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Sorry Girls Our Tights Are Next – Spoiler Alert

 

 

Yes I am afraid those little STRETCHY synthetic parts in the material of our tights are polluting the ocean. My solution to this is we might as well go around naked (little difficult on my motor bike).  It seems every thing we do from drinking coffee from paper cups to drinking with straws and now our gym gear is polluting the earth. Another solution of course is  Hemp or Bamboo and cotton of course. Not sure if they can make stretchy material out of those and keep them 100% pure. Maybe they will find a way. I don’t want to go back to non stretchy clothing.

 

 

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3 Ingredients Soufflé Cheesecake (Japanese Cotton Cheesecake)

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Ingredients
3 eggs
120g cream cheese
120g white chocolate (any type of chocolate can be substituted here, up to and including very dark chocolate, but the white chocolate creates a lovely pale cake, obviously darker chocolate will result in a chocolate cake!)

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Method
Crack and separate the eggs, keeping the yolks to one side and chilling the white for as long as possible before using them. Chilling the whites helps them to remain very stable when beaten. Preheat the oven to 170°C – at this point in the video, viewers get their first glimpse of the above-mentioned talking oven when it informs her that ‘the oven will be ready for use in six minutes’! Using a double boiler with water in the bottom pan, melt the chocolate until it is a smooth paste. A double boiler works to diffuse the heat from the hot plate, allowing the chocolate to melt without burning

Whip the chilled egg whites until they form stiff peaks and will not fall out of the bowl when it is inverted. Returning to the chocolate, which is still in the double boiler, add the cream cheese, stirring it well and allowing it to soften with the heat and mix smoothly into the chocolate. Next, add the three egg yolks which you separated out earlier and mix them in well to the chocolate and cream cheese mixture.

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Put the mixture into a well-oiled pan. Ochikeron uses oiled paper fitted inside a small cake tin. This will enable the cake to shrink down smoothly as it cook, sliding down the sides of the cake tin instead of sticking and causing the cake to break or crack. When the mixture is in the pan, gently lift up and then drop the pan – just a couple of inches – to help the mixture settle and remove any large air-bubbles. Again, too much vigour at this step could result in a flattened cake. Stand the cake tin on a deep baking tray and pour some water onto the baking tray.

NB: the water does not touch the cake mixture, rather, it creates a moat around the cake tin. Pop the baking tray into the oven and bake the cake at 170°C for 15 minutes. Then reduce the heat to 160°C for a further 15 minutes. Finally, switch the oven off but leave the cake inside for a final 15 minutes. A food blog, Epicurious, has experimented a little with the cooking process and have discovered that instead of two 15 minutes sessions at differing heats, the cake can be cooked at 176.67°C (350°F) for thirty minutes. This results in an evenly cooked cake, with no browning taking place, which is, say Epicurious, the idea of the different cooking heats. Epicurious also leave the cake in the switched off oven for the final 15 minutes.

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Girl Talk

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I read this article in the ‘Australian Nature and Health‘ magazine, which incidentally is one of the best magazines of its genre.

The article was about Tampons. It made sense, and I have never thought of it before. I have never questioned the material that tampons are made of. The chemicals that are used in the product and how they are manufactured. Now I do.

It then led me to the question of what diseases could this cause. Could it be the cause of some of the cancers that seems to be on the increase in our young girls and older women in our reproductive areas like the ovaries, cervical  area, and Uterus even maybe breast cancer.

Anyway here is the article and I believe that after you have read this you maybe thinking ‘Organic’ in the future.

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Change Your Tampon

“The average woman uses  12,000 tampons over a lifetime and it’s not just about what we put inside us that matters: It’s about where it’s coming from and where it ends up” warns Aimee Marks founder of TOM Organics.

“Conventional cotton is one of the world’s most heavily sprayed crops and these chemicals end up in the air, our waterways, our bodies and eventually landfill. Many tampons are made from rayon and plastic, the production of which involves labour intensive chemical processes and results in a product which takes a lot longer to break down than cotton. Organic tampons and pads are free from chemicals, bleaches and  also are biodegradable. She suggested to stop using plastic tampon applicators hundreds of thousands of them end up in our waterways every year and never flush sanitary products down the toilet.

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This makes sense to me.

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I Think We Should Be Growing Hemp

I think these statistics speak for themselves. Yes sir, we should be growing hemp and make our earth a happier place.

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