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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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. … Read the rest “Infographics: how to make coconut…

  • 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! … Read the rest “Infographics: how to make yellow mustard at home”

  • Brie à la Carly and Jean!

    Hey, the New England Cheesemaking Supply Company has written a beautiful post about Making Sense of Things – it is nice to have such feedback, check it out 🙂 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. Leave This Blank:Leave This Blank Too:Do Not Change This:Your email: … Read the rest “Brie à la Carly and Jean!”

  • 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…

  • 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!… UDPATE: 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…

  • 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…

  • Dictator International Fashion Show

    Foreign Policy has a string of nice pictures showing some of our preferred authoritarian leaders in different outfits. When the magazine stated that “shoes are height enhancers for the diminutive [leader]”, I first thought it was referring to President Sarkozy, but I was wrong, they were talking of the Great Leader Kim Jong-Il. Please note that “the chest full of medals [remains] the ultimate dictator bling”, and that “the walking cane is this season’s hottest accessory”. Anyway, enjoy these pictures even if you are in the office. Given the traditional seriousness of Foreign Policy magazine, you can still pretend you were reading international analysis. Leave This Blank:Leave This Blank Too:Do Not Change…

  • Global warming? Gays are the cause of it!

    Well, this is apparently what some Samoan clerics have stated: “Clerics in the South Pacific have fingered the key cause of climate change – homosexuals. The revelation came at a conference at the University of the South Pacific considering the implications of Climate Change and Creativity.” The clerics haven’t explained the rationale of their arguments though – although the Register suspects “their latching onto climate change as a consequence of gayness is informed by a more biblical sense of cause and effect.” Or maybe, as a blogger funnily posted elsewhere “Global warming is a gay issue. […]  The heat generated in discos, bath houses, the manufacture of interior furnishings, leather tanning…

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