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Natural Organic gluten free Sesame & pumpkin seeds snack delicacy


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This recipe is even easier than the last one I just posted.
No nuts to crack open.
In my twenty plus years in macrobiotic I was taught that sesame seeds give more calcium to the body than milk considering that milk gives but takes a lot away in the process, & pumpkin cleans out the liver.
This might give you the extra incentive to try out these recipes considering it’s a perfect alternative to the ready made junk we all use today.

Enjoy it! Let me know, I’d very much appreciate the feedback:)

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Ingredients.
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1. 2 Tbsp. Organic whole sesame seeds (you can use the regular white one too)
2. 1 Tbsp. Organic rice syrup (honey or any other sweetener)
3. 1 Tbsp. fresh organic ginger juice (that’s optional. I don’t always have the patience to grate & squeeze out the juice but I like the sharp edge it gives to it)

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Method.
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Roast the seeds on small fire on high for 30/50 seconds stirring it all the time as it can easily burn.
Add the syrup stirring all along for about 15/25 seconds depending on how crunchy you want it to be.
Put on plate let it cool, place in paper cupcake holders & serve!
Enjoy it with a hot cup of tea coffee or herbal beverage 🙂

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Ingredients.
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1. 2 Tbsp. Organic whole pumpkin seeds (you can use the regular too)
2. 1 Tbsp. Organic rice syrup (honey or any other sweetener)
3. 1 Tbsp. fresh organic ginger juice (optional)

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Method.
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Roast the seeds on small fire on high for 40/50 seconds stirring it all the time as it can easily burn.
Add the syrup stirring all along for about 15/25 seconds depending on how crunchy you want it to be.
Put on plate let it cool, place in paper cupcake holders & serve!
Enjoy it 🙂

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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 🙂

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 🙂

This is the continuation of an abstract collection called “the Zen tree collection”

For orders please contact life_paintings@hotmail.com

Other links: Instagram LIFE_PAINTINGS
https://instagram.com/life_paintings/
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=489714007854314

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DIY dyes from your kitchen & garden: magic of living color


I am affiliated with courses of http://fergustheforager.co.uk/about/ which I can’t actually follow as I don’t live there but I got a book on foraging, was thirsty for more & found his blog diverting, informative in a fun organic way.
Today I got in my email their natural dye course & decided to go on YouTube.
Having looked at a few I decided to post one I could relate to, where the plants were familiar to me & hope you’ll like it…
the surroundings are so soothing you find yourself lulled by its natural sounds 🙂

“Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use.”

Uploaded on 13 Feb 2012
Sasha Duerr uses just about anything to dye clothing: from kitchen waste (coffee grounds, avocado pits and onion skins) to invasive “weeds” (wild fennel, oxalis) to the leaves, fruit or petals of nearly any tree or plant (maple, pear, cherry, fig, acorn, fern, dahlia, poppy, lavender, etc).
Inspired by permaculture, Duerr believes in a slower approach to textile dying- she founded the Permacouture Institute to help advance Slow Textiles- both as a way to respect the environment, but also because she believes that plant-based color is more beautiful, and truly alive.

Original story here: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/…
Adie+George: http://adieandgeorge.tumblr.com/
Sasha’s book: http://www.timberpress.com/books/hand…
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How-to & Style
Licence
Standard YouTube Licence

hugelkultur – the ultimate raised garden beds


I received a post in my mailbox from an absolutely amazing blogger I follow from my beginnings in WordPress. http://theecograndma.blogspot.be/2015/03/wasteful-wednesday_25.html#more
I love getting them. I am always in for a surprise (Oh by the way her “Good news Monday” is sheer delight too 🙂 ) wondering what I’m going top learn next… this time was no exception, a treat was awaiting.
I got this link http://www.richsoil.com/hugelkultur/
A fascinating one, rich with information for those interested in organic gardening or farming with a video I posted here.
I hope this will be a source of enjoyment & use for everyone 🙂

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Published on 7 Nov 2012
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http://richsoil.com/hugelkultur/
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Hugelkultur is raised garden beds that reduce or eliminate the need for irrigation and fertilizer.

This video shows the why and how of this type of raised garden bed. Hugelkultur can be built by hand or with machinery; urban lots or large acreage farms;

The focal point of this video is a project in Dayton, Montana where Sepp Holzer installed nearly a kilometer of hugelkultur beds in early May of 2012. Then the video shows the results in mid September.

Michael Billington is currently the land manager there. He explains how the beds have not been irrigated and goes into some detail of the qualities of the food from the different aspects of the hugelkultur: the north side tends to be sweeter and the south side tends to have more bite (lettuces tend to be more bitter and mustards tend to be hotter).

Special appearances by Christy Nieto from Bellingham, Washington (see her smaller berm / raised garden bed in the background – she reduced, but did not eliminate irrigation); Melanie and Brad Knight from Sage Mountain Homestead in Corvallis, Montana (building hugelkultur with a bobcat); Sepp Holzer adding branch mulch plus throwing seed; Jessica “Jessi” Peterson showing the mulching technique.

