On Tuesday Nov 28th the price of digital currency bitcoin reached $10,000 an increase of over 1000% since the start of the year when it was valued at $900. But this was nothing. Eight days later, on December 7th,it jumped 40% in 40 hours, surging past $16,000.That brought bitcoin’s year to date gain to be 1,560%. People are putting money in simply because they think other people are going to put in money.This is the largest financial bubble in modern economic history. It puts the Tulip Mania of the 17th century to shame.
It will impact on all of our lives.Let’s try to understand its meaning and significance.
With best wishes for vibrant good health to you and family,
Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods
“Open sesame”—the famous phrase from the Arabian Nights—reflects the distinguishing feature of the sesame seed pod, which bursts open when it reaches maturity.
Growing up, Halvah, (a ground sesame paste, fudge-like snack), was a huge treat in our household, and I’ve always loved the flavor and consistency. This smoothie is very reminiscent of my favorite childhood treat.
Sesame Seed has a delicate, nutty flavor and is one of the oldest oilseed crops known. It was domesticated over 3000 years ago. Sesame oil and Tahini Butter are the most popular products made from the sesame seed.
Fig Halvah Smoothie Ingredients
1 young Thai Coconut – water and meat ( or almond milk instead of water)
2 cups water (or water kefir, as needed)
2 bananas, frozen
3 – 4 kale leaves, or other greens
3 Tablespoons chia seeds
2 Tablespoons tahini butter
3 Tablespoons sesame seeds (raw)
4 Smyrna figs (or medjool dates or Smyrna figs)
1 1/2 Tablespoons cacao powder (or carob powder)
2 teaspoons maca powder (totally optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (3 drops Medicine Flower Vanilla Extract)
ice as needed while blending
Featured Item: Olio Nuovo Olive Oil – Alive, Organic & Dry Farmed
Olive oil aficionados! This is the moment you’ve been waiting for all year!
Olio nuovo is here! The first expression of the olive harvest!The first pressing! The ultra-green first bottling of the new crop! Skimmed from the vat before the sediment has settled,
olio nuovo has a creamy texture and heightened notes of fruit, grass and pepper.
Olio nuovo is a fleeting ritual, best savored within a few weeks of its release.
Rejoice in its glorious plume of particulate matter!
Made from Mission olives, the only olive native to America. (All other olive oils are made from olives originating in Italy, Spain and the Middle East or North Africa.) Its polyphenol content rated at 383 ppm(parts per million) is well above the 222 average for most extra virgin olive oils. Its stability is very good with a shelf life of 18 months. This is a very desirable oil.
Olio Nuovo is robust. Rather than being grassy and green, it has a rounded fruitfulness. It will bring an interesting flavor to your holiday table: a rounded flavor profile, nicely balanced. Created by Darro Grieco, family farmer and award winning grower. He is master of the historic Berkeley Olive Grove, created in 1913 by UC Berkeley professors who wanted to create the perfect olive grove (Located about 100 miles east of Berkeley). Its is telling that they chose Mission olive trees. They were brought to California by the Spanish missions in the late 1700s. They have been included in the Ark of Taste, an international catalog of endangered heritage foods.
Just the thing to wean kids (and adults) from sugary breakfast cereals. Just add almond mild for a magnificent treat. You’ll delight family and friends with this stepping stone on the way toward raw. Quinoa was of great nutritional importance in pre-Columbian Andean civilizations, being secondary only to the potato, and followed in third place by corn.
Our Organic Raw Hazelnuts are grown on a family farm in Aurora, Oregon named Meridian Orchards. Meridian Orchard is a beautiful 80-acre Organic orchard filled with regal hazelnut trees. Owner, Jim Birkemeier, continues to pioneer unique natural methods for attaining high-quality, Organic hazelnuts and for strengthening the disease resistance of the trees.
Available in an economical one gallon, 128 ounce, food grade, sturdy plastic bucket. The savings are considerable.
