Archive for May, 2008

Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight

Is Dr. Taylor with us? More than most…

Reclaimed Lumber Bookshelf by Blankblank

2501454565_f401b58de1_oAnything that makes me laugh out loud must be shared.

via Inhabitat

Giant Toasted Leafcutter Ants from

3So we’re having a BBQ here in the burbs for Memorial Day and I’m thinking these little guys should be a big hit. Giant toasted leafcutter ants from Colombia, the largest species of ant in the world.

From Edible:
"Hormigas Culonas are harvested in the Colombian Amazon by the Guane
Indians, during the short rainy season between March and June. They are
then toasted in a mud pot over an open fire by the Indians.

The Guane Indians believe that these Ants have youth giving and
Aphrodisiac properties and they are often served as fertility giving
marriage food during nuptial ceremonies. Hormigas Culonas taste similar
to crisply fried bacon with an earthy taste, and make the perfect
alternative party snack instead of nuts or olives!"

Get yours here.

Natural Retreats, UK: Stylish Eco-tourism

I will be staying here next time I visit Little England…

Natural Retreats eco-lodges, eco-travel in UK, UK National Parks, Lake District National Park, North York Moors National Park, Yorkshire Dales National Park, eco-getaways in the UK

"Combining the highest levels of luxury and sustainable development with beautiful locations, Natural Retreats
offer a chance to explore beautiful national parks, bask in luxury, and
feel confident that your holiday has a low environmental impact. Built
with sustainability in mind, these eco-getaways can be found within
four of the UK national parks, with plans to acquire sites in, or
alongside, ten more. At current, green-minded travelers can escape to Yorkshire Dales, Snowdonia, Lake District, and North York Moors – all beautiful landscapes and perfect settings for an eco-friendly nature retreat."

more after the jump HERE and HERE

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