Baby Alpaca Silk Shawls 小駝羊絲圍巾

2013.05.28 在巴西 Rio WFTO 國際公平貿易大會有幸認識到秘魯公平貿易組織 PERULAND (前APTECPERU) 總裁 Agapito。繼而與 Agapito的乖女Maria共同研發 小駝羊溫暖圍巾。

Peruland 總裁不通英語,阿敏不會西班牙語。沒有Maria 就沒有《小駝羊》這項目了。

原來Maria大學畢業後本來在IBM有份高薪厚職。 眼見父母親在艱苦經營公平貿易項目,雖然自己可以用賺回來的錢捐助組織,但總是杯水車薪,對農民及工人的幫助遠不及把自己的才能貢獻出來。於是毅然辭職,一心一意與爸媽一起默默地為公平貿易小組織耕耘。

2013 年冬,經過180 天往來電郵 175封,Baby Alpaca Silk Collection 2014 小駝羊溫暖圍巾成功抵港,春天已售罄。向隅的客人不斷追問,何時再會有新的一批。可惜一直事與願違,未能成事。

今年冬終於有個溫暖的小驚喜:Baby Alpaca Silk Collection 2018
2017.11.22  開始在《MM店》及 網上小店發售

櫻桃樂園 海闊天高 熱情如火 喜氣洋洋 心平氣和 精力充沛


網上訂購表

 

 

Fair-and-Healthy @ Gammon 金門建築

沒有到外面擺檔已有好一段日子了。 戶外擺賣,眼醫吩咐要盡量避免。戶內的也往往因資源有限,不得不婉拒。這次《金門建築》邀請卻毫不猶豫地應承,因為有個小小的情意結。

港鐵最初建造時期,巴富街住所隔鄰住了好幾戶從英國來的工程師,他們都是《金門建築》的員工。為港鐵建造《油麻地》段。(昔日地鐵站名為 Waterloo 滑鐵盧,顏色為法國的紅白藍)

當年與《金門建築》的員工往來甚密,尤其與是對門的一家。阿敏為工程師和他們小兒子當理髮師,又為她們弱聽的女兒安排聽力測試。祖母又為工程師太太改衣裳。過年,他們夫婦倆到廣州小遊三天,孩子們留給我們。

三歲的二女兒因為常到他們家跟他們的孩子們玩耍,竟然不知不覺學會英語對白。 阿敏要往醫院生第三個孩子那個晚上,也多得對門太太過來暫時照顧兩個女兒。

這次到《金門建築》當然沒打算遇上當年的老將。阿敏只是想藉此機會緬懷過去而已。想不到遇上一群又熱誠,又充滿人的氣息的員工,三兩成群地到來,而且不止一次,興高采烈地欣賞 fair-and-healthy 的產品。

意外的驚喜!

某君言:香港鮮見的生態健康的公司?

不過,有D 唔好意思,帶得太少貨: 薑軟糖賣嗮、無糖芒果乾賣嗮、《蜜蜜》可可片賣嗮、黃金莓乾買嗮、山刺番荔枝軟糖賣嗮、椰棗賣嗮。。。

《金門建築》 謝謝捧場!

Poems Saved 漏網魚 (i)

Thought all poems were gone in the collapse, but
here is one that was saved.  More to come …
原以為所有的詩都已隨風而逝
原來有好幾條漏網之魚:
漏網魚之一


Photo credit: Florence Tong (2006.09.09)

Natural Testing
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In olden days
In days with
No colouring
No preservatives
No expiry dates
No instructions to fridge (no fridge anyway)

We used our eyes
We used our nose
We used our tongue
We used our fingers

As Health Freak Stephen always says:
Treat all foods with a question mark!
All labels are for reference.
I used to (secretly) laugh at him.
Gradually I’ve learnt to appreciate his wisdom.

Natural foods are living foods.
They do get mouldy and rotten.
Not like the US white onion I once bought:
did not germinate, did not rot either!

Do remember to use your natural testing tools!

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FM, 2006.06.17. Tin Liu, Sai Kung, HK

Old Site NEW START 舊網頁 新開始


2017.09.22
All data corrupted: backup and all
Thanks to dearest son Monmon for moving sites to new host
Chance for a new start: so here we go
Lo Lo Lo!  Ho Ho Ho!
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2007 年開始的網頁從主機消失了
謝謝 小兒子 為網頁 覓新址
謝謝 粉絲加油  謝謝 訪客等候
舊網頁 新開始
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Cacao + Coco Nectar = Healthy Choco & More

Have you ever dreamt?
Have you ever dreamt with eyes open?
Have you ever dreamt with eyes open
& see your dreams come true?

I have.

I always dream.
I always dream with eyes open.
I always dream with eyes open
& see my dreams come true.