The recipie is: wood and brush covered with soil; immediately plant seeds; a bit of mulch helps.

Because the sides of the raised garden beds are usually steep, adding mulch is done by pinning the mulch to the sides with branches shaped like pegs (referred to as nails in the video) that hold on branches that hold on the mulch.

Once the hugelkultur beds get to be about three years old, the plant growth will be about five times greater. This is just the first year and the wood has not yet rotted much.

Hugelkultur also extends the growing season. Areas that have 90 frost free days can now have 150 frost free days!

Notice how ALL of these feature polyculture. Polyculture is one of many ingredients which help to reduce the need
for irrigation.

The end of the video features the attendees of the 14 day intensive permacultur design course offered in Dayton, Montana in April of 2012.

Relevant:
http://www.permies.com/t/17/permacult…
http://www.permies.com/t/15981/permac…
http://www.permies.com/t/12206/permac…
http://www.permies.com/t/15068/plants…
http://www.permies.com/t/12649/bugs/T…
http://www.permies.com/t/16366/permac…
http://www.permies.com/t/16405/permac…

music by Jimmy Pardo http://permies.com/t/6301#62570
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Science & Technology
Licence
Standard YouTube Licence

Lambs lettuce & radishes for inspiration :)


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Minimalist style
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I was preparing myself a plate of organic greens washing the earth off & noticed the colour contrast, the beauty of fresh food which lead me to a photo shoot craze… There was no photoshop involved besides the middle one where I played a bit with the colour.
Which one is your favorite?

Having fun messing around with colour... ©copyright2015owpp

Having fun messing around with colour…
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Aren’t greens elegant?
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100% natural waffle recipe with cooked sweet apples


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I made today waffles so that I could take photos to post the recipe to all of you.
My machine is quite old so I had a bit of a sticky problem but with a good one it’s quick & easy, the recipe is all natural & the more you practice the faster it gets.

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The batter
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Ingredients
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1. 2 1/2 cups 75% organic Spelt flour (or regular) 3 cup if you want it more consistent
2. 1/4 to 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (or anything you have at home) less would feel lighter
3. 1/2 cup rice syrup (or sugar if that’s what you use)
4. 1 pinch of salt
5. 1 egg (organic if possible)
6. 1 to 2 tsp. baking powder
7. 1/2 to 3/4 cup Spelt milk (water or regular milk) depending on the amount of flour you’ve chosen

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Ready to bake
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Method
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Mix it in a small bowl by hand, spray the machine with oil then turn it on to preheat, pour the batter gently, close the lid & wait till the light goes green then, carefully ease it out & put on a plate.
I used sweet cooked apples to accompany it & poured rice syrup on the waffles but you must be familiar with all the other options out there as icing sugar, ice cream, strawberries & whipped cream… as usual I encourage you to create some of your own ideas it gives it a personal touch.
Here’s the very simple cooked sweet apples recipe.

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And voila!
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Ingredients
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1. 3 apples
2. 1 Tbsp. rice syrup
3. 1 tsp. oil
4. cinnamon

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A close up to sweetness 🙂
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Method
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Boiled in a pan, then cook on a low fire for about 20 mn. serve warm with waffle.
Enjoy it!

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Mm!
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Last but not least 😉
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My tomatoes are out!


My jewel! ©copyright2014owpp

My jewel!
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I have seven tomato plants in my balcony this year & finally have results! The tomatoes I thought would never come out, did just that!
Years of experience & mishaps have made this possible. My first plant was grown indoors & took nine months to give one tomato… you can check the link here https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2012/12/22/my-self-grown-tomato-2011/
This time round I was wiser & knew I had to look out for our “friends” the green flies which I have been doing & removing nearly every day.
I was so crazy over the sight of these beauties that I took close ups of each tomato in order to be able to share our hard earned miracles with all of you!
Posted bellow are the photos from beginning to end.
I hope you’ll enjoy the process 🙂

P.S

In my last photo you can see my only surviving squash out of many shoots, my onions that had been forgotten & had germinated in the kitchen (!) carrots that I tried to grow from carrot tops (YouTube advice) but that just died 😦 a few green pepper plants & on the extreme left a plant that people wanted to throw out that I rescued…

How it all started... a small plastic box! ©copyright2014owpp

How it all started… a small plastic box!
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Growing in the kitchen in October! ©copyright2014owpp

Growing in the kitchen in October!
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A lot of care... ©copyright2014owpp

A lot of care…
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And... voila! ©copyright2014owpp

And… voila!
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After many flowers & beyond my wildest imagination! ©copyright2014owpp

After many flowers & beyond my wildest imagination!
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Isn't this quite a sight!? ©copyright2014owpp

Isn’t this quite a sight!?
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So very proud ;) ©copyright2014owpp

So very proud 😉
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And of my "garden" ©copyright2014owpp

And of my “garden”
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