Showing posts from July, 2014

So what happens to the "inglorious" fruits & vegetables?

The french supermarket chain Intermarché sought out the unattractive, imperfect, inglorious fruits and vegetables from their farmers and sold this produce in their stores at a 30% discounted price.
In this video a farmer expresses that they toss all the produce that doesn't fit the "norm". Can you imagine all the food that goes to waste? I think Intermarch√© came up with a brilliant idea to help reduce food waste. The supermarket chain also creates soups and juices from these "inglorious" fruits and veggies.
The European Union has decided that 2014 will be the year against food waste, it would be awesome if other supermarkets and countries worldwide hop on this bandwagon!  I know I'd buy an awkward looking carrot or eggplant if it was being sold at a discounted price!

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Got Moringa?

Last year Jared and I started reading up and eventually planted a moringa tree in our yard. Within months of being planted into the ground the tree began to grow quickly. We add moringa to everything smoothies, juices, stir-fry and as garnish to just about anything. It is definitely a great boost and has a whole lot of nutritional benefits.  
Now if you can't find fresh moringa leaves in your area don't worry there are moringa powders, salves, lotion and I've even seen a moringa hair conditioner online.

Check my amazon store with links to buy Moringa here -->>

Jared also created a Moringa Facebook Page to help spread the knowledge and love to our friends and family. You can check it out here ---->>

Moringa oleifera Lam (Moringaceae) is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has an impressive range of me…

Lianne La Havas and SZA

Looking forward to seeing these beautiful and talented ladies next month at the Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn.

Lianne La Havas - Forget

Lianne La Havas - Elusive

SZA - Babylon

SZA - Aftermath

The most spacious 425 sq. ft loft in NYC!

This has to be the best use of 425 sq. ft ever! I love the modern designs of this space and the fact that this is a 3 tier loft! I personally would of liked a bit more kitchen counter space but I love the outside veranda on the top floor! This is definitely a space for a couple with out kids...or can be thee ideal bachelor pad. This space is located in New York's Upper West Side and was sold for $95,000 back in 1994, I am sure today that price can be quadrupled. 

Rest Days Are Important

Rest days are important...right?
Well unless they are 2-3 days straight. Then it kind of turns into a break lol.  Been very busy working on other projects around the house haven't done much exercising or crafting.  I see a cleanse in my near future...

I think I just found a new "youtuber" that I like....


I am too young to be stressed out!

Get fit in 5 mins!

So I found this pre-shower workout on and I am looking forward to doing this tomorrow. It is time for me to kick it into high gear... my birthday is around the corner! 

I will also be changing up my cardio workouts...I was running 2-3 miles every other day but that got boring real quick. I decided that I will do a series of sprints every few days, maybe a break down like ...  2 x 400m, 2 x 200m and 4 x 100m.  I think back to my high school and college sport years and I've always enjoyed sprinting and it is a great workout! So I've mapped out the distances around my neighborhood the other day using my Runkeeper App... I will update you guys with my progress next week! 

July 3rd already?!

It is JULY! Which birthday is coming up!
Here is a fun fact for you guys... I share the same birthday as Selassie AND my grandmother!
How cool is that?!
As a young child it was always a joy to share the same birthday as my grandmother... I enjoyed singing Happy Birthday to her every year while she sang it back to me. These are the memories I miss most! Love you always abuela my angel!

I am looking forward to the next few months to come!
A friend of ours is getting married in Virgin Gorda later this month and we are going to sneak away from "the farm" for a couple of days...and enjoy our mini vacation!
Then I will be heading to the "states" in August to visit some family up north and in Florida.
And my cousin is getting married in Florida this September! So that is going to be awesome we have turned it into a mini family reunion I am soo looking forward to meeting up some of my cousins that I haven't seen in years!

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Same Boat We

Stand Up Paddle from STX to STT

So this is amazing news! Terry, a friend of ours paddled from St. Croix to St. Thomas this past Monday, the trip took him 13 hours. For those of you who may not know the distance between St. Croix and St. Thomas it is about 40 - 50 miles! And Terry did this trip by himself!
I chatted with him on Wednesday and he said that his crossing was 52 miles... this man is amazing and such an inspiration! Check out the article ---> here.

FIFA World Cup Kittens

Newark In Infrared


Funkadelic - Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow
Funkadelic - Groovallegiance

3 cats in a pot

Happy Tuesday!