Tuesday, July 26, 2011

We just got featured in today's EthicalCommunity.com

We just got featured in today's EthicalCommunity.com eco inspiration.. "Have a Peaceful Nights Sleep" http://www.ethicalcommunity.com//inspire-me/have-a-peaceful-nights-sleep

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sacred Rose® Organic Herbal Tea Sponsors Tea Tasting at Celebration of Life Holistic Expo

York, PA
Sacred Rose® Organic Herbal Tea, a leading online purveyor of hand blended vibrational tisanes sponsors an all day tea tasting at Celebration of Life Holistic Expo and Conference. York Expo Center Memorial Hall East, 334 Carlisle Road, York PA. 8/13 — 10am – 6pm 8/14 — 10am – 5pm www.sacredrosetea.com

Sacred Rose® will be featuring Morning Blossom® - an invigorating blend of peppermint, spearmint, rose, ginger and alfalfa that encourages motivation and joyful experiences. On the physical level, Morning Blossom® assists the respiratory system

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

good food matters: Fresh and simple tastes, recipes and stories from Chef Nancy Vienneau

good food matters: Fresh and simple tastes, recipes and stories from Chef Nancy Vienneau

July 6th, 2011
Time for Tea, and Raspberry-Peach Buttermilk Cake

Pausing, midday, for a cup of hot tea is one of those treats I rarely allow myself. That shouldn’t be the case. Taking time to step away from the stove, or the computer screen, is so beneficial to my general well-being; it should be a natural part of my day. That moment to regroup, restore, and refill the creative well is as easy as bringing water to a boil.

I was reminded of this when I was asked to sample some organic herbal teas for a company, Sacred Rose. I set aside my work, took out the only tea cup left from a set that once belonged to my grandmother, and poured a delicious, heady brew. That bit of self-nurturing was just what I needed–and the non-caffeinated concoction gave me a little boost, without the spike and drop of coffee.


Sometimes, it’s nice to take the pampering a step further.

I follow a blog, Darjeeling Dreams. Here, Joyti has written much about the world of tea: the types and blends, tisanes and infusions, the rituals of steeping and sipping. She also has some wonderful recipes–mostly desserts—many of which are perfect to enjoy with that vibrant midday cup.

One recent recipe caught my eye. It had all the right elements–a pleasing aesthetic, and an intriguing complexity in flavors created in a simple preparation. It is also her friend’s favorite: a one layer, unfrosted, fresh Raspberry Buttermilk Cake.


One day, I decided to make it, although with slight variation. I had just a handful of raspberries in the house, and a couple of very ripe peaches. Peaches and raspberries baked onto a buttermilk cake sounded appealing, too.


It’s the sort of cake that you can whip up by hand. I like that. No need to lug out the stand mixer. There’s a wee bit of preplanning: be sure to have the butter softened, so that it will cream nicely with the sugar. And, have the buttermilk at room temperature–it will more readily blend with the creamed butter-sugar mixture without clumping.

Joyti makes her cake with a combination of whole wheat and white flours. My pantry offered only unbleached all purpose white flour, so, again, there’s a slight variation.


It baked beautifully.

And the taste? Elegant.

This is a barely sweetened cake, and the buttermilk imparts a rich tang. The crumb is soft. The raspberries almost melt into the batter as it bakes. This aspect is what really makes the cake special, and if you have only raspberries–so much the better. The peaches, while pretty, remain sitting on top–their juices don’t influence the cake’s outcome so much.

One night, I served it to friends with a scoop of vanilla ice cream drizzled with peach and plum sauces I had made.

But now, it’s just me. So, I’ll steep a pot of this grounding tea, and have a slice. If you’re in the neighborhood, come on over. I’d love to share.


(adapted from Joyti’s Darjeeling Dreams)
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 T. Baking Powder
pinch Salt
1/2 Cup Sugar
6 T. Butter, softened
1 1/3 cups Buttermilk, at room temperature
Zest from 1 Lemon
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Fresh Raspberries
1-2 sliced Peaches
2 T. Demerara Sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line the bottom of a 9″ springform pan with parchment, and butter the sides.
Mix dry ingredients–flour/baking powder/salt in a bowl and set aside.
In another bowl, cream the softened butter and sugar together,
Whisk in the buttermilk, lemon zest, and egg.
Stir in the dry ingredients, and mix until well incorporated.
Pour into prepared springform pan.
Arrange sliced peaches around the circumference of the caketop. Place raspberries in the center.
Sprinkle with Demerara Sugar and bake for 30-35 minutes.
Allow to cool 15 minutes before removing .

