The Kakapo parrot has had the most successful year of breeding, with the population experiencing a growth of 37 more Kakapo chicks, giving a boost to the population of 123 adult Kakapo’s which live on the predator-free island. Historically, the parrots were hunted to what was thought to be extinction by the local Maori tribes … Continue reading Environmental News of the Week: New Zealand’s conservationist’s parrot breeding success
Serves 3 ingredients: 1 pckt Blue Dragon Canton black bean stir fry sauce 1 tsp rice vinegar 2tsp sesame oil 3 tbs light soy sauce 1 tbs sweet sour chilli sauce 1tbs hoisin sauce 1 litre vegetable stock 3 lots of Sharwoods medium egg noodles (or noodles of your choice) 1/2 pckt Quorn chicken pieches … Continue reading How to make mixed vegetable stir fry with sweet black bean sauce
“I have always enjoyed being outside and finding out what things are and why they behave the way they do. I take a lot of inspiration from my dad… He would always be able to show me something fascinating when we went for a walk.” So today I interviewed Carly Hoskin, an Environmental Studies lecturer … Continue reading Interview with Carly Hoskin, Environmental Studies lecturer
Hey! Just a quick update on why this blog has been quiet for a few weeks. I’ve been on the Easter holidays so hardly any time to post, although I’ve done a few photoshoots which I’ll post soon including one shot by the river and the forest! Coming up we have an interview with an … Continue reading Easter Holidays
Dry arid conditions – photograph: http://www.capitalberg.com The Mediterranean is experiencing the worst drought in over 900 years, a new study finds, with the recent drought in the Levant region exceeding the past records held in the Old World Drought Atlas. The most likely cause is human activity causing an enhanced greenhouse effect, contributing to global … Continue reading Environmental News of the Week: Worst Mediterranean drought in 900 years
Serves 5 Ingrediants: Dough: 800g strong white bread flour 200g semolina 650ml water 2 packets of fast-action yeast 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp salt Toppings: Mushrooms Wild garlic (freshly foraged) Red/yellow pepper Kalamata olives Artichokes heart (try not to break it) Tomatoes spinach Basil Goats cheese Cheddar cheese Oregano 4-5 capers A bit of … Continue reading How to make vegetarian party pizza!
Wow! What a day. The walk from Looe to Seaton is stunning, gorgeous and adequately hilly as well as walking through the coast, forest, towns providing a nice diversity in scenery. Along the way we met a pigeon, a pirate and a gorgeous golden labrador: Starting out in Looe, we followed the footpath up through … Continue reading 10 mile walk across the coast
In the past year, countries surrounding the pacific ocean and beyond experienced the strongest ongoing El Nino event on record. El Nino was named by South American fisherman due to its tendency to occur around Christmas time. It’s Spanish for ‘the boy child’ and is named after the baby Jesus. The El Nino phenomenon is … Continue reading El Nino: The kid that got angry
Ingrediants: Base curry spices: 2 dessertspoons coriander 1 dessertspoon cumin 1/2 tsp tumeric 1 tsp garam masala 1 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp white pepper 1/2 tsp salt Whole spices: 1-2 inch inch cinnamon stick 1 indian bay leaf 1 dessertspoon brown mustard seeds (optional) 1 clove 1 green cardamon 15-20 dried curry leaves … Continue reading How to make a gorgeous potato and spinich curry!