Each Friday (or therabouts)! I will endeavor to post things of interest that have grabbed my attention throughout the previous seven days. Things to inspire, fascinate, educate and generally get you buzzing.
- A Place To Gather - Check out this wonderful video from the Crafts Council of Ireland of various makers at their craft.
- Coming soon... Sláinte: The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer and Cider.
- If you like your cheese, but are bored with pairing them with grapes and apples, you might find these tips for pairing food and cheese useful.
- An interesting article on coffee - Do you buy fairtrade, organic, femenino?
- If you are trying to cut down on the amount of plastic you use, My Plastic Free Life has a few tips on how to store food produce without using plastic.
- Kickstart your creativity with these 5 TED talks.
- How much you need to plant to feed your family for a year - If you would like to feed your family from your garden for a year, but are not sure where to start, here might be a good place.
- The Icelandic Goat is in danger as the last Goat Farm is about to go under the hammer.
- A new UN report says that small scale organic farming is the only way to feed the world in the future.
- A Mexican judge has denied Monsanto a permit to grow GM soya beans, due to the potential threat to the honey bee and honey production - Great news.
- And a cocktail to finish... Herbs, peaches and bourbon - Yes Please!
There is a 'Super Moon' tomorrow, I sense that I can feel its draw already.
Earlier this year, we had a water diviner out here, so that we could establish the best spot for a well - We live between two lakes, so water is fairly abundant around these parts. It didn't hugely surprise me when the diviner informed us that the house is practically sitting on and is surrounded by water.
This knowledge explained the unknown energy source that I sometimes feel or sense from the house, an un-settled energy at times. Needless to say that between tomorrow's super full moon and all the rain that has been falling recently - things around here are stirring.
I find pastry and baking is always a good remedy, so envisage the kitchen may be hot this weekend. I made this galette a couple of days ago - Garden rhubarb and berry - enjoyed at dusk, on the porch with homemade meadowsweet ice cream and a strong cup of tea - It helps!