Delicious Salad

July 9, 2012

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I was inspired the other day to make a kick-ass salad. We enjoyed it with toast and Fry’s chicken schnitzel, but I can imagine it is also lovely with small boiled potatoes and vegan mayonnaise. Recipe: Finely chopped spinach Grated carrot and apple Spring onions Cherry tomatoes Lentil sprouts Cubed feta Butter beans Avocado Sprig […]

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Ethical Labeling debate

May 25, 2012

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I have a headache round about now, and it is only 11am. Could be cos of the coffee, waking up at 5am to tackle the rain and traffic – or, it could have been the 3 solid hours of debating the issue of ethical labelling; first, the one that aired on SAfm and secoundly, the […]

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Natural Product Politics: What the hell do I know?

May 9, 2012

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Phew at last, a chance to express myself in the ‘I’ with no qualms. Ok wanna know what I have been trying to get my head around lately? This issue of natural body products. I am the kind of person who never assumes anything to be true unless I have questioned the underlying philosphy (i.e. […]

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Imhoff’s Toxic Gift: a lesson for consumers (a call for more phosphate-free products)

August 25, 2011

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While we know some of what went wrong to make the environmental disaster otherwise known as Wildevoelvlei, do we know that one of the key causes of this high level phosphate lake is from what products we flush down our drains daily? Back in the 50’s and 60’s, Wildevoelvlei was a seasonal wetland. Drier in […]

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Naming the elephant in the room: Plans to create ‘Safe Party’ pamphlets

August 22, 2011

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Let me first off say : I love the scene, it is my scene, I am at home out there in the bush with the sun on my back and the beat in my feet. As some of you will know, I wrote a very angry blog about a week ago which I have now […]

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Local fossil experts urge for more young South African palaeontologists.

August 16, 2011

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A short article written after I attended a series of media conference lectures on evolution at Iziko Museum beginning of 2010 – an event prompted by the finding of a fossil skeleton in the Karoo Bowl- proving to be a missing link in the story of human evolution… =) ‘I have a dream,’ said Dr […]

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“It’s pay back time.” Kelly Rosenthal of Equal Education explains why she does what she does

August 16, 2011

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“It’s pay back time.” Kelly Rosenthal of Equal Education speaks about why she does what she does… ( written 2010) I arrived at 6 Spin Street at 11:10am as we had agreed. Kelly Rosenthal swishes across the checked floor interior of the café muttering something about being with me in a moment. I wait in […]

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