i finally got around to making a couple things on my DIY list:
homemade vanilla extract- you need a bottle of vodka, a cup or so of dark rum and 12 vanilla beans. empty about a cup and a half of vodka from the bottle. split the vanilla beans in half and put them in the vodka along with the cup of rum. let it all sit in a dark place for 4 months or more, mixing gently once a week. then share with friends cuz you'll have a lot of vanilla!
herbal tea for blood sugar balance- includes bilberry leaf and fruit, bitter melon fruit, fennel, stevia, gymnema and cinnamon. i make this to help with my crazy sweet tooth.
all the tea herbs and the vanilla beans were purchased from mountain rose herbs.