Scarborough Fair – A European-Themed Garden in Canada for the Mexican Kitchen

Scarborough Fair – A European-Themed Garden in Canada for the Mexican Kitchen

One of my garden beds has a "Scarborough Fair" herb theme, stealing directly from the lyrics: "Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme". The photo at the top of this post was taken this morning, and shows my "Scarborough Fair" patch with green parsley, sage starting to bud, potted rosemary and thyme in full bloom. Although all of these and many other herbs and spices, such as cinnamon, are not native to the American continent, skillful cooks in Mexico embraced European influence to create amazingly rich and aromatic dishes that have become part of traditional Mexican cuisine. … click on title for more

Earth Day 2020 – Climate Action

Earth Day 2020 – Climate Action

Climate change is now the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the conditions that make our world habitable, hence the decision to choose CLIMATE ACTION as the theme for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Although this year’s Earth Day events are running digitally due to covid19, the pandemic has given us a chance to see in real time that fewer motorized vehicles on the streets, less pollution from factories, and less waste from superfluous consumerism, can clear the air and considerably reduce garbage in a matter of weeks, when there is a global effort involved … click on title for more