Earth Strike and Canada Post

Earth Strike and Canada Post

The gathering I attended was not too large, but I was given an informative brochure by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers … click on title for more

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FOTD – Amaranth

FOTD – Amaranth

The Greek roots of the word Amaranth mean "unfading flower", due to its resistance to inclement weather and pests. The Nahuatl name is huāuhtli and it was cultivated in pre-Hispanic Mexico for its seeds, consumed in beverages (similar to atole), as a substitute of corn (where this crop was hard to cultivate), and even as part of a ceremonial treat … click on title for more

Huauzontle Patties – Tortitas de huauzontle

Huauzontle Patties – Tortitas de huauzontle

The technique used for these patties is known as capeado, which means “coated” or “under a layer.” The accustomed way to serve them is drenched in a sauce; the most popular is red mole, but caldillo (made with tomatoes) and my choice of cooked green sauce (made with tomatillos) are also very tasy … click on title for more

FOTD – Huauzontle

FOTD – Huauzontle

Huauzontle (Chenopodium nuttalliae) was amongst the new-to-me crops to try this year in my backyard garden. Huauzontle is a tall plant native to Mexico, grown for its edible seed heads, which develop from inflorescences such as the one pictured at the top of this post. Its leaves are also edible, and turn bright red in the fall, which has given this herb the name of Red Aztec Spinach ... click on title for more