things i’ve learned: april 2017
May 11th 2017
No matter your age, no matter your expertise, no matter your background, if you have an open and explorative mind you will learn new things every day. Some things learned are personal, emotional or mental others rather practical. Yet all of these teachings enrich your day to day life and make you the sage of your own existence. When you are open to learning, by inviting the spirit of the eternal student, you will always have a broad view and flexible spirit. I love learning and have a inquisitive outlook on life. That’s why I decided to share with you the things I’ve learned in April. Perhaps I will make it a monthly thing, because there’s one thing I know for sure, I am overjoyed to learn about myself and the world around me, until the very last sunset.
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THINGS I’VE LEARNED
1.It is totally possible to freeze food in glass containers. I always thought it would crack, thus never tried but a friend of mine told me about a ‘no waste’ lecture she had attended. The lecturer was an author and expert in the field of waste free living, named Bea Johnson. She had shared her experience with freezing food in glass jars. Just never fill the jar fully, always leave room. I use glass to freeze seasonal fruit for smoothies, larger batches of homemade sauces and stocks and sprouted nuts and beans. But glass is also perfectly useful as a container for breastmilk, soups, leftovers from meals etc etc.
2.Nispero fruits are the best thing I’ve eaten this spring. I had never had this fruit before but we saw it growing abundantly during our holidays in Spain. We bought it, tried it and fell in love. Nispero is also known as loquat or mispel. The taste is unlike anything I’ve ever had before. It has both sweet and sour notes, with a hint of vanilla. This makes nispero the perfect refreshing fruit as well as a great ingredient for sweet and sour salsa’s.
3.Raw Elements Sunlotion is by far the best sun lotion I’ve ever seen or used. It protects against UVA UBV 30+, contains 100% natural non-toxic non-GMO organic ingredients and is super waterproof up to 80 minutes. The base of the cream is zinc oxide, the additional ingredients are: Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Green Tea, Organic Black Tea, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, All Natural Mango Butter, Organic Beeswax, All Natural Rosemary Oil Extract, All Natural Vitamin E. That’s IT. No weird numbers or never heard of chemicals. And… it WORKS, it works oh so well. One tin (yes, the sunlotion does not come in plastic but in a tin. Hoorah!) lasted me and our daughter a full two weeks of sunny holidaying in Spain. Read more about Raw Elements HERE. Dutchies: Raw Elements is for sale it THIS webshop. (not sponsored)
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