Cook with your soul and spirit

Cook with your soul and spirit

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Mexico’s Zapotecs are an indigenous community living in Oaxaca, Mexico. Before Spanish colonization, Zapotecan civilization was a thriving epicenter of food, culture and tradition. Today, chef Abigail Mendoza is on a mission to keep those traditions alive by cooking the food of her ancestors. All the dishes she cooks—including pre-hispanic mole, stuffed chiles with Oaxaca cheese and atole—are made using ancient techniques. Recognized by the world’s best chefs for her dishes, she hopes to keep the food of her ancestors alive and thriving.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

  • An indigenous group
  • Pre-colonial era
  • Keep their traditions alive
  • She has become world-famous
  • Keeping the traditional ways of cooking alive
  • A Corn-based sauce
  • She cooks chilies directly on coals
  • Foods that were eaten thousands of years ago

Map of Oaxaca :

map of mexico

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Never too small

Never too small

[never too small]

Shacky searches Australia for the best hidden spots.  Combining the natural beauty of Australian landscapes with unparalleled comfort, Shacky breathes fresh air into how you experience nature for a true off-grid getaway.  Discover Australia’s hidden gems  HERE

What really is off-the-grid?

Off-the-grid is getting thrown around a lot lately – we hear it all the time and it’s certainly become part of main stream media. As we become more technologically dependent and more ‘connected’, we are spending increasingly less time interacting with the physical world around us. Where people once lived perfectly fine without a smart phone, we now live in an age where the absence of smart phones is near unthinkable.   READ MORE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• Here you do nothing

• It’s a place to have a holiday

• It gets placed on someone’s property

• Agrarian areas

• To diversify their income

• You are right at the face of what’s relaxing and beautiful

• To be towed easily

• The experience is intimate

• It’s a combination of sustainability and comfortable living

• The kitchen area

• They are both outside and undercover

• There are lots of features that allow it to be almost entirely off the grid

• A composting toilet

• Power is generated through solar panels

• A usb charger

• Take photographers

• Get away from your responsibilities of work

• The experience of lighting the fire

• Cuddling around its warmth

• There is no reception here

• Being disconnected

 

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #4

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #4

[Primitive Technology]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE

 

Live young – Live free

Live young – Live free

[Mahindra adventure]

Mahindra Adventure is a unique experiential marketing unit of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. It started with our first off-road outing in 1996 when we started with a couple of events a year. With the inception of Mahindra Adventure in 2011, we truly began perfecting the art of getting lost. Since then every year, we’ve been giving people trips of a lifetime, be it the single-day off-road adventure – Great Escape or the multi-day expeditions to the most beautiful places in India and abroad.

We pioneered “the arrive and drive” concept and to help us bring you the Mahindra experience, we maintain a fleet of over 100 vehicles stationed all over the country. With over 7 expeditions spanning the length and breadth of the country, there’s no driving holiday worth its salt that we haven’t covered. Tour the Himalayas with the Monastery Escape or take the paths less known at the Spiti Escape. Get treated like maharajas in royal Rajasthan with the Royal Escape or cross borders by road in the TriNation Escape. If fun is on your mind, the Authentic Goa is just for you. If exploring is your mantra, try the Authentic NorthEast. And if dirt is your game, the Great Escape and Off-Road Trophy are your fix. There’s something for everyone !”      Select your adventure HERE

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Weekly photo challenge – Atop

Weekly photo challenge – Atop

 

“To see what others cannot… You must climb the mountain”   – Ron Akers

 

photography by vocabularyinchunks

 

In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge Atop
More of my Weekly Photo Challenges
Where there’s a will, there’s a way #3

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #3

[Primitive Technology]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE

 

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #2

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #2

[Primitive Technology]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE

 

Where there’s a will, there’s a way

Where there’s a will, there’s a way

[Primitive Technology]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE