Onions – A Cosmopolitan Family

Onions – A Cosmopolitan Family

I always thought onions arrived in the Americas from the Old World, but since they were sold in Mexican (Aztec) ancient markets, and have a Nahuatl name, it is probably fair to assume that many recipes for salsa, guacamole, and stews from pre-Hispanic times already had onions on their ingredient lists ... click on image for more

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Just Another Canadian “May Day” – Works at Many Levels

Just Another Canadian “May Day” – Works at Many Levels

Yesterday, Victoria Day Monday, was another one of those “unusual” May days of the Canadian spring weather. It started cool but sunny, so I had a chance to transplant some of my seedlings to the garden beds, or to bigger pots outside. I was comparing the ones I grew in the basement under grow lights, and some I had upstairs by a South facing window... click on image for more

May Two-Four Weekend – A Truly Canadian Holiday

May Two-Four Weekend – A Truly Canadian Holiday

The first long weekend of the Canadian spring/summer season, when - at last - the warm temperatures seem to be here to stay. Many stores use it to mark the beginning of their summer sales: gardening centres are bursting with seedlings, flowers and other plants; hardware stores offer their new lines of gardening, camping, and BBQ equipment; side-walk and garage sales are popping everywhere ... click on image for more