We need a wide as possible diversity of farmers and gardeners to safeguard the diversity of life, seeds and soil
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.
(Protesters outside of prosecutor-general office Feb 22 by Mai Shaheen. Ahram online)
- Constitutional court rejects election law.
- Al-Nour party advisors leave posts in strange circumstances.
- Protests freeze Port Said work for second day
- Israel proposes alternative to Suez Canal.
- As vote nears, tensions flare among Egypt’s Islamists.
- Egyptian economic delegation to visit Iran.
- Abu-Islam arrest ordered.
- Shura Council accuses SCC of undermining lawmakers.
- Egypt announces big fuel price rise for some industries.
- Egyptian prosecution to ask Interpol for arrest ex-PM Shafiq.
- Egypt’s NSF reiterates pre-conditions for dialogue with presidency.
- US military delegation arrives in Cairo to discuss security and defence.
- Hundreds block Hurghada streets over man’s death.
- Jama’a al-Islamiya forms armed squads to fight thugs.
- Sharqiya vigilantes kill two suspected murderers.
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Excellent book on cooking – getting rave reviews!
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!
Thank you to those of you who have followed and supported this blog. Hope to see you at some of our presentation events…
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.
Zaatar with them – a blessing! Smile
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)
1/2 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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“I can no longer walk – or even drive – anywhere without receiving a dirty comment or without feeling scared that I may be attacked at any moment.” Those were the comments of one female university graduate on life as a woman in Egypt.
“It’s disgusting and makes me feel like I am walking around naked!” said another female who happens to be veiled. “The abuse impacts all women of Cairo. Whether you are wearing the hijab, the niqab, or whether you are not veiled…women are harassed no matter what!”
This is the sexual terrorism that women across Egypt go through each day. Statistics released reveal that more than 90% of Egypt’s women – regardless of the neighborhood they live in – have encountered sexual harassment: grand-mothers, mothers, daughters – no one is off limits.
While driving in the relatively ‘upscale’ Heliopolis, I noticed a bunch of youth who had…
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