Tag Archives: Oranges


Stress has been provoking my blood pressure. I’ve read that hand gripping exercises can lower it although it’s not clear why. Maybe it’s because the repetitive motion of squeezing and unsqueezing improves blood vessel elasticity. At the market I saw … Continue reading

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Orange Peels and Mosquitoes

«If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito».  Dalai Lama This year the mosquitoes on Paros seem to be particularly huge and animated.  I was told it’s because, due to lack of … Continue reading

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Orange wrappers and cardboard purses

Sometimes going to the market is like going to an art supply store. There’s a produce market near our house where I usually do my grocery shopping. I buy fruit and vegetables from Clara. She often gives me seeds from … Continue reading

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Oranges are not just for eating

Jan Hopkins orange peel teapot Save your orange peels! For instance, dried orange peels, watermelon seeds, silk cocoon, ground coffee beans, and Bombona and tagua seeds – indigenous to Colombia – are ingredients for beautifully crafted necklaces, earrings, and bracelets … Continue reading

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