Sadness and I liked the Maldives……

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click on this link..you don’t have to sign the petition but awareness is needed..We live in a world where demonic thoughts run rampant and we could be running right along with them if we don’t stay alert… the amount of rape crimes around the world and especially in this country are increasing at a staggering rate, as if it is the new form of pickpocketing..and sadly it is getting treated as pickpocketing..Like I mentioned some may not want to sign the petition for personal reason that I am aware of but if all you can do is direct this link to those who you know can help, that is more than what those in that country can do …

http://www.avaaz.org/en/maldives_global/?Avaaz

 

 

Global Meetup @ Marrakech Gourmet

gettin down moroccan style

gettin down moroccan style

so for those of you who subscribe you know I’ve been planning this for a while

here are links to the restaurant and reviews

http://www.marrakechgourmetomaha.com/

http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/248/1524154/restaurant/Midtown-Crossing-Blackstone/Marrakech-Restaurant-Omaha

April 13, 2013 @ 5pm

Prizes for best  ethnic costume, Most places traveled, most languages  spoken

see you soon

Ciao

 

Living Product : KiwiFruit

Oh How I Love Wikipedia in a pinch
The fuzzy kiwifruit is native to southern China, and has been declared a National Fruit of China. Cultivation of the fuzzy kiwifruit spread from China in the early 20th century, when seeds were introduced to New Zealand by Mary Isabel Fraser, the principal of Wanganui Girls’ College, who had been visiting mission schools in Yichang, China. The seeds were planted in 1906 by a Wanganui nurseryman, Alexander Allison, with the vines first fruiting in 1910.

The first commercial planting of Chinese gooseberries occurred in 1937 in New Zealand by the orchardist Jim MacLoughlin. The fruit proved popular with American servicemen in New Zealand during World War II.  As the local popularity of this fruit increased, New Zealanders discarded the local Chinese name for the fruit (yáng táo[a]) in favor of the name Chinese Gooseberry. After WWII ended the export market to the United States started to grow when US-China relations were not positive. To avoid associating the fruit with China, it was initially marketed under the name “Melonette”. The importer, Ziel & Co, rejected this name because melons and berries attracted high duties.

Jack Turner of produce exporters Turners and Growers suggested the name “kiwifruit” around 1962 after the kiwi, New Zealand’s national symbol, as the bird and the fruit share a similar appearance (small, brown and furry).

fuzzy wuzzy birdy

fuzzy wuzzy birdy

The name Kiwifruit was a global name for the fuzzy kiwi, but was never registered as an international trademark. Kiwifruit has since become a common name for all commercially grown fruit from the family Actinidia.