Simple Life Hunting

A quest for a simpler, down-to-earth life

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Author: Andromachi

Gigantic artichokes

This morning I woke up with some words pounding in a mysterious way into my head:

…there is not enough of this, there is not enough of that…
…shortage of this, shortage of that…

Why do I get the feeling that we are bombarded with the idea that this planet cannot cover everybody’s needs?
Why are we looking for resources outside Earth?
Why colonising Mars appears to be a logical solution?

“Tzoumerka mountains reporting to planet Earth:
There seems to be a gigantic formation of plants, something perhaps in this hard and unfriendly soil…


They look like artichokes, let’s taste them…
Oh my God, they are artichokes and they are delicious!
Planet Earth, there is hope!”

Elderflower refreshing lemonade – light sugar version

The first time I noticed the elder tree was when I lived in the Netherlands. It was a neighbourhood of row houses with landscaped back gardens where the elder shrub was in abundance. I admired the beauty of its flowers and enjoyed their aroma but it wasn’t until our switch to a chemical free life that I started appreciating its medicinal value. Folk tradition calls it the “full pharmacy” of nature due to its numerous curative and preventive properties. In this post, though, we are going to talk only about its enjoyable properties and not its medicinal ones.

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