12 x 78g
Limoncello, icy cold and served in a delicate glass, is Italy personified: sunny as the Amalfi Coast, sweet as tiramisu with the tartness of lemon and the perfect exclamation point to an alfresco meal. The liqueur can be bought in a store but do as the Italians do and make your own. The "classic" recipe has as many variations as spaghetti sauce. This one from multiple sources including Food and Wine and Dream Wedding came to my attention via Italy Undiscovered: Food, Culture & Land of Le Marche. Wash the lemons well and remove yellow zest with a peeler. Do not include any of the bitter white part. Mince peels and place in an air-tight jar. Add the alcohol, seal and date. After 15 days, dissolve the sugar in a pot with the water, heating slowly. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. When sugar syrup is cool, mix it with the infused alcohol which should change in color from clear yellow to a cloudy yellow. Twice filter the combined liquids through a cotton cloth into an air-tight jar. Transfer to a bottle, seal tightly and store in the freezer.
Phiri. He explained that the community approach has been successfully implemented in Niger and Ethiopia, with millions of hectares of forests under regeneration, while Malawi is equally making steady progress. At a recently-held community meeting in Zambia, traditional leaders resolved to form Community Forest Committees to enforce FMNR and all related forest management activities in their chiefdoms. But to achieve this, they requested that the government consider strengthening their authority by giving them powers of enforcement with regards to laws that govern local offences and penalties. Tyson Hamamba, a representative of Chief Choongo from Southern Province. Hamamba said this was the only way to deter rampant charcoal making and deliberate bush fires among other destructive practices leading to alarming forest and land degradation. According to current laws, chiefs cannot issue a penal sanction against offenders. Their only role is to facilitate arrest of offenders by state police and/or other legally authorised law enforcement agencies. For Handondo, FMNR is important for the future of the country's forests. She credits it as being key to the lush growth of her seedling business.
Tropical ocean biomes are some of the most delicate of all marine biomes. Important facts about coral reefs and the delicate life that exists in and around them demonstrate the immediate need for conservation and protection. Each day the life within the tropical waters that surround the Earth falls prey to pollution, climate change and ignorance. Instructing and informing others of the precarious balance of these biomes helps to save them. Coral consists of colonies of small marine creatures called coral polyps. There are two distinct forms of coral - hard coral and soft coral. Symbiotic algae create the exoskeleton of hard coral, forming coral reefs, which provide food, shelter and protection of other marine life. Soft coral, resembling sea plants, lives in both the tropical seas and cooler ocean waters. Both forms are on the endangered list. Coral is a carnivore, catching microscopic zooplankton in the tentacles that surround its mouth.
Climate change, pollution and the fishing industry endanger the coral reefs of the world. Coral reefs are not the only endangered creatures in the tropics. Many of the other sea creatures struggle for survival, also. Tropical reptiles around the globe are either endangered or threatened. The reptiles that live in the tropical oceans of the world include turtles, crocodilians, sea snakes and marine iguanas. Sea turtles are a diverse group. People once hunted sea turtles for their shells, meat and eggs. Sea turtles lay their eggs in the warm sands of tropical beaches. Due to the punctuality of the gestation period, it is easy for poachers to calculate when the baby turtles will hatch. In addition to poachers, sea turtles eggs and hatchlings are prey for sea birds, dogs and raccoons. Adult sea turtles live to be close to 50 years old. Their only predator, besides humans, is the shark. Much of the habitat of crocodilians (crocodiles, caimans and alligators) in the tropics of North America is gone.