Tuesday, February 15, 2011

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Onetangi Beach, Waiheke Island 
5th February 2011

Walking along the 2.5km stretch of sand filled with homes for many a crustacean reminds me of the issues issues with trying to afford a place to call your own. Yes they come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, locations and specs. The thing is, I am happy in any place I find myself, if I can share it with the one who makes me feel loved. Perhaps that is what home is?

yes. bless the words of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Home

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Want to be sweet? Don't mix your Ziziphin with your ziziphus...

Ziziphin is a compound derived from the leaves of Ziziphus jujuba and possesses taste modifying properties that makes things taste less sweet.
Interestingly, fruit of the Ziziphus plant is similar to plums and dates and is extremely sweet.



Certainly most plant sugars are stored in fruit, but it is interesting that a plant would have evolved an 'antidote' for overindulgence of one too many sweet fruits.


I'd really like to try out both and experience the change in taste perception.