Rice grown in New York State using West African farming traditions

New York’s Ever-Growing Family Farm grew it’s first-ever commercial rice crop using West African farming traditions in 2015. The Ulster Park-based farm is run by the husband and wife team Nfamara Badjie and Dawn Hoyte, who bought a house and six acres in New York State in 2013. Nfamara Badjie is originally from a small Jola tribe village in Gambia, who are renowned in West … Continue reading Rice grown in New York State using West African farming traditions

Australian brewery fight climate change by feeding carbon to algae

An Australian craft brewery has found a novel way to fight climate change by capturing the carbon dioxide produced by fermenting hops and feeding it to micro-algae. Young Henrys brewery is working with scientists from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) to see if micro-algae used in their fermentation process can also reduce methane emissions from cows The Sydney-based brewery has set up two “bioreactors” … Continue reading Australian brewery fight climate change by feeding carbon to algae

Discarded use waste banana skins to make “liquid banana bread” rum

That which comes from Mother Earth is designed to be versatile, serving a multitude of uses, which is why Discarded Spirits Company have turned their attention to banana skins and created Discarded Banana Peel Rum. The drinks company has used banana peel, an “overlooked ingredient” that is usually binned, to create the new “fruit-forward” rum. The banana peel is sourced from a flavour house that … Continue reading Discarded use waste banana skins to make “liquid banana bread” rum

5 Desserts With Graham Crackers That Are Really Good — Society19 — ravenhawks’ magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul

Graham crackers are the main ingredient to s’mores, but that’s not the only dessert they are good for. Here are some other desserts with graham crackers that are really worth making. I hope you enjoy eating them! 1. Graham Cracker Éclair Cake  Who doesn’t love eclairs? They are so good, and you will love them.… 5 […] 5 Desserts With Graham Crackers That Are Really Good — … Continue reading 5 Desserts With Graham Crackers That Are Really Good — Society19 — ravenhawks’ magazine Magick for Mind Body and Soul

UK celebrates National Burger Day for the eighth year

It’s National Burger Day in the UK this Friday [27 August 2021]. Now in its eighth year, UK National Burger Day has been become an institution for both restaurants and burger-lovers to come together to celebrate and enjoy the popular hamburger. UK National Burger takes place every year on 27 August. Every year participating restaurants give their patrons 20% off their chosen burger selection. London … Continue reading UK celebrates National Burger Day for the eighth year

Recipe: Cherry Puff Pastries

Cherry season typically lasts from mid-June to late August in the UK and some parts of the US. If you want to savour some of this summer fruit before the season ends, check out the recipe below for cherry pastries for a simple and easy-to-make sweet treat. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living Continue reading Recipe: Cherry Puff Pastries

Female-owned sustainable business Montanya Rum challenging a lack of diversity in the alcohol industry

Female-owned Montanya Rum distillers has been producing American rum sustainably in the mountains of Colorado while also challenging “a lack of diversity” in the alcohol industry. Staff at the Crested Butte-based business, which was founded by Karen Hoskin in 2008, is 58.5% female, and management is 75% female. According to the Montanya Rum website: “We have or have had women in every role in the … Continue reading Female-owned sustainable business Montanya Rum challenging a lack of diversity in the alcohol industry

Recipe: Mango Ice Cream Lollies

Mango packs a punch health wise – high in nutrients, especially vitamin C and A, and high in fibre, the tropical fruit promotes eye health, boosts immunity, and improves skin and hair health, among other health benefits. There are numerous ways that you can integrate mangoes into your daily eats, whether you add it to smoothies or eat on its own. One way to get … Continue reading Recipe: Mango Ice Cream Lollies