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one branch - a special giveaway (3)

i’m honored to share with you a very special giveaway today. after fighting cancer herself, jessica nichols from sweet eventide has created one branch- a monthly postcard subscription service to support a loved one going through cancer treatments themselves. every month subscribers will receive five postcards featuring some of jessica’s most calm and serene images of nature and flowers, five stamps and a sheet of inspiring and encouraging quotes. then, all you have to do is send one postcard per week to your friend, family member or coworker.

sadly, i believe we have all been touched by cancer in our lives in some way. personally, my grandfather died years too early from prostate cancer. i’m thankful to say that david’s mom is a 10 year breast cancer survivor. i believe it’s so important to show support to those who are going through treatment, andĀ one branch makes it easy and beautiful.

one branch - a special giveaway (2)

for today’s giveaway, jessica has kindly offered to give away a one month subscription to one branch to three different winners. i was honored to personally work with jessica on creating this art print for one branch, so in addition to the subscription, each winner will also receive a special edition 8×10 print.

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visit this pinterest board to see all of the images included in the one branch postcard subscription service (available in 1, 3 and 6 month subscriptions).

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about one branch: one branch is a monthly postcard subscription service to support a loved one going through cancer treatments. every month you will receive five postcards featuring some of jessica’s most calm and serene images of nature and flowers, five stamps and a sheet of inspiring and encouraging quotes. all you have to do is send one postcard per week to your friend, family member or coworker.

deadline: giveaway will end sunday, december 15th at 12am, eastern standard time. the winners will be drawn using a random number generator and announced on this post shortly after.

to enter: comment on this post letting us know why you’d like to win this subscription, who you would send the postcards to or how cancer has touched your life.

additional ways to enter:

>> pin your favorite one branch postcard image from this pinterest board.

>> like both going home to roost and sweet eventide on facebook

>> share on twitter and include the handles @gohometoroost and @sweeteventide

be sure to leave a new comment for each additional entry so it counts (limit of 4 comments per person)!

good luck! xo, bonnie

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.

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hello lovelies! today i’m starting a new column called the forgotten ingredient. so often i find myself not only discovering new ingredients, but also discovering the health benefits to some more common ingredients that i just never knew about. are you with me? sound interesting? feel free to share you thoughts in the comment section, add any knowledge you may have or even suggest ingredients for future posts!

on today’s menu? turmeric.

forgotten ingredient: turmeric {organic ground turmeric} (on etsy!)

wh foods describes turmeric as has having a peppery, warm and bitter flavor and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger. to me, turmeric has a very light and agreeable flavor, one that you might be surprised at given the intensity of it’s color. you’ll often find it in indian dishes and curries, as the ingredient that gives them that vibrant yellow color. turmeric has quite a long list of health benefits, among them are an immense amount of anti-cancer properties and anti-alzheimers preventers. in fact, over a billion people eat turmeric in india every day, and they have one of the lowest rates of alzheimers in the world!

turmeric and its active component, curcumin, are useful for treating indigestion, ulcerative colitis, stomach ulcers, osteoarthritis, atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, uveitis, and bacterial and viral infections. it is a natural liver detoxifier, anti-inflammatory agent, pain killer and may aid in helping fat metabolism. click through the following articles to find even more of turmeric’s benefits and read the details of each:

- university of maryland medical center on turmeric

- 20 health benefits of turmeric

- wh foods on turmeric

so the next question is, just how much should we be eating a day? the recommendation for adults are:

- cut root: 1.5 – 3 g per day
- dried, powdered root: 1 – 3 g per day
- standardized powder (curcumin): 400 – 600 mg, 3 times per day
- fluid extract (1:1) 30 – 90 drops a day
- tincture (1:2): 15 – 30 drops, 4 times per day

that’s roughly about 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric a day (anyone have some turmeric and a gram scale??)

so the next question might be, what do you do it with it?

- add it to curries, stir fries and any indian dishes
- toss it with vegetables before roasting
- make turmeric tea (and read about the benefits)
- add 1 tsp (or more) to rice, quinoa, bulgar or any rice-y dish
- add it to potato or egg salad
- add it to soups

any other ways in which you use turmeric? please share!

 

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