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05 October 2012 - Infographics: A killer homemade nutella
Okay, so this definitely isn’t a health food but with a French man in this household we needed to try a healthier version of nutella… also one that doesn’t use palm oil, contributing to deforestation!
What’s the deal with palm oil, you ask? Well, check out this this article (among many!), which reminds us that in 2012 things have gotten even worse than the headlines from 2007/2008, when the huge ecological impact of Indonesia’s relentlessly expanding palm oil plantations first really started being scrutinised. A report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences tells us that the palm oil situation is even worse than we thought. The nutshell version: Even though Indonesia has laws prohibiting expanding of plantations into forests growing on peat (which stores massive amounts of carbon below ground, in addition to the significant amounts stored above), these laws just aren’t enforced with rigor. The report says … Read the rest
11 September 2012 - Infographics: Sprouting
We almost always have something sitting on our bench sprouting away! Here is a small infographic we did up about sprouting:
There are many methods of sprouting – you can buy a special sprouter, use a clay sprouter, a special jar with a mesh screw on lid, or keep it simple like we do by reusing a glass jar and attaching a piece of tule with a rubber band. 🙂 The process is really very easy! It’s just a matter of firstly soaking the seeds (see the appropriate time for the specific seed below), then keeping them moist by rinsing them often to avoid mould and exposing them to sunlight towards the end to get them a good dose of chlorophyll. We generally rinse them twice a day and after rinsing we simply turn the jar upside down at a 45 degrees angle to allow any moisture to drip through … Read the rest
01 September 2012 - Infographics: how to make coconut milk at home
We are so happy with how our homemade coconut milk turns out. While we can get fresh coconuts we won’t buy the canned stuff anymore! This is what we discovered through this process: one coconut = 400mL coconut water, 1L coconut milk and lots (maybe 1kg) of coconut pulp!! 🙂
Also, we are pretty lucky here to get such a range of food. Did you know that Bolivia contains 40% of ALL animal and plant life in the world (called biological diversity or biodiversity). Its tropical rainforests and Pantanal Wetlands are some of the most biologically abundant ecosystems in the world.
30 August 2012 - Infographics: how to make yellow mustard at home
We’ve been posting infographics on our Facebook page, but for those of you who do not use Facebook, we’re glad to introduce you to the first infographic that we share on this blog. We try to ‘make sense of things’ and share our experiences by using clear, succinct images. We hope you find them useful!
01 July 2011 - Brie à la Carly and Jean!
We take this opportunity to say that we enjoy engaging with you, so don’t hesitate to leave us some comments, or share this blog among your family and friends. Also, if you have an idea of a post you would like covered, we welcome any suggestions, articles, or recommendations.… Read the rest
21 April 2011 - John Cleese on ‘Alerts to terror threats in 2011 Europe’ – very funny!
It sounds like geopolitics, but it actually is very very funny… It will enlighten your day!
“The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats and have therefore raised their security level from “Miffed” to “Peeved.” Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to “Irritated” or even “A Bit Cross.”
The English have not been “A Bit Cross” since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies nearly ran out.
Terrorists have been re-categorized from “Tiresome” to “A Bloody Nuisance.” The last time the British issued a “Bloody Nuisance” warning level was in 1588, when threatened by the Spanish Armada.
The Scots have raised their threat level from “Pissed Off” to “Let’s Get the Bastards.” They don’t have any other levels. This is the reason they have been used on the front line of the British army for the last 300 years.
The French Government … Read the rest
16 February 2011 - Chinese companies mass producing fake rice out of plastic…
“According to a report in the Korean-languageWeekly Hong Kong, the manufacturers are blending potatoes, sweet potatoes, and plastic industrial resin to produce the imitation rice. A report inVery Vietnam states that an official from the Chinese Restaurant Association has announced that eating three bowls of this fake rice is the equivalent of eating an entire plastic bag. Consuming such plastic material is obviously a serious health hazard, and officials are allegedly gearing up to conduct an investigation into the factories accused of producing the phony rice.”
The article rightly recalls that this “scandal is not a surprise when considering China’s long legacy food problems, including the 2008 melamine-tainted milk incident where roughly 300,000 … Read the rest
21 January 2011 - Contest! Guess who are these smallest-eggs-ever from?… There is a prize for the winner!
Check this out – our flatmate just found these eggs behind the books on her shelf.
To give you a better idea of the size, we’ve added a 50 cents coin by their side…
So what kind of eggs do you think these are?… Leave us your answer in the comments, and we’ll offer a surprise to the first who provides us with the right answer 🙂
Come back in few days to get the answer!…
We have a winner here! In addition to the comments visible hereunder, we’ve also received a number of emails – but all provided wrong answers though. So the correct answer is given by Kimmie, who rightly guessed that the tiny eggs you see in the picture are gecko eggs. Kimmie, we are happy to announce that you’ve won kefir grains, so that you can now make your own kefir at home! … Read the rest
16 January 2011 - Yuk!… How long do you think you can keep a McDonald hamburger without it decomposing?
So, how long do you think you can keep a McDonald hamburger on your shelf, without it decomposing? 2 hours? 8 hours? 2 days? 2 weeks perhaps?
Nope, you are still far from the truth…
Believe it or not, according to Karen Hanrahan, you can keep it for 12 years! And counting! As you can judge by yourself on the picture below, it looks exactly like a fresh one…
The hamburger on the right is from 2008; the one on the left is from 1996.
So let’s make sense of that. We know that any food decomposes rather rapidly right? Think of leaving your bread on your kitchen bench. It goes hard, and then mould develops pretty fast, doesn’t it? So why is the McDonald hamburger resisting any decomposition?
24 December 2010 - US sought to retaliate against Europe for refusing to use genetically modified seeds (Wikileaks)
“U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reveal the Bush administration drew up ways to retaliate against Europe for refusing to use genetically modified seeds. In 2007, then-U.S. ambassador to France Craig Stapleton was concerned about France’s decision to ban cultivation of genetically modified corn produced by biotech giant Monsanto.”
“… unfortunately, the Obama administration has not been better than the Bush administration, possibly worse.”
“Not only were the scientists at the US Food and Drug Administration aware that GMOs were different, they had warned repeatedly that they might create allergies, toxins, new diseases and nutritional problems. But they were ignored, and their warnings were even denied, and the policy went forth allowing the deployment GMOs into the food supply with virtually no safety studies.”