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ACS 2016 Awards Live Stream

Wishing you were in Des Moines to watch the announcement of the ACS 2016 Competition winners (aka the Oscars of the cheese world)? Well, if you can’t be there in person, you can stream it live via the American Cheese Society website! Link is here:

Pictured above is the moment from ACS 2015, when Celtic Blue Reserve was announced as Best Of Show. Who will win this year? Tune in to find out! 

Have you heard? September 9th 2016 prisoners from all over the United States are going on strike!

It is important to let your friends, family, and comrades on the inside know about whats going down any way you can get this information to them.

It is important to organize prisoner solidarity noise demos outside of the nearest prison to spread awareness on the inside about the strike and to support those who are already taking action.

More Info:

The United States has the largest prison population in human history.

Incarceration does not cut down on crime.

Prisoners work for less than $2 a day for private corporations and the US Government.

Prisoners in Missouri not only have to pay for basic necessities (razors, food, etc) but they are charged taxes on it

The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000

Prisons are nothing more than a form of social control. A warehouse for those who refuse to function as cogs in the US death machine, for those who are a surplus population in times of mass unemployment, for those otherized by white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy, for slaves in the modern day US plantations.

Ube Coconut Ice Cream

Ingredients needed
2 ¼ cup cashew milk, frozen
1 ½ cup cashews
½ cup water
½ cup blueberries
¼ cup coconut cream
2 tbsp ube powder (purple yam that has been grated and dehydrated into a powder) 
1 frozen banana 
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract 
Borage flowers (to garnish)

Add cashews and water in food processor and blend until smooth. Add banana and cashew milk and blend until smooth. I froze the cashew milk beforehand so that it would have a thicker texture. Add vanilla extract, coconut oil, ube powder, and blueberries. Blend until the mixture turns a light purple tint. Ready to serve. If you would like your ice cream to be more solid, store it in the freezer for several hours or as needed. I poured mine into a cake pop pan and left it in the freezer overnight. In the morning, I left it out for 10 minutes, scooped it out into a bowl, and garnished with borage. 

What is Ube? 
Ube is a root vegetable that is native to the Philippines. It is a bright purple color, and its relatives are taro and the Okinawa sweet potato. It is sometimes referred to as “purple yam.” In Filipino culture, ube is often used to make sweets and desserts. Ube has been around for many millennia and has been used throughout time as a laxative, treatment for fevers, hemorrhoids, gonorrhea, leprosy, and tumors, and a way to rid parasitic worms from the body.


Echinacea as Medicine
☤ Parts that can be made into medicine: seeds, root, leaves, and flowers
☤ Anti-fungal
☤ Anti-inflammatory
☤ Antiviral
☤ Antiseptic
☤ Strengthens immune system by increasing white blood cell production
☤ Can be used internally to treat colds and the flu. If you have a cold or flu, take several drops of tincture or two pills every 1-2 hours to aid recovery.
☤ Can be used topically for reducing infections and healing bites, wounds, and boils