Is organic food little more than a trumped-up marketing scheme, another way for affluent consumers to waste money? A just-released paper by Stanford researchers—and the reaction to it by the media—suggests as much. Here are a few reasons that shallow analysis doesn’t hold up.
Since I just posted the dirty dozen, I made this DIY produce wash image for you. I’ve used it before. It works great. I use it every time I buy produce because let’s face is, organic is expensive and not always readily available. So this produce wash comes in pretty dang handy when you can’t/don’t want to get organic.
Click here for the original post of this DIY wash. I came across it on Pinterest (I’m obsessed!) and decided to try it. It’s worth it and it’s mad cheap to make.
Let me know if any of you try it and how it goes for you! :)
To dye eggs using natural materials, consider using these food items:
- purple cabbage — turns white eggs blue; brown eggs = green
- red onion skin — makes a lavender or red coloring
- beets — turn white eggs pink; brown eggs = maroon
- yellow onion skin — turns white eggs orange; brown eggs = rusty red
- ground turmeric — gives a yellow coloring
- Celestial Seasonings’ Red Zinger herbal tea — provides a lavender color
Other tea varieties, coffee, blackberries, and grape juice are among other items that will stain eggshells.
For additional information, including how-to / DIY details, see Vibrant Eggs, Dyed Naturally | The Kitchn.
Origin of Cool: France
Self Sustainable AdvertisingAnother fresh work from advertising agency DDB. Tropicana France uses science to create this completely off the grid billboard! Being a giant self-sustaining battery, it can be moved anywhere. A grid of copper and zinc spikes fasten the oranges in place and create power to illuminate the words “Energie Naturelle” (Natural Energy).
By Cool Connoisseur Bianca Irving