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The name's Yvonne, how do you do? Just a 20-something trying to get through life. Started with the intent of artistic endeavors but got sidetracked with reblogs. Lover of creative things, equality, Doctor Who and A:TLA. She'd love to hear from you!

shmurdapunk:

hikergirl:

Peter Glazebrook is out of control.

Colossal carrot - 2014 (Picture: Nigel Roddis/REX (via Pictures of the day: 12 September 2014 - Telegraph))

Giant potato - 2010 (source)
Giant cauliflower - 2014 (Caters News)

this guy is so happy, he’s just doing his weird thing and no one can stop him

aileuromania:

beyoncesupremacy:

meloromantics:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

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#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

#Yet you feel entitled to non-white migrant labor#I hate white vegans ugh

My father was a beekeeper. He had three hives in our backyard. Each hive had six combs (I think - it’s been over 20 years since he died and my memory is now a little hazy, but it might have been five combs) for the bees to fill and live on. He would only harvest from two of the combs, as the rest was for the bees.
I was going to talk about CSR and the Australian sugar industry not relying on slavery, but then I remembered this. Yes, even Australia, bastion of “sticking it to the man” and “convicts don’t like authority” bloody well had slavery. It was called “Blackbirding”. How lovely.
Beekeeping is much more ethical than the sugar industry. After all, if a hive isn’t getting what they need, they will swarm and bugger off. Slaves didn’t have that option, and non-white migrant labour still have little option.

aileuromania:

beyoncesupremacy:

meloromantics:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

Photo source

Fact check source

#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.

The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.

Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.

It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

My father was a beekeeper. He had three hives in our backyard. Each hive had six combs (I think - it’s been over 20 years since he died and my memory is now a little hazy, but it might have been five combs) for the bees to fill and live on. He would only harvest from two of the combs, as the rest was for the bees.

I was going to talk about CSR and the Australian sugar industry not relying on slavery, but then I remembered this. Yes, even Australia, bastion of “sticking it to the man” and “convicts don’t like authority” bloody well had slavery. It was called “Blackbirding”. How lovely.

Beekeeping is much more ethical than the sugar industry. After all, if a hive isn’t getting what they need, they will swarm and bugger off. Slaves didn’t have that option, and non-white migrant labour still have little option.

beeandpuppycat:

cartoonhangover:

Oh snap! It’s World Vegetarian Day. NOW EAT THOSE VEGGIES, BEE AND PUPPYCAT!
(credit: Judy)

Errrrmmmaaaaahhhhgerd! 

beeandpuppycat:

cartoonhangover:

Oh snap! It’s World Vegetarian Day. NOW EAT THOSE VEGGIES, BEE AND PUPPYCAT!

(credit: Judy)

Errrrmmmaaaaahhhhgerd! 

wikihow:

Happy World Vegetarian Day!

Here are 20+ Food Ideas for you to try:

1. Portobello Mushrooms are a Vegetarian favorite. Learn how to cook them: 3 Ways.

2. Mushrooms in general are amazing! Prepare Shitake Mushrooms. Make Wine-Based Sauteed Mushrooms. Make Mushrooms in Beer Batter. Make Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms. Or simply learn to Cook Mushrooms in over 10+ Ways!

3. 10+ Ways to Prepare Tofu. Here’s also step-by-step guide for Grilling Tofu. And a recipe for Soy Patties.

4. This Tofu Ginger Spread is easy and great for many occasions!

5. DIY Tofurkey (Tofu Not Turkey)! Try it with this Vegan Gravy or Mushroom Gravy.

6. There’s also DIY Vegan Pepperoni.

7. Or Tempeh Bacon.

8. Everyone’s had a Black Bean Burger (here’s a second recipe). Try this Vegan Red Bean Burger! Or a Chickpea Burger.

9. Add Vegetarian Chili to your burger, or have it as a standalone dish!

10. Vegan Chicken Salad.

11. Make Quinoa Zucchini Boats!

12. Fry it up: Vegan Fish and Chips.

13. This Creamy Avocado Pasta is savory enough on its own - you’ll forget meat altogether!

14. Make Vegetarian Risotto.

15. Make Vegetarian Eggplant Lasagna.

16. Cook Vegetable Curry.

17. 5 Ways: Eat Edamame. Here’s an additional Edamame Fried Rice Recipe!

