We need a wide as possible diversity of farmers and gardeners to safeguard the diversity of life, seeds and soil

GROWtest.org

The biggest players in the food industry—from pesticide pushers to fertilizer makers to food processors and manufacturers—spend billions of dollars every year not selling food, but selling the idea that we need their products to feed the world. But, do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? Can sustainably grown food deliver the quantity and quality we need—today and in the future? This Food MythBusters episode takes on these questions in under seven minutes. So the next time you hear them, you can too.

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(Protesters outside of prosecutor-general office Feb 22 by Mai Shaheen. Ahram online)

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  • ‪SCAF holding meetings in president’s absence: Military sources.
  • Nour Party seeks to distance itself from FJP ahead of election.

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Excellent book on cooking – getting rave reviews!

The Gaza Kitchen

We haven’t updated this blog in aeons because we’ve been very busy…

The great news is that The Gaza Kitchen has now been released!

From now on, all information about this project will be posted at the book’s website and/or the Just World Books website.

Thank you to those of you who have followed and supported this blog. Hope to see you at some of our presentation events

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Report: Jewish youths beat Palestinian cleaner in Tel Aviv | Maan News Agency

TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma’an) — Jewish youths on Sunday attacked a 40-year-old Palestinian cleaner in Tel Aviv, Israeli media reported.

Hassan Ausruf was filling the water tank of his street cleaning vehicle when around 15 youths attacked him, his wife told the Israeli daily Haaretz.

“He asked them why they were attacking him and they told him with utmost chutzpah ‘because you’re Arab,'” Nariman told Haaretz.

“They attacked him with whatever they could get their hands on, bottles and shards of glass and they inflicted serious wounds to his head and in one of his eyes.”

She added: “At some point he managed to escape with his entire face covered in blood and reached a friend where he collapsed.”

Ausruf was treated at Wolfson Medical Center for deep cuts to his face and skull fractures, the report said.

Police are investigating but have not arrested any suspects.

via Report: Jewish youths beat Palestinian cleaner in Tel Aviv | Maan News Agency.

Zaatar with them – a blessing! Smile

Leelouz Café

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Sunday morning is the day we make crêpes (thin pancakes)! Usually my husband makes them, but this time it will be me as he is away on a business trip and won’t be back before tomorrow…:(

The recipe is quite simple and needs 5 minutes to prepare. However I remember my mother placing the batter in the fridge for half an hour, to rest she said, but I am not a patient person, and I frankly don’t think it makes any difference in the taste, only in its consistency, it becomes a bit thicker while standing!

So for the ingredients: (for approximately 8 crêpes)

1 egg

1/2 cup brown flour (any kind would do, buckwheat flour…)

1/2 cup white flour (I like mixing these because it gives a nicer, thicker and healthier texture)

2 cups milk

2 tbsp melted butter

pinch of salt

pinch of sugar

Whisk all the ingredients…

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