WalkitCornwall guided walks in Cornwall.
‘First proposed by Dr. Peter Glaser in 1968, space-based solar technology can provide an inexhaustible, safe, pollution-free supply of energy and may offer a far more logical solution to current energy problems than petroleum or ethanol-based or even nuclear-fueled hydrogen systems.
The technology currently exists to launch solar-collector satellites into geostationary orbits around the Earth to convert the Sun’s radiant energy into electricity 24 hours a day and to safely transmit the electricity by microwave beams to rectifying antennas (rectennas) on Earth. Space-solar energy is the greatest source of untapped energy which could, potentially, completely solve the world’s energy and greenhouse gas emission problems.’
The humble stinging Nettle is one of the most underrated plants you’ll find growing in your garden. Introduce by the Romans who planted it alongside their long straight roads, the Nettle is actually one of the most healthiest vegetables around. Calling it a weed is to do it an injustice – boil the dried tips of the plant and drink it with a little honey and you’ll introduce a host of beneficial vitamins, minerals and health bearing supplements into your body.
To herbalists the Nettle is renowned because of its astringent, expectorant, tonic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic properties and as an important source of beta-carotene, vitamin A, C and E, iron, calcium, phosphates and minerals. All these qualities recommend it as a powerful remedy against hepatic, arthritic or rheumatic conditions, and as an adjuvant in treating allergies, anemia and kidney diseases.
Other active ingredients include: 5-hydroxytryptamine, histamine, formic acid and gallic acid, plus much readily assimilable iron.
Culpeper said wittily that “they may be found by feeling on the darkest night.” He states that the juice with honey is “a safe and sure medicine to open the pipes and passages of the lungs”.
Traditionally used topically to treat arthritis and dried to combat hay fever, nettles have also had a well deserved reputation as a natural weight loss aid, making them a welcome addition to a healthy diet.
The tea itself has a refreshing ‘green’ taste, if you like the taste of traditional green tea then you’ll find Nettle Tea has a very similar flavour if somewhat stronger when you take your first sip. The leaves should be infused in boiling water and left for 5 to 7 minutes before drinking.
More and more people in Cornwall are discovering the joy of growing their own, especially so in the current tough financial climate.
And even though green shoots of growth are sprouting for the bleak economy, the advantage in turning to the land for both food and lifestyle reasons is blossoming. read more
~Wholemeal multi seed loaf recipe~
1lb/448 grams organic wholemeal flour
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1 teaspoon of dried yeast
1 teaspoon organic brown sugar
2 tablespoons of mixed seeds…
(sunflower, linseed, poppy, sesame )
1 tablespoon of oil
11ml warm water
In a large bowl add the flour, salt, yeast, sugar and seeds – add the water, mix till crackly, then add the oil. Turn on to floured work surface and kneed well. Put back in the bowl cover with damp tea towel and leave to prove till double the size. Kneed you dough well again then shape into a loaf or put in a loaf tin, cover with damp cloth, once doubled in size, brush top with a little oil, add seeds, place in a hot preheated oven, spaying with water during cooking will help a crust to develop.
Gwres yn Kernow (made in Cornwall)
The Scarlet hotel just launched a fabulous video showcasing the hotel, a stunning short film, excellent music from local talent Ben Howard. Video created with Sideways Cornwall, who came to film one beautiful weekend in September and got some amazing shots of the hotel, surrounding beach and bay. If you would like a sneak preview of the hotel, or if you’ve already visited, gently be lulled into the sense of calm. peace and tranquility of the Scarlet Hotel www.scarlethotel.co.uk
Article on the Telegraph website…
If you own any shares in alternative energy companies I should start dumping them NOW. The conspiracy behind the Anthropogenic Global Warming myth (aka AGW; aka ManBearPig) has been suddenly, brutally and quite deliciously exposed after a hacker broke into the computers at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (aka Hadley CRU) and released 61 megabites of confidential files onto the internet. (Hat tip:Watts Up With That)
When you read some of those files – including 1079 emails and 72 documents – you realise just why the boffins at Hadley CRU might have preferred to keep them confidential. As Andrew Bolt puts it, this scandal could well be “the greatest in modern science”. These alleged emails – supposedly exchanged by some of the most prominent scientists pushing AGW theory – suggest:
Conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organised resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more. Continue reading