Living Tree Raw Organic Coconut Oil is made from fresh coconuts. The flesh is chopped and placed in an expeller press. The temperature of the coconut flesh and the emulsion does not exceed room temperature. The coconut milk emulsion has the water “spun” out of the oil using a centrifuge.
Starting with Dulse from the pristine waters of Iceland, we’re added pumpkin, sunflower, sesame and black sesame meal.
We suggest sprinkling it on everything you eat. The dulse flakes are harvested by Grettir Hreinsson, a live food afficionado. Gathered in a remote part of Iceland. Dehydrated below 83 degrees, Fahrenheit. We’ve added California almonds, Oregon pumpkin seeds as well as sunflower and sesame seeds.
Hemp hearts are a nutrient dense source of protein, essential fats, and antioxidants.
We suggest you add to soup, salad or vegetable dishes. Sprinkle onto cereal, oatmeal or yogurt. Add to desserts. Add to smoothies. Sprinkle onto almond or cashew butter spread on a slice of apple or pear.
Sprinkle in sandwiches or wraps.
We invite you to experience the lilting, floral flavor of the essence of Ohi’a Lehua blossoms.
A white honey, luxuriously thick and spreadable.
Mix with almond or cashew butter and spread on a slice of apple for an ecstatic experience.
These pinenuts nuts are wildcrafted from trees in a pristine wilderness, the Siberian taiga. This is the most extensive virgin forest in the world. We invite you to experience the taste of the primordial!
Siberian pine nuts are quite different from the pine nuts you find in stores. The latter are imported from China and are a species of Korean pine nut, Pinus Koraiensus. Siberian pine nuts are a different species, Pinus Sibirica. They are the fruits of a majestic and beautiful tree.
December Victory Garden Sale
10% off this month’s featured items (Remember, if you buy 3 or more of any Living Tree manufactured product, you get an additional 10% off!)
We began making almond butter over 25 years ago. Over the years, we have developed a proprietary process: we make the almond butter slowly, over several days. We slice the almonds and never grind them, which exposes the nut to the least heat possible to keep the flavors and properties of the raw nut intact. We make it frequently, in small batches, so it’s fresh and alive.
Our rare, certified organic Kiawe Blossom Honey is gathered from an isolated Kiawe forest on the island of Hawaii. The deep tap roots of the Kiawe trees have reached an underground aquifer of fresh water that flows down from the volcanoes. This forest is in a desert and no other vegetation has tapped the aquifer, allowing the bees to collect Kiawe nectar of exceptional purity and quality.
Child Prodigy Astounds Music World With Full-Length Opera Composition
(Mercola) I am so pleased to post this video and I hope it gives you as much joy as it did me when I first viewed it on 60 Minutes. It is beyond extraordinary to have a glimpse into someone as exceptionally talented as 12-year-old Alma. My only regret is that there is no way to post this without exposing you to a minutelong drug commercial, which I’m sure you realize I don’t endorse. For some of you, it may be the only time you see these commercials so let them entertain you.
Most of us are gifted with some degree of natural talent — something we do better, or with greater ease, than the average person. And then, there’s the true prodigies; people with seemingly unnatural talent. Their gift is so profound, and comes from God-only-knows-where. Alma Deutscher, from Basingstoke, England, is a perfect example of the latter.1
There are a number of musical prodigies out there, but Alma has most of them beat. She was able to name notes on the piano at age 2 and began playing piano and violin at the tender age of 3. Within a year of tutoring, she was playing Handel sonatas on the violin. She’s now considered a virtuoso of both instruments. By the age of 4, she’d already begun composing her own melodies, and by 6 she’d written her first piano sonata. This was followed by a violin and orchestra concerto at 9.
In December last year, her full-length opera, “Cinderella,” premiered at the Casino Baumgarten Theatre in Vienna,2 the city of music, performed by the Viennese opera group, Oh!pera — an unattainable dream even for many adult composers who’ve spent a lifetime perfecting their craft. Alma, who wrote the score for every single instrument, and the lyrics, was 11 years old. The 2.5-hour long opera, with a musical score running 237 pages, received standing ovations.
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