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Monday, November 21, 2011

Yellowknife For Christmas

I'd been thinking about how nice it would be to be in a cabin in the bush during this winter. Quiet. I was kind of hoping that I could get a little more north after my fabulous time in Jokkmokk, Sweden. I'm a Northerner,these thoughts happen. So, snow covered Great Slave Lake. Scroll down to discover when this blog began. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada for the first time. Loved it. Highly recommended. It helps to have great family to take care of you. So, going to visit the Prudens, their friends, neighborhoods, the City of Yellowknife and the bush. To find out more of the Prudens, scroll down, or, wait for more!< Invitations to scroll down, such is my bloggery. As an adventurer, I'm preparing myself. New black and white Sorels (waterproof and good to minus 32 - so city boots). I have my long black down coat, double wool mitts that my mom made, lots of wool socks, long johns, scarves, down vest. I need a better hat or double hat. Adventure Timeline Wednesday November 14, 2011 - fly to Wpg Thursday, November 15, 2011 - fly to YK Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - fly to Wpg Saturday, January 14, 2012 - fly to Thunder Bay and Home This blog wasn't able to let me choose a file so that I could add an image. I'll need to sort that out as I've been taking more photographs and want to share them. Also, getting a bit of HTML in the text. blog talk for a few technical issues. Welcome to another adventure!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Lily Belluz, Summer 2011

Lisa from The Fish Shop in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The fish chandelier is whitefish, trout and herring.
Some recent recipes.,,

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Falu Red

A lot of homes are painted deep red. The paint originated from the copper mine at Falun in DalarnaSweden which operated since the mid-13th century and closed in 1992. Extracting of copper and gold from the Great Copper Mountain is believed to be the oldest still-existing enterprise in the world. 

The paint consists of waterrye flourlinseed oil and mine residue which contain silicates,  iron oxidescopper compounds and zincThe actual colour differs depending on how much the oxide is burnt. You also see a dark green colour, Falu Grön which has been produced by mixing black and ochre.

Falu red is effective in preserving wood and remains a popular choice.

Heirloom Rice from the Philippines

I received an email from Vicky Garcia, the RICE Ino-Director. 

It read in part, "Greetings from Manila, Philippines! It's a gorgeous Saturday here and enjoying my first nice weekend since we got back 2 weeks ago :-) You know-adjustments and catching up crazy mode at work!!! Anyway, my name is Vicky. We had the last opportunity to know each other as delegates at the Lulea to Stockholm airport. We were all rushing and quite confused when you found us. I was with the group of Malaysian, Indonesian and with me were two men trying to get our boarding ticket from the machine, remember!"

Here's the website for the Cordillera Heirloom Rice Project.