Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Season's food

It's the first time in my life that my vegetable and fruit diet is based almost entirely on what's in season. When you go to the supermarket you can't really tell what's being grown now and what comes from greenhouses or is imported from all over the world.

I now know that in the summer you eat tomatoes (in this case until you get completely sick of them because we have plenty), cucumbers, zucchinis, ocra, beans, artichokes, corn, potatoes, green beans, prickly pears, figs, pears, watermelon...

There is something magical about waiting for the fruits to be ripe, and about being able to associate the seasons with the smell and taste of what's available at that particular time of the year.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Today, after 3 weeks I got access to one of my e-mail accounts. One day I just couldn't sign in. I don't know what was more of a pain, the process of getting it back with customer services or to realize that in 3 weeks I got nothing exciting on my inbox .
In any case I recommend making sure that you are on the real web page every time you sign in, to remove any important information from your inbox and outbox (I freaked out because I realized I had details on my credit card there) and to make sure you know the answers to the security questions you set up when you opened the account...
So for those of you who know me as Tmelanie, you can contact me again, I'm back in.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Story of Stuff

On a follow up of my last post where I spoke about the consumer culture and the incredible amount of waste we produce, here is the clearest, most concise well made clip that talks about this issue, check it out it's worth it.