Wuyi Rock Oolong (Wu Long) Tea – Ta Hung Pao Loose Leaf Tea -4.5 Oz

Wuyi Rock Oolong (Wu Long) Tea – Ta Hung Pao Loose Leaf Tea -4.5 Oz

  • Dried tea leaves are aromatic
  • Taste is stronger than most of the oolong
  • Product of China

The original bushes, growing on a rock on Mount Wuyi, still survive today and are highly venerated, which fetched a record high bid of over million USD for 2.2 lbs in 1998. The Da Hong Pao on the market now are the plant grow from the cut of the original plants to product similar grades of tea from original plants. Taste variations produced by processing, differences in the soil, and location of these later generation plants.

List Price: $ 5.50

Price: $ 5.50

Does anyone know of a website geared toward eating healthy with quick to make recipes?

Question by skylaraislinn: Does anyone know of a website geared toward eating healthy with quick to make recipes?
I saw a show (thinking it was Oprah or something similar) that featured a website for women who want to eat healthy with not much time to do it. I can’t think of the website and have tried to search yahoo for it. Does anyone know what I am talking about?

Best answer:

Answer by emilie n
well the site that i go on is www.foodnetwork.com

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1,001 Best Slow-Cooker Recipes: The Only Slow-Cooker Cookbook You’ll Ever Need

1,001 Best Slow-Cooker Recipes: The Only Slow-Cooker Cookbook You’ll Ever Need

Slow-cookers are a great complement to today’s busy lifestyles. Once the ingredients are added, the virtually meal cooks itself. This collection brings together a huge number and variety of recipes that show off the value, ease, and versatility — not to mention delicious taste — of this cooking method. Seasoned cookbook author Sue Spitler covers every aspect of using slow-cookers. The book explains the various kinds and sizes of cookers, from 1-1/2 quarts to seven quarts, and shows what recipes work best in each type. From there, readers learn to prepare all the necessary ingredients beforehand so that they can refrigerate the food and the crock for anywhere from hours to overnight and then plug the appliance in when it’s time to cook. Included are more than a thousand scrumptious recipes — all thoroughly tested — for appetizers, entrees, side dishes, breads, sandwiches, and desserts.

List Price: $ 19.95

Price: $ 11.93

Chinese take out for lunch, healthy options?

Question by Erika B: Chinese take out for lunch, healthy options?
Can anyone offer advice on a healthy option for Chinese take-out? I’m looking for lowest fat, calories, and sodium. I’m mulling over the following choices for lunch today:

Ginger Chicken
Chicken w/Broccoli
Chicken or Pork Lo Mein
Szechuan Beef


Best answer:

Answer by Anna
Go for Chicken with brocolli (chicken is leaner than pork and the fact that brocolli is a veggie counts as healthy) and instead of getting the rice go for the steamed veggie, drop the lo-mein or rice and no sodas go for water!!!.. Happy Eating

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The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford
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We spent a rainy Sunday morning sampling the collection of this beautiful museum. The sometimes blurry pictures of the paintings and other art objects were taken quickly without a tripod, and are included to give some idea of the range and depth of this magnificent collection. The cafeteria downstairs is a bright, pleasant and relatively inexpensive place to get a good, quick healthy lunch in Oxford.

Here is the introduction from the current Wikipedia article:

The Ashmolean Museum (in full the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology) on Beaumont Street, Oxford, England, is the world’s first university museum. Its first building is sometimes attributed to Sir Christopher Wren, though there is no good evidence for this claim, and was built in 1678–1683 to house the collection or cabinet of curiosities Elias Ashmole gave Oxford University in 1677.
The works include that of Elias Ashmole, which he had collected himself as well as those he had acquired from the gardeners, travellers and collectors John Tradescant the elder and his son of the same name. The collection included antique coins, books, engravings, geological specimens, and zoological specimens — one of which was the stuffed body of the last Dodo ever seen in Europe, but by 1755 it was so moth-eaten it was destroyed, except for its head and one claw. The museum opened on 6 June 1683, with naturalist Robert Plot as the first keeper.
After the various specimens had been moved into new museums, the "Old Ashmolean" building on Broad Street was used as office space for the Oxford English Dictionary staff. Since 1935, the building has been established as the Museum of the History of Science, with exhibitions including the scientific instruments given to Oxford University by Lewis Evans (1853–1930), amongst them the world’s largest collection of astrolabes.
The present building dates from 1845. It was designed by Charles Cockerell in a classical style and stands on Beaumont Street. One wing of the building is occupied by the Taylor Institution, the modern languages faculty of the university. The main museum contains the original collections of Elias Ashmole and John Tradescant (father and son), as well as huge collections of archaeology specimens and fine art. It has one of the best collections of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, majolica pottery and English silver. The archaeology department includes the bequest of Arthur Evans and so has an excellent collection of Greek and Minoan pottery. The department also has an extensive collection of antiquities from Ancient Egypt and the Sudan, and the museum hosts the Griffith Institute for the advancement of Egyptology.


