- Dried Lavendar Add a dash of dried lavender to hot peppermint tea. Sprinkle a small handful of dried lavender on carpet before vacuuming. It releases a calming scent throughout the room. Garlic & Herb Seasoning Use garlic and herb seasoning as a salt-free seasoning for meats, poultry, fish or vegetables. Crushed Red Pepper Sprinkle crushed red pepper on pizza, pasta or soup for an added touch of heat. Ground Ginger Try adding a sprinkle of ground ginger to oven roasted sweet potato fries. For a sweet treat, stir a dash of ground ginger into applesauce. Z Z Z Z Spices pack antioxidants and great flavor without added sugar or salt. Find these spices in bulk at the end of the spice aisle. GOAL: Try one new herb or spice during October. it up SPICE Ground Cinnamon Sprinkle oatmeal with ground cinnamon. Add a dash of cinnamon to honey-glazed carrots. It truly is greater to give than to receive. Volunteering teaches people of all ages, including children, to have greater empathy and compassion. Sharing in the experience with family members or friends can draw you closer together as you unite around a cause. GOAL: During November, choose something you are passionate about, and volunteer at least one day within your local community. nov Volunteer your time Volunteer as a family and build special bonds. oct Here are some ideas to get you started: Volunteer at a local shelter preparing and/or serving meals. Visit nursing home residents who don’t have family nearby. Sign friends or coworkers up to help on a build site for Habitat for Humanity. Offer rides to people who can’t drive themselves. Donate food to a food pantry. Help someone learn to read. Do yard work for someone who is not able to do their own. Volunteer to read stories at a local children’s hospital. Z r 22 Fresh Thyme Crave | freshthyme.com 014-023 A year to grow_Final.indd 22 12/18/17 11:57 AM