18. Make Chili Lime Chickpeas for a satiating snack.

19. This classic is a must: Make Hummus. While you’re at it, you can also make your own DIY Pita Chips.

20. Did you know Guacamole doesn’t have meat? Here’s another recipe.

The best holidays are all about food.

ikeapunx:

muji spice book

Traveling with your spice rack is not ideal. This is why Japanese company, Muji, has made a book of spices to make flavoring your food while away from home a little bit easier.

This book from Muji is full of pages that are made of spiced paper, which dissolve from the heat and moisture of cooking. Now that kick of white pepper or red chili is just a tear away. And, since it is compact and perfectly portable, the Muji spice book is ideal for when you’re traveling!

did-you-kno:

Betty White is older than sliced bread. Source

did-you-kno:

Betty White is older than sliced bread. Source

mothernaturenetwork:

Fries without ketchup? What is this madness?!
Is ketchup only for kids? This restaurant says soA Florida restaurant refuses to serve ketchup to anyone over 10. Is this being sophisticated or rude?

I really don’t like ketchup so I understand, but I can’t help but feel some type of way about this.

mothernaturenetwork:

Fries without ketchup? What is this madness?!

Is ketchup only for kids? This restaurant says so
A Florida restaurant refuses to serve ketchup to anyone over 10. Is this being sophisticated or rude?

I really don’t like ketchup so I understand, but I can’t help but feel some type of way about this.

the-goddamazon:

escapedgoat:

blackladyblue:

eurotrottest:

superdanger-us:

Melicoccus bijugatus, commonly known as the ‘Genip.’

Grows like a grape. 

Peels like a tangerine.

Tastes like a mango.

Has a pit like a peach.

stains clothes though

It sounds like a Pokémon berry.

a.k.a. guinep, quenepa. It’s popular in Asian/Caribbean communities.  Tastes good but you need at least 10 to feel satisfied

I MUST HAVE THESE

amroyounes:

8 vegetables that you can regrow again and again.

Scallions

You can regrow scallions by leaving an inch attached to the roots and place them in a small glass with a little water in a well-lit room.

Garlic

When garlic begins to sprout, you can put them in a glass with a little water and grow garlic sprouts. The sprouts have a mild flavor than garlic and can be added to salads, pasta and other dishes.

Bok Choy

Bok choy can be regrown by placing the root end in water in a well-lit area. In 1-2 weeks , you can transplant it to a pot with soil and grow a full new head.

Carrots

Put carrot tops in a dish with a little water. Set the dish in a well-lit room or a window sill.  You’ll have carrot tops to use in salads. 

Basil

Put clippings from basil with 3 to 4-inch stems in a glass of water and place it in direct sunlight. When the roots are about 2 inches long, plant them in pots to and in time it will grow a full basil plant.

Celery

Cut off the base of the celery and place it in a saucer or shallow bowl of warm water in the sun. Leaves will begin to thicken and grow in the middle of the base, then transfer the celery to soil. 

Romaine Lettuce

Put romaine lettuce stumps in a 1/2 inch of water. Re-water to keep water level at 1/2 inch. After a few days, roots and new leaves will appear and you can transplant it into soil.

Cilantro

The stems of cilantro will grown when placed in a glass of water. Once the roots are long enough, plant them in a pot in a well-lit room. You will have a full plant in a few months.

did-you-kno:

The hotdog making process begins with a puree of beef, pork, and processed chicken “trimmings” (aka the butchers’ leftovers) that are mixed with food starch, seasonings, corn syrup, and water until liquefied.
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did-you-kno:

The hotdog making process begins with a puree of beef, pork, and processed chicken “trimmings” (aka the butchers’ leftovers) that are mixed with food starch, seasonings, corn syrup, and water until liquefied.

Source    Source2

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