If you like sweaters, wearing sweaters, making sweaters, putting sweaters on animals, then you should enjoy this chicken in a sweater. Putting sweaters on chickens sounds silly but for abused and mostly bald chickens, a sweater is a very good thing. Go ahead look at the chicken in a sweater, smile and then contemplate "sweatering" friends, teapots(tea cozies of course), pets, inanimate objects....
A student from Tufts University has started a free cafe. This is worth noting simply because its free. However this free cafe is also using only food found in grocery store dumpsters. I think this is an interesting experiment but wonder about an real longevity. Grocery stores do throw away a lot of food however they don't do this because they love to waste food. Where is the profit in that? It would be interesting to check back with the cafe in a year or even six months to see how business is progressing.
You may have heard about old skateboards being recycled into art and other things. Check out Second Shot, who recycles them into sunglasses, jewelry, watches and clocks. I'm partial to the jewelry myself. It is great to see skateboards being refashioned into attractive and usable things rather than just as art for a change.
A smuggler was captured in a Thai airport carrying 54 Ploughshare tortoises, which are some of the rarest and most endangered in the world. Only 400 are left in the wild, so he was stealing 13.5% of the entire living population for the species
Food and agriculture activists are raising warnings as Monsanto manages to get exemptions to genetically modified crop planting limits removed by attaching a "rider" to the recently passed budget bill. A debate about the issue
Today's Meatless Monday recipe is quiche with mushrooms, feta and caramelized onions. You can definitely make this for supper, lunch, breakfast, lupper(supper combined with lunch) or brunch. Quiches are not just for breakfast and are pretty simple. You can probably different cheeses and add or substitute other veggies as well.
Toronto seems to have bikes shops aplenty however, one really stands out. They having a large showroom they have a a few examples and then let you completely customize your own. Its a great idea, saves space and energy as well as gives you exactly what you want, right down to color.
If you thought lingering snow was icky and annoying, imagine the snow is crude oil instead. A crude oil pipeline of Exxon's broke near a lake and flooded a community. Maybe the owners of the 40 homes evacuated are rethinking our oil consumption. Of coursed these pipelines keep being built across the country and through people's property. Yuck!
You may have heard and seen something about a guy shooting a horse on YouTube. If you don't eat meat the video will probably shock you the most. For meat eaters its still shocking. If you're fine with eating beef, pork and chicken then technically eating horse is no different. However killing a beautiful animal because you don't like animal activists is horrifying and so very sad. I don't even know what else to say about this guy except that his video sickens me.
There is quite a following for tiny apartment. I myself am not into living in a tiny space having lived in apartments for so many years with kids and cats. However building homes or rebuilding homes and apartments with useful and ingenious cubbies sounds like an excellent idea. Most homes built seem to embody wasted space. I wish builders would start building homes more efficiently, with style of course.
It may be Spring but for those of us in the north it just doesn't look like or feel like it. For your Meatless Monday try out this heart soup of lentils and tomatoes. Not only is it healthy it will warm you up on these chilly "Spring" days. If only Mother Nature would take the hint and give us a real spring. Hunting for Easter eggs in the snow is just not cool.
This frittata with potatoes, onions and peppers looks like it would make a great breakfast but would probably be great for lunch or dinner as well. It certainly looks pretty in the skillet.
We know bees are essential to a healthy earth but now they could be essential to fighting HIV. Washington University in St. Louis, has an incredible science team that have developed a way for bee venom to fight the HIV scourge. If you needed another reason to help increase the bee population, here it is.
Have you heard the one about the guy with debilitating windfarm sickness? The guy was suffering from just being near a windfarm. Thankfully doctors have found a cure: monetary compensation for leasing the windfarm property. So, yeah it turns out there is no such thing as windfarm sickness according to an Australian study. Don't believe the hype people.
More information is coming out about the State Department requested study of the impacts of the Keystone XL, specifically that the consulting firms that conducted the study have ties to the oil and gas industry.