone at Christmas hahahaha
thanks.
Lorena

chelsea said...

welcome back, lorena! hmmm, i wonder why it was milky? give it a few days and see if it clears up. also, did you buy extra virgin olive oil? i don't have the best taste palette out there, but people that do have told me that the nicer the olive oil, the better the flavor. that might be the kicker. i'm almost positive i used all fresh herbs to make mine last year, but i might be mistaken. i'm sure you could make it with dried herbs, and i bet it'd be killer. let me know what you find out after some experimentation!

great to hear from you again! take care!

Lorena said...

Hi Chelsea,

finally Christmas time is coming around and I made those beautiful bottles of oil! They look stunning! I just have a little question: I put the fresh sprigs of rosemary and oregano in and after about a day or so the oil went "cloudy". is that normal? I just don't want to poisen anyone with my beautiful gift!
Thanks Chelsea, you are a star!
Lorena

Lorena said...

Hey Chelsea!

I did experiment with the oil and I know now why my oil went cloudy! It was because after I washed the fresh herbs I didn't dry them properly and so the water drops caused the oil to go cloudy! So now all is good and I am about to giving them away. It looks fantastic! Thanks again and merry Christmas and a blessed new year!

Lorena