Archive | December, 2013

The Arctic Light

Spectacular images!  This was filmed between 29th April and 10th May 2011 in the Arctic, on the archipelago Lofoten in Norway.  The sunset and sunrise are connected in one magnificent show of color and light lasting from 8 to 12 hours. The sun is barely going below the horizon before coming up again.  

Physics of Bird Migration

Interesting video by Jonas Stenstrom of Untamed Science. It is spring and we went to check out the migratory birds returning from their winter grounds. It is pretty incredible to think that some of them have crossed desserts and oceans on their journeys, and they still manage to find their way back to the same […]

Roasted Parsnips

Ingredients   3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary 2 pounds (2-inch-thick) slices peeled parsnip 1 large red onion, peeled and quartered Cooking spray 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper   Instructions Combine the first four ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal and marinate […]

Carrot-Parsnip Soup with Parsnip Chips

A tasty winter soup.   Ingredients   6 teaspoons olive oil 2 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion 3 cups coarsely chopped parsnip (about 1 pound) 3 cups water 2 1/2 cups coarsely chopped carrot (about 1 pound) 2 (14-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, or vegetable broth 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black […]

How the Natural Burial Company is Putting Old Ideas About Death to Rest

What will the tradition around burials in your family be, what have they been? Have you discussed what your end of life wishes are with your family? Not always the most comfortable topic, but after watching the celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life at his Memorial, it got me thinking… Founded in 2004 by Cynthia Beal, […]