Woman's World is a magazine I haven't purchased in ages, but the excited headline on the cover got my attention at the grocery store the other day. Basically there's a new book out whose author claims drinking lots of tea, hot or iced, in conjunction with eating certain foods can ramp up the weight loss. Interesting. But those kinds of diets wear me out to even think about. Besides, at the first of the year I went back to an "old" eating plan that has worked for me before -- eat what I want but only when physically hungry, stop when pleasantly full (not stuffed), exercise 5 times a week -- and have lost 26 pounds, about a pound a week. I do believe tea is obviously a great addition to one's diet, and I know the flavored teas for me often take the place of a snack or sweet, so for that I am grateful.
What I most liked in this magazine, ironically enough, is some of the recipes! I was pleasantly surprised to find several pages devoted to cooking with herbs, including this gorgeous Rosemary-Orange Bundt Cake.
I also loved the look of these Lavender Shortbread Sandwich Cookies. Since this magazine is a weekly, I wanted to go ahead and mention it early this week so any of you who are interested can find a copy before the next one replaces it on the stands!