The Chocolate Dilemma

Boubolicious is wise and aware, and he has been watching this story. In light of the up and coming MAJOR Chocolate Holiday (i.e. Valentines Day) he wants to share it with you all.

“How will the demand for chocolate be satiated if there is no legitimate government from whom to buy it? This is a legal question as much as it is political. Most of the actual tools at Outtara’s disposal are legal – sanctions, freezing orders, and export bans.”

Check out The Guardian on the topic.

It is FACT FRIDAY – once a week  (Fridays) the gang will post about an environmental, or other important, “fact of knowledge” that may be news to you. Are you surprised -this is sponsored by Iz’s Knowledge Cafe!?

The party at Knowledge Café was a smashing success!

Dancing Felix
Dancing Felix

All, especially Felix who danced the night away, had an outstanding time!  Everyone was so happy to see Twinkles again. She was late this year in getting to town, storm after storm has keep her traveling all around the globe. It has been such a busy winter for her! She is glad to get to Bohaniumus and visit with old friends plus rest a bit. Although she will have to take some samples and measurements of snow and toxins her friends will all be there to help, making short work of a big job.

Felix is usually a pretty reserved guy. However, the music was mind-blowing, the company spectacular, and Izabella did an incredible job with the food and decorations. There is rumor of a summer wedding in the works (shhh – it is all top secret for now) but Iz wanted to get a little “practice” in party planning!

Meet Twinkles!

Twinks has come in on the latest Nor’easter”– everyone is so excited to see her! Big party tonight at the Knowledge Café!  Izabella is excited to be the host, and everyone plans to be there. Good times abound!!!

Twinkles comes to town!
Twinkles comes to town!

Twinkles – Goddess of the Shimmering Snow (a.k.a Twinks) is a true snowbird. She comes IN with winter weather – especially the snow. She cares about the cleanliness of the snowfall. Toxins in the atmosphere, which make for “dirty snow” are not so obvious to us WoMes, but the Botanicals are very sensitive to them and they are worried. The Botanicals understand that the snow eventually melts and it’s nourishment for the emerging spring plants. Many of those plants grow into food for the community.  Twinkles glides in on winter storms and spreads “glimmers” that clean up toxins.  Notice the glimmers on her skirt? (click on image for a larger version)

(Snow, Ice, Winter Fern)

Yes, it's the thought that counts!

Valentines Day is less than a week away.  The Love Birds message is don’t stress out! Their Job is to watch out for ALL HEARTS, all kinds. Nothing like a handmade card from the heart they say! Or, how about an environmental stewardship fair trade gift from Wholefoods Market ?  At WholeFoods Market Win a Valentine themed gift basket AND a $150 gift card? You only have 1 more day to enter! READ HERE: