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The sun tree… my latest addition to the Zen tree collection.


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Hi everyone! I hope you are all enjoying your holidays.

This is my latest work inspired by Van Gogh’s.
It’s a heavy painting with extreme relief work produced by a extra heavy gel medium I’ve discovered lately & really enjoy working with!

Best wishes for a warm & restful 2nd half of August ­čÖé

P.s I would like to give a big thank you to Theecograndma.com for helping me out with signing my works, something I wished to do for quite a while but every information I got from good willing followers led me to a standstill.
There was an amazing feeling of elation, gratification & the urge to shout Eureka to all those around me ­čÖé

This is the continuation of an abstract collection called ÔÇťthe Zen tree collectionÔÇŁ

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DIY Build an Earthship Home! | Getoffmoney.com


I find this video most fascinating & went on looking at the full documentary which would take too much space here but you can look it up with the tittle “Garbage Warrior ALL ABOUT EARTHSHIPS – Full Length Documentary” on YouTube.
What fascinated me most beside the fact that the whole subject is mind boggling, is that at a point he said something very wise I quote “I missed the freedom to fail” (referring to the time he got his license as architect taken away & they didn’t allow him to build his projects because of some building law requirements) for me as for many others I imagine, failure is something you’d rather avoid surely not miss or invite in your life, that got me thinking…

He truly believed not being able to fail stopped him achieving his goals in life, that was so human & refreshing to hear.
I don’t think I’ll ever see after that failing as I saw it before, I think you’ll understand what I mean when you’ll hear it in its context.

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Published on Apr 8, 2012
Build an Earthship Home
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Free And Virtually Unlimited Fuel To Heat Your Home


This is a brilliant money saver which truly impressed me & even though
I don’t have the use of it right now, I do enjoy the knowledge…
How to do it if the situation comes up e.g camping, holidays etc…
I have seen other videos that involved material that one would need
to go out & buy whereas this one was accessible to all.

Enjoy!

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Published on 16 Dec 2013
Every day we have tons of paper sent to us in the mail, boxes that our food is packaged in and in my case, lots of beer packaging. In this video I show you how to turn all that paper into something very useful, a way to heat your home for free. http://tinyhouselistings.com
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Finding solace in nature’s protection


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Picture perfect!
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This was an unforgettable outing… when life gets too chaotic we are lucky
to have the possibility to run to the hills to seek solace in its protection.
Regardless to past behavior, nature embraces & cradles humanity unconditionally.

As hard as it was to choose the best of this collection, I tried to put myself
into the viewer “shoes” & select the top ones which came to a grand total of
sixteen so, my apologies for the length of this post ­čÖé

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We are greeted by the quaint
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The charming & peaceful …
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Lampposts heavy in scent
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Stones marked by history
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we disregard human distraction
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To ensconce ourselves into nature
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White cabbage butterflies resting…
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While humans fly ­čśë
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… and fly
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We then enter a Walt Disney scary forest :) ┬ęcopyright2014owpp

We then enter a Walt Disney scary forest ­čÖé
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Find a picturesque bridge
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And get closer to admire…
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Get back to civilization
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Yet still welcomed by nature’s ornaments
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Ending our day with a splash :)

Ending our day with a splash ­čÖé

HOW I MADE A SOLAR POP CAN FURNACE / HEATER


I found this in a post from http://theroadtoserendipity.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/mnemonics-brachychitons-and-macgyver/
This is surely not my department but it is so ingenious I HAD to post it… it fascinated me how a person can take pop cans and make a solar panel out of it!

Enjoy the creativity ­čÖé

Uploaded on Feb 16, 2009
THIS IS A 64 CAN , MY FIRST TRY AT MAKING ONE SO I MADE A VIDEO OF IT
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Apple pie cheapest, easiest (no machinery needed) and fastest crust recipe with the simplest of ingredients & obviously 100% natural :)


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Hi!

Today, I’ll give you a 100% natural quickest and easiest recipe for a apple pie and a Viennese d├ęlicatesse (delicacy) adapted to a no-sugar recipe with the dough leftovers of the pie crust.
The ingredients are so basic you can find them in every country possible!
I love to peel the apples in big quantity so I can make apple sauce at the same time, with only cinnamon and a little water (cinnamon brings out further their sweetness). I use the Boskoop apple which originates from Holland because of its strong sweetness which gives me the possibility to bake or cook without sugar and no complaints from family members. (It was so successful this time, I got two of them “ordering” it for their birthdays ­čÖé )
Besides, there are so big it’s much easier to peel a big amount that way!
Just use the sweetest in your country.

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Crust recipe
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1 kg flour=2.20 lb (you can use 100% wholemeal,white,spelt…)
2 big cups of olive oil or any of your choice ( no mug that’s too big!)
2 big cups of boiling hot water ( the heat makes it more malleable, very easy to roll out)

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The easiest crust on earth!
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For the ones who believe in Yin and Yang balance, you could add a pinch of salt.
I stir it with a spoon, it takes 1-2 mn.

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Filling
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Cinnamon
Boskoop apples (you can use a lot like I do or a little, it’s a matter of taste)
Raisins

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Method
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Divide the dough in four (two for each pie)
Roll out the dough on a baking sheet quite thinly and put it in a round baking tin, it could be deep, shallow. You could want a big oven square tray or as I did this time as an exception, two smaller, deeper round ones which gave me the opportunity to do with the dough leftovers a bigger Viennese apple Strudel.

Sprinkle generously cinnamon on it, then the raisins, add as many apples as you want ( I use a lot but some might prefer less) Sprinkle again generously with cinnamon, add raisins and roll out the second piece of dough on a baking sheet, turn it upside down covering the pie (the paper visible to your eyes and dough invisible) then peel off the paper and stick the borders together cut the dough all around (those are your leftovers for the Viennese apple strudel) then, brush the dough with an egg or if you don’t use them as I, take rice syrup add a little water and brush gently.

Put in a 150 degrees Celsius=302 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 1.45 mn to 2.15 mn depending on the thickness and depth of the pie.

Viennese apple strudel
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Take all the bits of dough left, roll it out thin on baking paper then sprinkle generously with cinnamon (yes, just repeat the same gestures ­čÖé ) add the raisins and apples in smaller pieces so it rolls easier and roll it. Leave it on the paper, gloss it with the rice syrup or egg, sprinkle with sesame seeds, poppy seeds or with nothing… And just pop it in the oven with the rest.
For those who use sugar you could add some everywhere with the apples. The Viennese strudel could be decorated after the baking, in the traditional way with icing sugar which makes it look quite appetizing!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and find it easy enough to try it out on your own. Just let me know what were your impressions ­čÖé

100% natural talc substitute, Rice flour, for odorless shoes, slippers and much more!


rice flour

Talc absorbs moisture but we know all the side effects it has.
In short, it is a health hazard. I’ve come up with a very easy
alternative answer!

Rice powder! It absorbs moisture too. You surely remember
having seen in restaurants, grains of rice in salt cellars to keep
the salt dry.

I use rice flour for slippers to keep them odorless and it really helps!

I use it as a seasoned starch to coat my fish before frying it, as a soup
thickener, to manufacture my own toothpaste, or powder deodorant…
but that will be for other posts to come.

There are a million ways to use rice flour.
It is cheap, practical, free of chemicals, preservatives or coloring.

The perfect natural ecological answer ­čÖé