Tuesday, 03. January 2006
Plants For A Future
|Many people find the concept of eating flowers to be a little strange - indeed there are a few who find the very idea to be distasteful. This is rather sad because, as well as providing a nutritious food, there are some amazing taste treats in store for those who are willing to experiment with their foods.|
We tend to eat quite a lot of flowers. They usually make a very attractive addition to salads, the only problem we have had with doing this is that the salads can look so attractive that people are reluctant to disturb what they see as a work of art! We also enjoy just snacking on the flowers when in the garden - they usually provide a tasty and thirst-quenching snack. We have not as yet tried cooking with them - they are so delicate that I am sure both their texture and taste would be destroyed.
Plants For A Future
There are over 20,000 species of edible plants in the world yet fewer than 20 species now provide 90% of our food. However, there are hundreds of less well known edible plants from all around the world which are both delicious and nutritious.
We advocate a style of gardening mimicking a natural woodland system using perennial plants and following vegan organic and ecological principals
Our database contains 7300 edible medicinal and useful plants.
- edible, medicinal and useful plants for a healthier world. (English)
Hot News or Hoax?
Sterndeuter lagen weit daneben
vom Tages-Anzeiger, Switzerland. (German)
Die Verlierer des Jahres 2005 sind die Astrologen. Ihre Vorhersagen entpuppten sich als grandiose Fehlprognosen.
Prophezeiungen wären eigentlich da, um zu warnen. Doch auch in dieser Disziplin versagten die Astrologen in den letzten Monaten - wie auch in den vergangenen 3000 Jahren: Weder sahen sie den Tsunami noch die Hurrikane in den USA und Mittelamerika, das Erdbeben in Pakistan oder die Unwetter in der Schweiz voraus.
von Die Welt. (German)
Vier von fünf Deutschen geben zu, manchmal oder regelmäßig ihr Horoskop zu lesen, fand das Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach bei einer Umfrage 2001 heraus. Zum Vergleich: Vor 30 Jahren bekannte sich nur jeder Zweite zur Lektüre. Entsprechend rasant entwickelt sich der Markt für Esoterik. Einer Schätzung des "Spiegel" zu Folge gibt es 50 000 Wahrsager und Hellseher in Deutschland, sowie rund 1000 geprüfte Astrologen. Genaue Zahlen fehlen, nicht zuletzt, weil unter das Label Esoterik fast alles fällt - von Ayurveda bis hin zu UFO-Gläubigen.
Predictions for 2006: political unrest, a prominent death and some bad fish
by ThaiDay. (English)
Nobody can predict the future. But some people are good guessers. Here we ask two prominent astrologers, a monk, a political scientist and an economist about what they see for the coming year.
Brand-new you for the new year
by Philippine Daily Inquirer. (English)
Do deep breathing for five minutes.
Smile at yourself in the mirror every morning.
Have 10 minutes of relaxation/meditation daily, morning and evening.
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DVD Tip: Shi Mian Mai Fu / House Of Flying Daggers
|Yesterday I saw the movie "House of Flying Daggers", Yimou Zhang's follow up to "Hero". I was Hero's greatest fan and now I'm absolutly "wow"ed again! Yimou Zhang has created another stunning visual masterpiece: the costumes are gorgeous, the locations are beautiful, the music and sound production immaculate, the colour is to die for, the martial and dance sequences incredibly choreographed and energetic and the CG is seamless.|
Yimou Zhang, once a photographer and cinematographer himself, has an exquisite eye. You can feel each flower and blade of grass, and marvel at the vivid detail in the costumes. Probably the fight scene in the bamboo forest is one of the best! It's wildly sensuous on a visual level.
If you are intrigued with dance-like martial arts, performed in the most breathtaking sceneries - "House of Flying Daggers" is a MUST!
The official site has trailers, a picture gallery, cast information, director's statement, review excerpts, and links:
House of Flying Daggers
by Sony Classics.
And this is the greatest fansite ever by MonkeyPeaches.
And last but not least The Internet Movie Database.
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