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Soy and The Amazon’s Devastation

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“This image is of the The Kayapo tribe being expelled from their homes for the construction of the Belo Monte Dam, which will flood 400,000 acres of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil.”

This image is of the The Kayapo tribe being expelled from their homes for the construction of the Belo Monte Dam, which will flood 400,000 acres of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil.

“We want life for our people, Land is life, Land is our Mother.”

In The Name of Progress  video

When to pick Edamame and How to Store them….and Pictures of the farm

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Never thoguht about growing Edamame, now I think I could!

Two Barn Farm

When Should I pick edamame or soybeans? Harvest soybeans the moment you see the bottom leaves start to turn yellow but the rest of the plant is green. The entire plant will turn rapidly so don’t waste any time because the beans will be too tough to eat. Pick em fast (see pics below) 1 day and they can turn brown.

How do I store fresh picked edamame or soybeans? Here are some easy steps to save edamame:
1. Bring pot of water to a boil. Boil beans for 5 minutes – This stops the enzymes and maturation process.
2. Remove from water and dry with a paper towel – By drying them they won’t all be stuck together in the freezer.
3. Place beans in freezer bag and store in freezer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great picture taken by Studio SPC


Stop……Pepper time!

 

 

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Study Finds Nations With Most Food May Lack Best Diets

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Poor Eating Habits Defeat Good Nutritionally Available Food:

A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in ...

A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in products such as soy milk and low-fat yogurt, has been shown to reduce breast cancer incidence laboratory tests.

Credits: Photo & Quote by Wikipedia

Gaye Crispin's Blog

An abundant food supply doesn’t guarantee that a nation will have the healthiest or safest diet, according to a study of global food security.

The U.S., Denmark, Norway and France are the world’s most “food-secure” countries in terms of availability, cost and nutrition value while Israel, 22nd overall, had the best quality and safety, according to the study released today by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Germany, while 10th in food security, ranked 21st in quality, measured by nutrient content and balance.

The Democratic Republic of Congo ranked last.

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The Kafe

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I luv this piece so much,I wrote it in my Grandfather’s voice.

KafeMandela

English: A photo of a cup of coffee. Esperanto...

The freshly brewed coffee was poured into the cup.
A daily ritual’s aroma was mingled with freshly baked bread, dipped into the black sea of sweetened coffee. Bread drenched with this morning’s goodness, made its way to the anticipating lips. A scene that played out every day, of every year.

Coffee beans hand picked, roasted then roughly ground, held its own uniqueness. The beans were sticky with an almost burnt aroma, their darkness always produced the same flavors.

The coolness of the day gave way to the sun’s warmth. In this land, regions were shaped by the weather, to include its landscape as part of the temperate zones. These regions decided, as a natural selection process, what areas were best for growing which crops; as nature so often does.

World map with temperate zones highlighted in red

The richest harvest was best suited for those regions where rain settled on the coffee plant’s leaves, on a timely…

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Caffeinated Ambrosia: Or How This Blog Runs on Coffee

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Another cup?

ROAM ABOUT MIKE

My proclivity for drinking coffee stems from an innate hatred of mornings. I like the nightlife; I like to boogie – so while most people are bounding out of bed yipping about sunshine and lollipops in  super-chipper voices, I’m calling the alarm clock a filthy name, hoping I don’t break yet another snooze button. 

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Want To Live Longer? Drink Coffee

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KafeMandela agrees! Organic too!

My Health Blog

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What Foods are Good for Me This Week?

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I Luv Coffee too! Especially Organic!

newsofthetimes

In today’s New York Times, there is one article discussing the benefits of drinking coffee and one article questioning the positive health impacts of high levels of good cholesterol. It was comical to observe that one of the studies made me cheer – yay, more coffee! – and one of the studies made me frown – boo, less guacamole!

I try to stay on top of the latest health research but it seems like there is a different study coming out every week touting the benefits of one food over another. I seem to be more willing to believe the studies that tell me that things that I like are good for me.

For example, when the studies came out saying that red wine and dark chocolate are good for you, I stood up and paid attention. And rushed to the food store!

Health advice seems to change at a rapid pace…

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It Is Finally Here… Facebook Formally Prices Its IPO! (FB)

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Finally!!!!!!!

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Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has priced at $38.00 per share, at the top of the already-raised range of $34.00 to $38.00 per share.  The offering size is 421,233,615 shares of Class A common stock and the latest prospectus amendment noted that if the underwriters exercise the overallotment in full as we are currently expecting then the total share count would come to 484,418,657 shares in the offering.

Keep in mind that Facebook itself is offering 180,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock and the selling stockholders are offering 241,233,615 shares of Class A common stock. The overallotment option is said to be from the company and from holders.

As we have previously noted, here are the top 18 risks we see with chasing the Facebook IPO for investors to consider in the after-market.

As far as the share structure, remember that Class A common share buyers who are getting…

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cold-brew iced coffee

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Left over coffee, no such thing: Iced Coffee delicious!

a fistful of basil

So much of the Internet is already taken up with dudes nerding out about coffee, so I don’t really feel the need to add to the Greater Body Of Work. But if you need proof of my coffee geek cred, consider that I have a whole shelf devoted to coffee supplies. Currently, I’ve got:

— a French Press
— an Aeropress
— a Vietnamese iced coffee dripper thingy
— a Hario V-60 pourover device (thanks, Sarah)
— various pitchers, carafes, mugs, and other coffee service accouterments
— and, oh yeah, 8 pounds of green (unroasted) coffee beans and two popcorn poppers in which I roast my own coffee (this is a post for another day)

I would LOVE to add a Technivorm to this collection, along with a Chemex and one of those awesome Hario pourover kettles. But really, one of my favorite coffee brewing methods is also by…

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The Art of the Impulse Purchase

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Someone’s Treasure Trove!

Never Done It That Way Before

Drinken van kokosmelk / Drinking coconut milk

A friend of mine is offering eleven drink boxes of coconut water to anyone who might like them.  (If you live in the Kansas City area, look her up.)  “Most ridiculous impulse buy I’ve made to date,” she proclaims.

It’s a pretty great one, I think.  Just say the words coconut water out loud (or imagine doing it, if you’re reading this on the bus or something).  It sounds luxurious, cool, relaxing, refreshing.  Lovely.

Unless you don’t like coconut.  Then it probably just sounds gross.

That’s the thing about impulse buys.  They can be wonderful, or . . . something you try to get rid of on the Internet.

J’s post got me thinking about my own impulse purchases and trying to decide: what is my most ridiculous impulse buy?

Katy's Hat Shop, Grainger Market

Sometimes, my impulse purchases are actually wholesome (you may remember my impulse Brussels sprouts a few months ago).

Sometimes, they involve in-store coupons…

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