Happy Hobbit: Blackberry Tarts – Episode 89

Kili wants to bake a tasty treat to thank Bilbo for the “brownie bites” recipe he gave to Fili… but will it all be a disaster?

BERRY FILLING
– 4 to 5 cups of fresh or frozen berries (if using frozen you will need more thickener)
– 2/3 cup of sugar
– 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
– 1/4 cup of flour
– Instant Clear Jel, quick-cooking tapioca, or another thickener.

CRUST
– 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
– 1 1/4 teaspoons of salt
– 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) of chilled butter (or lard)
– Up to 6 tablespoons of ice water

Use your torture device of Sauron (food processor) to chop the butter into the flour and salt until it has a grainy, sand-like consistency. Add ice water one or two tablespoons at a time as needed.

Flour your workspace and your rolling pin then roll out the dough for the tarts one handful at a time. Place a spoonful of the berry mixture in the center and have fun trying to seal it all up! You can make it a dumpling shape or more of an open top. Use a fork to seal the edges. Brush the crust with milk and sprinkle with sugar, if desired.

Place in Smaug’s mouth (the oven) and bake at 450 F for 10 minutes, then 350 F for about 30 minutes, or until the crust is a golden brown.

Iraq Al Amir Women’s Cooperative – TREADRIGHT FOUNDATION

Tucked in the magical mountains of Jordan, covered with secret caves and blessed with a shining stream is the women’s cooperative of Iraq Al Amir. The purpose of our film and adventure with the TreadRight foundation and Celine Cousteau is primarily to highlight these wonderful women who have hidden talents that will warm your hearts and nourish your soul – AND stomach!

The organization was established in 1993 to support job opportunities for women of all ages in Jordan! They pour their love and sincere skills into making fabric, ceramics, soap, paper, and the yummiest food!

Many major travel companies now like Insight Vacations and Uniworld River Cruises visit the cooperative with their tours and whether you join an adventure with them to #maketravelmatter or find yourself on a solo trip to Jordan, please visit Iraq Al Amir! Within moments we were no longer tourists in a land of harsh deserts, but women coming together to support each other! We learned to make all their handy crafts and combine the legendary spices like thyme and turmeric to nourish the body mind and soul.

In a country where the women’s primary role is wife and care giver, Irag Al Amir is gem in the rough that deserves the support and reverence of those who venture to the Middle East to support their dreams and preserve it for future generations to benefit from!

Cinematographer: Connor Guest

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Alison’s Adventures Jordan – “Shocking Discovery at Petra”

In this adventure Alison Teal sets off to the Middle East with the TreadRight Foundation and the real deal world changer Celine Cousteau, grand daughter of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, to make humanitarian and environmental change across Jordan! Her discovery at Petra is shocking and valuable on a global scale.

To join a TreadRight trip visit:https://www.treadright.org

Thank you to Insight Vacations and Uniworld River Cruises for this experience.

Written, directed, produced, and edited by Alison Teal
Cinematography by Connor Guest
Drone by Joshua Morin

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Alison Teal “FEMALE INDIANA JONES” – QUEST TO STOP PLASTIC

Alison Teal, Time Magazine’s Female Indiana Jones, travels the the remote and exotic corners of the earth to investigate the greatest myths, mysteries and legends. Throughout her travels she could not ignore the global plastic crises. This video show 6 years of shocking footage in her quest to end plastic pollution.

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FEMALE INDIANA JONES TEASER – QUEST: STOP PLASTIC

Alison Teal, Time Magazine’s Female Indiana Jones, travels the the remote and exotic corners of the earth to investigate the greatest myths, mysteries and legends.

Education Through Entertainment. Learn more about her quest to stop plastic pollution.

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Alison Teal, Time Magazine’s Female Indiana Jones, travels to the remote and exotic corners of the earth to investigate the greatest myths, mysteries and legends.

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Alison Teal on CBS News – Plastic pollution and solutions

Alison Teal shares the shocking reality of the global plastic epidemic and some solutions YOU can do every day.

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Maldivian Women FIRST TIME SURFING

It was an honor to help Soneva Eco Resort lunch the first fully sustainable surfing program in the Maldives for ALL LEVELS! The program supports outreach to local islands teaching women how to surf and doing beach cleanups!
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SONEVA RESORT – First Sustainable Surf Program

Alison Teal is honored to help Soneva Eco Resort lunch the first fully sustainable surfing program in the Maldives for ALL LEVELS!
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