Mental health in times of Covid

Food and Mental Health

How to stay healthy in times of Covid, with millions of workers around the globe loosing their jobs and income. Some countries & regions have started to come out of isolation, some on the other hand are at the brink of going under some form of lock down again. I own a small hotel in … Read more Mental health in times of Covid

The Chicken & The Egg: organic, worth the fuss?

Eggs

What came first, the chicken or the egg? It’s one of those questions with no answer. What we know is that both are indispensable in a healthy kitchen. Does it matter whether they are bio, homegrown or not? Health Credentials The humble egg has impressive health credentials. Both the white and yolk of an egg … Read more The Chicken & The Egg: organic, worth the fuss?

Life Before Plastic – a childhood story

Plastic free shopping

Inspired by an article under the same title, written by Mark Blackburn, the author of “One Brown Planet” in 2016, I decided to share my story how we lived without plastic during my childhood days. From what I can make up from his article, we must be about the same age. I was born in … Read more Life Before Plastic – a childhood story

How to Recycle your Empty Wine bottles

Wine Bottles as Terrarium

Do you drink as much wine as I do? Well, I do not drink alone. Apart from the occasional glass of wine I have on my terrace to relax from a working day, I share my wine with friends, guests, colleagues. In wine country Argentina there is always a good occasion to kill a bottle … Read more How to Recycle your Empty Wine bottles

Bio-eggs from your own chicken coop!

chicken coops

I love eggs for breakfast. More than anything else I eat them bio. How nice would it be to get out of bed, get my egg straight from the coop and fry it? Consistent egg production is a sign of happy, healthy hens. Most hens will lay their first egg around 18 weeks of age … Read more Bio-eggs from your own chicken coop!

The Health Benefits of Green Tea Matcha

matcha fields

When Starbucks started selling its green tea matcha frappucino, I became an instant fan. Combined with cow milk, soy milk or almond milk, blended or on the rocks, it makes for a delicious refreshment on hot summer days. To avoid the sweet syrup Starbucks adds to its frappucinos, I started buying the matcha powder in … Read more The Health Benefits of Green Tea Matcha

Trading in Your Fridge Responsibly

Northstar Fridge

Household appliances live a short life. That is of course compared to the refrigerator, – a PRIMUS, a former Belgian quality household appliance brand, – my parents bought in the late sixties and lasted for over 40 years ! Mission impossible anno 2020. You might know which green refrigerator to buy, but what to do … Read more Trading in Your Fridge Responsibly

Save Food From the Fridge

Groundfridge

In this modern world we have long forgotten what it is to live without a fridge. In 1913, refrigerators for home use were invented and have been a common household item for the past 50 years. Electricity consumption depends on the model and enormous research has brought high-energy efficient refrigerators. However, the addition of new … Read more Save Food From the Fridge

In the mood for coffee !

Coffee & Chocolate

I am in the mood for coffee, especially today. My celiac baking friend is coming over with some irresistible chocolate death cupcakes I have been dying for since she mentioned them. Chocolate demands coffee ! At home, I brew coffee the eco-friendly way. The best green way to brew coffee is when there is zero … Read more In the mood for coffee !

How to recycle your coffee grounds

According to the ICO ( the International Coffee Organization ), world coffee consumption in one year is estimated to represent about 150 million bags. Given that each bag weighs 130 pounds or 59 kg, that is almost 9 billion kilos. Less than 1% of the bean is consumed in a cup of coffee, leaving millions … Read more How to recycle your coffee grounds

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