I guess

So does Ernesto Pantua Junior of Kablon Farms.
This is what he emailed me tonight:
‘Thanks for dreaming with us.’

And this is his late father’s dream coming true:

Pure Tablea
can become … 
Cacao Tablets for drinking and eating

Come share our dream now testing, testing to come true:

70% Pure Cacao + 30% Coconut Nectar
= Healthy Dark Chocolate
For drinking and eating!
COMING SOON!

Meanwhile,

Come to Dream Testing on our Market Day:
Sunday Farmers’ Market
15.03.2009

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FM:)

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P.S. 2013.01.20
With 20 – 50 % Cacao Butter in each tablet
Tableas can be used for making masks

2014.03.24 Cacao Mask_GFM’s ‘mask image’ product of PAINT  😉

KABLON FARM FOODS

KABLON FARM FOODS, an organic farming & food processing community in Tupi, South Cotabato, Mindanao in the Philippines. The community is made up of a few dozen families and has a 70-hectare organic farm and a food processing centre. Their products range from pure cacao tablets, cacao beans and cacao nibs, to fruit juices, fruit preserves, and spices. New star products include coconut vinegar, coconut sugar, natural crystals of Pure Coconut Nectar, and a whole range of jams and preserves processed with the low GI  natural sweetener. A relatively new project involves developing traditional Tableas or pure cacao tablets into new varieties of super-healthy ‘chocolates’ made up of nothing else but pure cacao and coconut nectar! A sweet natural treat indeed!

KABLON products do more good than pleasing our palette and fortifying our health. In 2001, impressed by KABLON products introduced at a peace and development seminar, a commander of the Moro National Liberation Front decided to persuade MNLF members in his hometown to drop their guns and pick up their hoes again to dig and plant and produce items like KABLON to secure a sustainable wholesome future.

For its pioneering efforts and outstanding achievements, KABLON FARM FOODS has received numerous rewards. It has also been selected by APFTI (Advocate of Philippine Fair Trade Inc.) to participate in an EU programme to assist capable small Fair Trade producers to meet requirements of the European market.  (Since 2017, KABLON has been certified organic by OCCP)

Kablon Courtesy of Leonor Ammundsen

KABLON FARMS 椰糖來自菲律賓南部棉蘭老島。生產單位 KABLON FARM FOODS 佔地70公頃,設有食品加工廠。參與生產者共數十戶人家。他們從事有機種植及農產品加工。產品包括純可可片、可可豆、可可粒、果汁、果醬、乾果、香料等。最新明星產品是由椰子花蜜提煉而成的椰糖及一系列由這低GI 升糖指數產品製成的果醬,以及由純可可、椰子花蜜製成的椰蜜可可片,健康『巧克力』:《甜甜》《蜜蜜》。 真個令人饞涎!

KABLON食品不只利口兼利腹。2001 年,可口精美的 KABLON 產品在一個促進和平及地方發展研討會上啟發了棉蘭老島摩洛民族解放陣線的一名地方統領。回鄉後,他馬上發起當地組織的成員放下槍桿,拿起鋤頭, 從事種植及生產,期望能仿效KABLON 締造一個可延續的美好將來。

成績卓越,勇于創新的 KABLON FARM FOODS 曾屢獲獎項,更被菲律賓公平貿易組織 APFTI 選為出色的小型公平貿易單位之一,并獲邀參與一個由歐盟撥款的項目,接受培訓,將生產及營運提升至歐洲市場水平。2017 年獲 OCCP 有機認證。

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TABLEA: PURE CACAO with NO FREEBIES



What our Pure Cacao TABLEA doesn’t offer:
SUGAR……………………………………..….…………… NO!
DRY MILK ……………………………………..…… NO!
WHEY…………………………………………..……..…… NO!
CACAO PROCESSED WITH ALKALI ….……………… NO!
CORN SYRUP SOLIDS ….………………………….………..… NO!
PARTIALLY HYDROGENATED SOYBEAN OIL ….…… NO!
SALT ….…………………………………………….………..…… NO!
DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE ….…………………..……… NO!
CELLULOSE GUM ….…………………………………….… NO!
SODIUM CASEINATE ….………………………………..…… NO!
MONO & DIGLYCERIDES ….……………….……..………… NO!
NATURAL & ARTIFICIAL FLAVOUR ….………….…… NO!
SOY LECITHIN ….…………………………………………… NO!
SILICON DIOXIDE ….…………………………………… NO!
TETRASODIUM PHOSPHATE……………..………..…… NO!
POLYSORBATE 60 ….………………………….……….……… NO!

What our Pure TABLEA does offer:100% PURE CACAO
organically grown
&
hygienically processed

🙂

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