May newsletter and a bumper crop of interesting links

May 11, 2010

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By now the May newsletter should have arrived in your mailbox. If not, maybe it’s because you haven’t signed up for this free, monthly digital epistle or for some reason the newsletter has found it’s way to your spam box instead.

This month’s featured article is about the idea of claiming a day of rest each week and the recipe is a vegan twist on old-fashioned barley soup (that can of course be made with meat if you’d prefer).

I have read so many interesting articles on the net recently that it would be a pity to not share them. Let me know by leaving a comment if you’ve read anything you think I’d be interested in.

Some great ideas for meal planning, recipe ideas and food storage

Don’t know what to make for dinner? Check out this collation of mostly vegetarian recipes for the cooler weather from Confessions of a Food Nazi.

In the West we waste a ridiculous amount of food, so much so that one Sydney restauaranteur is banning customers who don’t eat all their greens! For practical help in meal planning, storage and minimizing waste check out this fantastic UK site Love Food Hate Waste.

Another way to waste less fresh produce is to store it correctly. Jules from Stone Soup shares 10 tips for the best way to store your vegetables. She says, if nothing else, never store your tomatoes in the fridge.

I heard of an amazing project in parts of the States a few years ago called Fallen Fruit. It began by mapping fruit growing in public spaces and has grown into so much more. Recently someone in Melbourne started a Feral fruit map, that you can add to.

Life

Psychotherapist and writer Phillipa Perry has put together a succinct piece about love at first sight. It was a case of loving her writing at first read with an opening paragraph like this:

Do you believe in love at first sight? I do. Although I call it mutual positive transference and I don’t necessarily regard it as a fortuitous circumstance.

Sometimes a consequence of love at first sight – what to expect as a first time parent. Emma, a mother of a two month old daughter, has some great sensible advice about ”things I wish I had known 8 weeks ago. It’s a great companion piece to 10 things no one told me about labour.

According to this health report in The Guardian women in high-pressure jobs face up to twice the normal risk of developing heart problems as a direct result of work-related stress. It makes you think about the real effects of workplace stress.

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1 ann o'dyne May 17, 2010 at 10:17 am

Day of rest – so sensible. Attend to The Spirit, reflect, contemplate, meditate, yoga.
anyone who has worked in an office knows how often there are Monday absences by silly people ‘getting over’ their weekend exertions.
Our bodies are only able to repair and do maintenance while we are Resting, which is why we sleep, and why physicians begin any prescription with that big R for Rest first.

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