Thursday, February 13, 2014

Trying different topics in my blog

Hello if you’re new here in my blog site or a previous reader, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Juan and I love green living.

My previous posts are about solar panel, wind turbines, off grid living, but it seems too many websites, blogs are giving you information about this stuff, so I’ll try a different approach I will concentrate on agriculture. Just making myself a little bit different

So I will post various stuff about agriculture that you might know or thing you might not heard before.

So this post is just to announce the changes here in my blog site.
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Take care!
Have a Green Happy Life!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Let's cook while the weather is cold!

In our country every time its rainy season or cold days we automatically make a food to eat, I really don’t know why but my mum does this all the time. (Filipinos love to it)  So we have this cuisine called “champorado” this is a Filipino cuisine but we got it from the Mexicans but we change it a little bit by adding rice to it.

I learned how to cook this when I was eight so it’s really easy, if you’re interested on how to cook it keep on reading.

  • unsweetened cacao or we call it cocoa
  • rice
  • water
  • condensed milk (optional)
  • sugar (optional)

First cook the rice like a porridge in some sort, then after the water turns a little bit sticky add the unsweetened  cocoa then stir it till the cocoa mix to the porridge. (Remember the porridge should only have rice and water in it do not put salt or anything rather than those two mentioned.)

Then you’re done!!

Put it on a bowl put some sugar and condensed milk if you like then it’s ready to serve!

Eat it while it’s hot!

Special thanks to BurntLumpiaBlog for lending me the image above.
To discover more Filipino cuisine check their blog it's awesome!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

How to make a simple oil lamp?

When I was a kid my dad used to make me oil lamps and he taught me to make a simple one.
And I will share it to you, don’t worry even if it is so simple it works!

What you need?
  • A small jar
  • salt
  • Used oil
  • Cotton, or just a candle wick.
That’s it and you’re nearly done!

Get the cotton and braid it like candle wicks then pour the salt, the salt should be like the candle wax. After putting the salt then pour the used oil and you’re done!

That’s all!

Oh wait by the let the oil sips in the cotton wick first before you light them. :D
If you have questions or suggestions about the oil lamp feel free to comment!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Beauty in Container Van Homes

While searching for new topics for this blog I came across with this neat idea, actually it’s not a new one but I don’t think a lot of people know about this. Shipping Container Houses!

So I saw this post on the internet particularly about this container houses it caught my attention on how clever the designs are and I think it’s cheaper than building a concrete foundations.
Shipping container homes, its main frame or foundation is the shipping container designed inside and out to be like a house, actually here in our country shipping containers are sometimes used as office and some are used as bunk house in construction sites but I never would have thought that it could be a nice house.

Why I think it’s neat? As I said earlier it’s quite cheap, you can use recycled shipping containers and its movable you could basically relocate your house anywhere you want too.  But the thing is it is difficult to set up you need cranes and trucks to move your house, but still movable right? It’s cheaper because you don’t have to buy cement, nails, wood, and roof! (Except for its interior design, of course)

It’s hot, it’s hot! So my mom saw these houses and said to me “you could get cooked inside”. Hmm, yeah maybe, I mean hello there are those things called air conditioners, and you could actually design the house to regulate its temperature, I think architects or engineers know how to do that.

So Container Homes, would I live on one of those? Hell yeah! First it’s cool, cheap, and movable! Actually I am planning to build my own. If I had the money of course, but for now I am making my own shipping container house plans and prepping if I’ll have a chance to make my own.