Driving home for Christmas… and some monkfish

I’ll be going home for Christmas in a week. I cannot wait!

I aim, in the short 12 days of my Holiday break, to soak up as much as I can. It’s a big task: I have a long list of things to do… and eat.

Portugal has many Christmas gastronomic traditions and I will partake in many, but the one I am craving the most involves the ugliest yet tastiest fish ever – the monkfish.

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Ocean Soles. Cleaning Beaches, Creating Masterpieces

Hello guys,

I am super excited to bring you an amazing company – Ocean soles -from Kenya, that recycles flipflops found littered on beaches to create fun and colourful elephants, giraffes, lions, rhinos, dolphins, sharks, turtles…

colourful creatures made by Ocean Soles
Aren’t they lovely? (as seen in eticaltreasures.ca)

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Too big to be seen

A few weeks ago, I came across this post at the nasaclimatechange Instagram account.

Illustration of the Pacific Garbage Patch
Illustration of the Pacific Garbage Patch. Credit: NOAA Marine Debris Program

The post talks about Pacific garbage patch which is an area in the central North Pacific Ocean with an exceptionally high concentration of human created waste, especially plastics and other chemicals.

Gathered by currents, the size of this area is hard to guess but estimates range from around the size of Texas to up to twice the size of the continental United States. (source Wikipedia) WOW! Continue reading “Too big to be seen”