Falling Fruit: Open-source interactive map created by foragers helping people to discover free edibles

Falling Fruit, described as “a type of matchmaking service for urban foragers”, is helping people to discover free edibles throughout the world, recovering food that would otherwise go to waste. Falling Fruit’s interactive maps, that can be accessed via the non-profit’s website and mobile apps, document food-bearing trees, plants and other types of edibles in nearly 1.5 million locations across 111 countries and 6,340 cities. … Continue reading Falling Fruit: Open-source interactive map created by foragers helping people to discover free edibles

Hepple Spirits Co.: Northumberland-based gin makers helping to revjuvenate juniper trees with restoration project

The humble juniper berry, one of the primary ingredients in gin, has been in decline in recent decades in the UK mainly due to modern farming practices and climate change. Now a craft gin maker behind Hepple Gin is aiming to reverse that with an ambitious juniper restoration project. The Northumberland-based Hepple Spirits Co. have been involved in the juniper restoration and propagation efforts spearheaded … Continue reading Hepple Spirits Co.: Northumberland-based gin makers helping to revjuvenate juniper trees with restoration project

Power up your Meals with Pumpkin [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Pumpkin puree is affordable, ubiquitous, and versatile. Don’t just eat it during pumpkin pie (or pumpkin-pie-spice latte) season. Stock your pantry with pumpkin puree to boost your cooking—and nutrition—all year long. via Power up your Meals with Pumpkin [Visual] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Power up your Meals with Pumpkin [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Recipe: Tom Yum Soup with Chicken

Tom Yum Soup is quite possibly the best soup to have been created – a blend of hot and sour tastes, Tom Yum Soup is a perfect immune-boosting soup for the winter months. Originating from Thailand, at the base of Tom Yum Soup is the three fragrant ingredients of lemongrass, galangal and kaffir lime leaves. It is further seasoned with lime juice and fish sauce, … Continue reading Recipe: Tom Yum Soup with Chicken

Recipe: Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo)

Pão de Queijo are delicious cheese puffs, that look a bit like dough balls, made from tapioca flour. A traditional Brazilian snack, Pão de queijo originated from African slaves like many other Brazilian foods. They would soak and peel the cassava root and make rolls from it. Initially, there was no cheese in the rolls. By the end of the 19th century, as more ingredients … Continue reading Recipe: Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo)

Recipe ideas for leftover pumpkin

Want to know what to do with your leftover Halloween pumpkin or Jack O’Lantern? Check out the below video for recipe ideas including pumpkin sage pasta, pumpkin bread cheesecake and more. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com Continue reading Recipe ideas for leftover pumpkin

Foods that can be Toxic if you eat them in Excess [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Looking to clean up your diet? Dark, leafy greens including spinach and Swiss chard, fiber-rich kidney beans and brown rice, heart-healthy nuts, lean proteins such as tuna, and plenty of water all make up a healthy diet. But believe it or not, it is possible to have too much of a good thing when it comes to some healthy staples. While overdoing it on most … Continue reading Foods that can be Toxic if you eat them in Excess [Visual] — ecogreenlove

Recipe: Apple Turnovers

Apple season is upon us and what fine way to honour the season with a tasty treat such as apple turnovers. Perfect for breakfast or an afternoon sweet treat, the below recipe is simple, using ready-made puff pastry, and adds a nice touch to a traditional apple turnover with a vanilla glaze. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including … Continue reading Recipe: Apple Turnovers

Paris to open the world’s largest urban rooftop farm pioneering its own technique in aeroponic farming

Paris is to house the world’s largest urban farm when a 150,000-square-foot rooftop garden, pioneering its own technique in aeroponic “vertical” farming, opens next year. The farm, located in the 15th arrondissement where it will occupy the rooftop of an exhibition complex, will grow more than 2,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables every day during high season. Equivalent to the size of about two football … Continue reading Paris to open the world’s largest urban rooftop farm pioneering its own technique in aeroponic farming

Zapotec chef Abigail Mendoza Ruiz keeping the culinary techniques and traditions of Ancient Mexico alive

Zapotec chef Abigail Mendoza Ruiz has become well-known for her indigenous Oaxacan cuisine made using ancient techniques from recipes passed down through the generations. Mexico’s Zapotecs are an indigenous community living in Oaxaca, Mexico. Before Spanish colonisation, Zapotecan civilisation was a thriving epicentre of food, culture and tradition. At Abigail Mendoza Ruiz’s Oaxaca-based restaurant, Tlamanalli, she serves exclusively Zapotec food prepared with recipes from her … Continue reading Zapotec chef Abigail Mendoza Ruiz keeping the culinary techniques and traditions of Ancient Mexico alive