Linda Woodrow

Linda Woodrow
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50 Things About Me

1. I’m the Linda Woodrow who wrote The Permaculture Home Garden.
2. I’m not the Linda Woodrow who was briefly married to Elton John.
3. I have had a kitchen garden for about 30 years now.
4. I live in Australia, in rural Northern NSW.
5. My climate is sub tropical – warm dry windy spring, hot summers with unreliable thunderstorms, warm wet autumn, cool but not cold winter. This makes me a very lucky gardener.
6. I also live on a hill – nearly 300 metres above sea level – so my garden is pretty well frost free.
7. My garden these days is quite small and very intensively fenced to keep out possums, wallabies, paddymelons, bush turkeys, bower birds, cockatoos, flying foxes, goannas, carpet snakes, quolls, and other assorted wildlife.
8. Sadly, I can’t use chook domes any more. See above. But I’m working on a new chook roost design now.
9. One of the most important things I have done in my life was a riparian restoration project that planted a forest: you’d think the wildlife would go live there!
10. I live with my partner of nearly 30 years, Lewie, who is the smartest, funniest, most creative, honest, and sexiest man I know, and also the laziest.
11. He likes fishing, but not gardening.
12. I have two grown up kids, a son and a daughter, who are both people anyone would choose in their “stranded on a desert island” crew.
13. I am a Virgo, but I don’t believe in astrology.
14. But co-incidentally, I’m a pretty good Virgo.
15. I do believe in science. I love the scientific method for observing and understanding reality.
16. And thus I find it hard to believe that anyone doesn’t believe that climate change requires us all to seriously change our addictive consumerism, now, yesterday.
17. When they believe in electricity and aeroplanes?
18. In fact the only way I can make any sense of it is that they mustn’t like life – their own life, other peoples’ lives, human species life, biodiversity, life in general – and this is shocking.
19. Because I believe what is sacred is the miracle that this blue green planet circling a small outlying star put together the right conditions for the marvel of evolution to happen. How unlikely is that?
20. I feel very lucky to be the beneficiary of this miracle because life is good.
21. And to honour its goodness, I plan to live long and enjoy it, in solidarity with all the other lives – human and other- doing the same thing.
22. Which makes me a witch. Or at least a pagan.
23. And brings me back to the theme of food gardening, and cooking and enjoying fresh healthy food.
24. Because food is one of the great pleasures of life. (Just one of them, but a good one.)
25. And maybe now is a good spot to add that I’m not a vegetarian – I have been in the past, and sometimes we go for a long time without eating meat, but philosophically I think predation is a natural part of the cycle of life.
26. So long as the animals have a good life, preferably wild and free.
27. It worries me that we feed fish to cats when there aren’t enough fish to feed people in much of the world.
28. I like cooking. It is a way to relax and be creative and show nurturing care for people.
29. Possibly a little too much. I work outside the house, pretty well full time lately, mostly on a computer. So I have to watch I don’t put on weight,
30. But the whole idea of “diets” just doesn’t fit in my world.
31. And fake food made industrially sets me off on a rant.
32. I live in a home built house, and I hammered in a good percentage of the nails in it.
33. I live with stand-alone solar power which provides all the electricity anyone could possibly need.
34. We have a composting toilet, a system that is still being improved. ’Nuff said
35. Our hot water comes from solar panels in summer and a slow combustion stove in winter and there’s plenty of heat though sometimes not a huge amount of water.
36. Our water comes from tanks and dams and some years we have to be very frugal with it.
37. I am a very bad housekeeper.
38. I think perfect is the enemy of good and being purist is dangerous, which is just as well because otherwise I’d have to totally disown myself.
39. I like mending and making things and making things last.
40. I like the challenge and elegance in being frugal.
41. Left to myself, I would have very little stuff, but I live with a bloke who likes old things and the stories they hold.
42. I live in a community set up in the early 1980′s.
43. I think if we forget and lose the skills of living as a community, we are going to be in big trouble, especially as we negotiate the challenges ahead.
44. So I am pleased some of we hippies stuck with the learning and managed to invent models of functional community.
45. I love the beach but I wouldn’t want to live there.
46. I love the internet – information and ideas – such treasure.
47. I’m not at all sure though that mobile phones are a necessary invention.
48. Or any music system since vinyl.
49. I am basically very shy and don’t like talking about myself, so this is hard.
50. I started this blog because I had an epiphany that it wasn’t ok to let shyness stop me when we need all hands on deck to create a cultural shift.