Tagged "Jenn in the Jungle"


Cacao Cognition.

If you have ever clicked onto my website or seen anything I have written, you already know by now how Cacao-crazy I am. Here is a little more proof of it’s amazing benefits, from the American Botanical Council:   “The consumption of flavanol-rich foods has been associated with improved learning, memory, and overall cognitive performance. …
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Poinsettia, not just for Christmas anymore.

Most of the time when I see Poinsettia flowers, I think of the holidays. At first thought the flower feels nostalgic to me. It reminds me of a Winter weekend afternoon in San Francisco visiting family, probably at The Granada or La Scala or somewhere in North Beach for dinner. Dinner started at 3pm …
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Botany Notes.

Beans only live 4-6 years. By the 3rd year production goes down. Cinnamon good for high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes. Pepper is rain pollinated in May. Notes from my trips to Belize are messy. I start out trying to keep them dated and neat and inside of the Moleskin notebook I buy before each …
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Something to chew.

It’s amazing how much there is to learn about plants. There’s the normal growing habits, origin, lore, historical uses, medicinal properties… and about a million more things. But I find most fascinating what I learn from touching and tasting plants. When I’m in Belize, I’m basically always shoveling (no pun intended) leaves, sticks or flowers …
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Belize Highlight Reel

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