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#wheresMilo Milo is with Irene Arango and Rich Havardi from Nama foods, a raw food restaurant, 19 Lonsdale Road, Queens Park, London.
They both cook the most beautiful and delicious food. You will be delighted, feel light and healthy, but don’t forget to have desert too though, they are mind blowing! I can’t believe they can make a chocolate cake raw and vegan that is as good as the finest cakes you can get in a top restaurant!
And the icing on the cake is that it’s all organically grown, which means that no synthetic chemicals have been used in their production.
And lastly, although I am not a raw fanatic, vegan or even vegetarian, I eat anything that is mon GM!
From a sustainability point of view, I appreciate that raw eating uses little energy because none is needed for cooking compared with conventional cooking apart from when dehydrating, also because vegetables are raw, you need less to nourish yourself so less needs to be produced and because no animal products are involved, the food goes straight to humans rather than to animals first then to us in the form of meat, so again this is an important aspect to sustainability.
I see this as one solution amongst many that are needed to become more sustainable. Personally I think it is important to have a varied diet constituting mostly of unadulterated vegetables as part of a mixed diet.
When you visit, make sure you check out the Milo coffee table by the front door. :)
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#wheresMilo Milo is with Freddy and Nicole Close who have restored this 19th century farm and collected all sorts of amazing objects that hint at the history of the area and turned it into a muse that will be given to the local council and run as a charity when they die.
The farm includes a part dedicated to the age of the straw hat which this area of Belgium was known for.
The farm has a well, cellar, clay wood oven for making bread, a forge, various barns full of stuff, there is a cigar worksop too and they have also brought an old shop and stocked it with old tins and jars.
There is a section for archeological finds too all the way back to roman and prehistoric times.
I always remembered Freddy since I was a child and he would always be busy digging away in one village or another in the valley. I was always fascinated and loved to watch and ask questions. Freddy always had the time for me am enjoyed showing me around his archeological finds.
I have never forgotten the sadness I felt when he told me that this Roman villa he had spent months carefully digging out would have to be covered up again with earth, I never understood why people didn’t see the historical value of building some sort of museum over it for children to visit and learn.
I have always enjoyed history because for me, if you know history, you can predict the future. History repeats itself. It just looks different.
Another sad time was when I went to visit Freddy at another dig which I remember was particularly rare for some reason I wish I remembered, I will ask him. And what was sad was that he was was again uncovering something that months later was swallowed up by the local, but ginormous quarry. It wasn’t so much that one thing disappeared, but a huge network of amazing open caves that where thought to date back to prehistoric times and which I have fond memories of playing in when I was a child.
Whenever I go back to Belgium, one of the things I always make sure I do is visit Freddy. I am amazed at his passion for what he does, the amount of work he does non stop and the varied skills he has, anything that needs doing, he does it himself.
I nearly forgot, in the yard is a huge unexploded bomb from the Second World War, and if you look at the house between the 2 windows on the left you will see a section of brick that was replaced where the bomb sliced vertically through the wall.
The museum is open by appointment only in Eben, Bassenge.
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#WheresMilo Milo is with Viviana Lopes, she started Le Konsphin which is an ethical fashion brand.
The colourful striped fabric is made by women in Vietnam who are part of a project that Viviana herself setup and raised funding for.
These women are used to watching their mums follow tourists around to sell them their goods. This is the only way they know to make money. As well as making cloth for her, Viviana has also setup a Biodynamic “farm” with them and has approached various hotels to supply with this organic produce. Viviana wants them to be self sufficient and make their own life than just rely on supplying her cloth.
The ever so soft leather used in her bags is made from organically grown cows in Galicia, Spain and the hide is then naturally treated to make the leather. The bags are also made in Portugal.
Visit her site here http://www.lekonsphin.com/
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