Enjoy with a cup of tea.


Sacred Rose’s “Mother Earth Zest” (one of their 8 special blends) is a gently invigorating tea. Ginger and spearmint are the dominant notes, layered with fennel and sage. It is designed to refresh and to ground, and is pleasant tea to drink in the afternoon. It has lovely aromatics, too.

Sacred Rose is a planetary-conscious company, whose teas honor the energy and restorative powers imbued by the plant kingdom.


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Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Vibrational Somatic Therapy

In the evolution of the consciousness of humanity, our bodies (both subtle and dense) have become the depository of inherited and collective global memories. These memories hold the congealed trauma patterns (physical ailments, relational despair, global hunger, struggle and war) of a dis-eased humanity.

You are both bio-chemical and electromagnetic. The frequency of your body is a manifestation of your thoughts, words and emotions along with the foods and beverages you ingest, the air you breathe, the environment in which you live and the experiences you draw in.
Vibrational Somatic Therapy is an energy healing modality. It uses frequencies of light, sound and touch to align and harmonize your being. The use of energies in this way is an ancient form of healing used by many civilizations throughout history.

One of the basic principles is that the physical body is the outer manifestation of our inner consciousness. Vibrational Somatic Therapy is a living technology that interfaces with entry points of congealed enery in the body-mind. It addresses root causes, rather than symptoms, by healing at the cellular level. The effects are cumulative, and the healing expands into the subtle (mental, emotional and spiritual) and dense (physical) bodies of your energetic system.

Vibrational Somatic Therapy is an effective catharsis of energetic blockages (such as entities, lost souls, soul fragments and dysfunctional energetic imprinting) successfully neutralizing trauma, addictions, anxiety and panic, thereby freeing you to experience confidence, peace and relaxation in your body. Following catharsis, you may reclaim your resurrected self and begin to embody your luminous state of consciousness.

Vibrational Somatic Therapy sessions assist you in raising your resonant frequency. Sessions are profound and life enhancing. As your physical experience evolves from the form known as Homo sapiens to the new form, Home spiritus, you are activating your Divine Spark, increasing your level of consciousness and fully embodying your authentic self.

A private 1 1/2 hour Vibrational Somatic Therapy session is $144.00, available by appointment only.
Schedule a session in NY, NJ, PA and FL.

Facilitator: Maria Pologeorgis,
Sacred Rose LTD Conscious Human Development



Sacred Rose Organic Tea Giveaway

by Ciao Florentina, on Fri Jul 1, 2011 9:31am PDT

Organic Hand Blended Herbal Teas from Sacred Rose. Herbal tea infusions are a great alternative to chemically processed beverages and Sacred Rose Organic Teas stimulate the energy body’s innate ability to heal. Each Sacred Rose blend facilitates an inner alchemy within the matrix of the body mind opening the gateway for a change in consciousness.( Enter Giveaway..)

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Sacred Rose Tea Giveaway

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Giveaway: Sacred Rose Organic Tea

by Florentina on June 30, 2011

Sacred Rose Organic Herbal Teas Giveaway

Organic Hand Blended Herbal Teas from Sacred Rose. Herbal tea infusions are a great alternative to chemically processed beverages and Sacred Rose Organic Teas stimulate the energy body’s innate ability to heal. Each Sacred Rose blend facilitates an inner alchemy within the matrix of the body mind opening the gateway for a change in consciousness.

Enter this giveaway for a chance to win:

3.oz box of the Inner Peace blend- a relaxing medley of chamomile, sage and passion flower that assists the emotional and physical bodies to calm.

3.oz box of the Mother Earth Zest blend- a refreshing blend of ginger, spearmint, fennel and sage which assists in bringing a sense of fullness and grounding to our lives. This blend aids digestion and helps us root to the earth.

Giveaway sponsored by Sacred Rose Organic Herbal Teas
Value is $36 for two 3oz tea boxes.

Giveaway Ends: 2011-08-01

Official Rules: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the 50 states of the U.S. (and the District of Columbia) and of the country of Canada, who are physically located and residing therein, and who are 18 years of age at time of entry. Read the rest of the Official Giveaway Rules.