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  • Oligo-miocene amber from Mexico
  • Cretaceous Burmite from Myanmar
  • Cretaceous New Jersey amber from USA


The vivid color scheme of this site is inspired by the beautiful molten glow of Amber. I love bright colors!

"Amber is fossilized tree resin, which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times". -- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Amber images courtesy of The Gemology Project.

Making Kefir

Written by Julia on April 16, 2014.
Kefir grains

Recently I discovered I could make cheese at home with nothing more than milk and a small amount of vinegar. Hence, a new passion for "do it yourself (diy)" projects sprang up within me. After making the cheese, I taught myself how to make yogurt! Well, if yogurt was so easy why not move on to other fermented food products? I am now in the process of making vinegar. Later week I am trying my hand at making Kefir from live probiotic cultures, called kefir grains.

Here are the links to the recipes I've used:

Hello World!

Written by Julia on April 17, 2014.

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