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This is my first book. In it John Ketteringham and I tell the stories of blockbuster innovations such as Post It notes, the microwave oven, and the VCR, and the people that produced them.  Hard copies of Breakthroughs! can be found on the web.  Or you can download a free electronic copy from this website.


1 15 oz. can chick peas – drain and rinse throughly. 
1 large potato (8 oz.) – cut into cubes the size of the chick peas and boil with the chick peas in salt water until done and drain
1 can bamboo shoots, julienned
6 oz. fresh grated coconut (available frozen in Indian stores) or 3/4 cup dried unsweetened coconut revived with hot water – blend with as little water as possible until it is a very fine, thick paste, where you cannot feel the individual pieces of coconut. May take 15 minutes unless you have a special grinding bottle for your blender. Alternatively, use half a block of creamed coconut (not coconut cream!) where the job has been done for you.

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May 10, 2011
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Some of the longest-enduring cultures on Earth are those of Indigenous Peoples. Some of the best custodians of the planet we live on are Indigenous Peoples. Among those who most revere community and tradition, without which we are rootless, are Indigenous Peoples.