Lemons are a Girl’s Best Friend

Lemons are a Girl’s Best Friend by Janet Hayward, Potter 2018, $12.99 hardback, 127 pages

“I’m always so excited when I find new ways to use lemons.”

not Marilyn Monroe

Lemons are a girl’s best friend, but so are mangoes, cherries, sweet potatoes, olives, seaweed, and more.

Everyone of them is healthy–deep colors equal lots of vitamins–but also delicious.

Hayward raids the produce section, finding flavor and beauty tips in common items like peaches, tomatoes, and cucumbers. You hardly need to be told how delicious a tomato and cucumber salad can be–ditto for a ripe peach.

Hayward suggests Tomato and Basil Bruschetta and on the facing page, a Tomato Face Mask made with honey. As for the cucumbers, Hayward touts high their water and fiber composition that support healthy digestion. In a Cucumber and Mint Raita, she claims they contribute to glowing skin and shiny hair. Concocted into a Cooling Face and Body Mist made with rosewater, they provide exterior hydration.

Well, we all know that you can smear pretty much any fruit or vegetable on your hair and face and it will cleanse, moisturize and soothe, but how about a Cherry Lip Tint, a Cinnamon Spot Treatment, or Fennel Seed Eye Comfort?

This book is charming, it’s recipes are simple, and you’ll never look at a blueberry the same way again.

 

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