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Frankencrops are the new green

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Wired argues that bioengineering may be our best bet for the two greatest challenges of our times: food crisis and global warming.

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May 20, 2008 at 9:43 am

All Nations cafe’ @ Ein Haniya, Friday May 9th

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This from All Nations Cafe:

Last December, before the winter, we had our first Ein Haniya Fair. Ever since then, farmers and conscious consumers have been waiting for the fair to return.

Next week on Friday, May 9th, starting at 10 am:

Local farmers’ and shepherds’ organic produce, home made food, arts and crafts, and live music.

It’s all happening at Ein Haniya Spring, on the Wallaja/Har Gilo road between Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Getting to Ein Haniya Spring

Coming from Jerusalem, you go to Malha train station, near the shopping mall (which is easily reached by Jerusalem city buses 4,5,6,17,18,24,31,160-167,440) turn to the railway station and follow the Wallaja road to Gush Etzion. After crossing the railway line you can either hike a few kilometers or easily hitchhike with any car going in that direction. About a kilometer after passing a checkpoint you will see a dirt road on your left hand – the spring market is a few meters up that road.

Coming from the West Bank and from Gush Etzion, you go from Beit Jala and Har Gilo towards Wallaja and Jerusalem. Down the steep road to the bottom of Refa’im valley, you see Ein Haniya spring on your right.


For people interested in selling/presenting at the fair, call:
Timna: 052-8669170  (email:  tim_shar@yahoo.com)

For All Nations Cafe and general matters call:
Nimrod: 050-2600590,   Abed: 052-2458216

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May 1, 2008 at 10:44 am

Amen to that

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What is it with chefs and manifesto these days? Seriously. We get it. You don’t just randomly put stuff on plates. You’ve got a grand idea. But you know what? Sometimes all we care about is if your grand idea tasted any good. Because if it isn’t, then it’s just a big pile of crap.

Chez Pim – “L’Esguard: quite possibly the worst meal of my life”

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March 10, 2008 at 2:24 am

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What’s wrong with this picture?

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the power of visualization…

Note: Figures are correct, but visual representation is not to scale

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February 23, 2008 at 8:21 pm

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The missing Soufflé, er, ah, link.

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Human life histories, as compared to those of other primates and mammals, have at least four distinctive characteristics: an exceptionally long lifespan, an extended period of juvenile dependence, support of reproduction by older postreproductive individuals, and male support of reproduction through the provisioning of females and their offspring. Another distinctive feature of our species is a large brain, with its associated psychological attributes: increased capacities for learning, cognition, and insight.

And where does it all come from?

Our theory is that those four life history characteristics and extreme intelligence are co-evolved responses to a dietary shift toward high-quality, nutrient-dense, and difficult-to-acquire food resources.

You know, its not easy finding a decent meal. You need big brains for that.

(Kaplan et al, 2000)

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January 9, 2008 at 2:42 am

Posted in food, health, science

so here’s an idea: buy them menu 4 hope vouchers.

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The previous post stopped you in your tracks, but you still feel the social pressure to buy xmas presents?

how about some menu 4 hope vouchers? totally e..

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December 15, 2007 at 3:10 am

Why does my boyfriend’s urine smell awful after eating asparagus?

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Never mind the medical details. I just can’t stop thinking about the scenario in which this came up, and the text of the ensuing row.

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June 4, 2007 at 1:51 pm

Posted in food, LOL