In northeastern India, there are beautiful bridges made of live trees. The Indian rubber trees have multiple sets of roots and they can be encouraged to grow in certain directions, creating living bridges across rivers.
According to this article on AtlasObscura.com, the bridges take ten to fifteen years to grow, but since they are alive they grow stronger with age and do not rot.
Today’s recipe comes from Jen Raphaelson of Wild Rover Knits. When not playing music or knitting beautiful chunky knit hats and scarves, she’s usually whipping up something delicious in the kitchen. Jen writes:
I started doing power smoothies almost every day for breakfast. They are quick, delicious, and keep me full until lunch time. Here’s the recipe:
1 cup almond milk
1/2 – 1 cup frozen fruit of your choice (depending on how thick you like your smoothie)
1 cup baby spinach leaves
1 scoop whey protein powder (if you don’t have/want to buy whey protein powder you can also use peanut butter or another protein source)
Directions Blend the banana, protein powder, and spinach first until smooth.
Add the remaining ingredients and blend until desired consistency.
I have played with this recipe many different ways and have never had it come out bad, so feel free to experiment.
Flora Chan designed a beautiful set of teas inspired by literary classics. This was a design project ONLY – they are not available for purchase anywhere.
The package design is flawless, including a detail from the story and the opening lines of each book written on the back of the tin. I like that she chose tea blends that match the stories (ex: Sherlock Holmes is a Earl Grey type of tea; the Great Gatsby is a mint tea with lots of fruit.)