Watercress – An Old World Quelite

Watercress – An Old World Quelite

The tangy sweetness of the dressing and oranges goes marvellously with the peppery and crisp components of the watercress … click on title for more

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My New Seeds Have Arrived!

My New Seeds Have Arrived!

In cold-winter regions, every gardener goes through the process of feeling tired of being confined indoors, “growing vicariously” through reviews of gardening sites and seed catalogues, and planning the next season. Many make the promise to “just look, not buy any more seeds this year”, only to give in to the exciting new varieties, or items that have been on the wish list for too long … click on title for more

The Sprouter – A Winter Blues Fixer

The Sprouter – A Winter Blues Fixer

As we have entered the second half of the winter season (in the Northern hemisphere), lengthening daytimes are becoming more noticeable; vegetable gardeners are experiencing a flaring need to grow (and eat!) something fresh. Many people keep potted edibles indoors, use their grow lights for baby greens and herbs or, as I have been doing for the last couple of years, sprout seeds … click on title for more

Red Mole, Part 1 – The Recipe

Red Mole, Part 1 – The Recipe

From the many kinds of mōlli (simply meaning "sauce", in Nahuatl language) that were ground in pre-Hispanic metates (stone grinders) to the Baroque recipes developed during colonial times in convents and homes around Puebla, Oaxaca and Mexico City, today’s mole rojo (red mole) is identified as a National dish in Mexico and recognized as the most representative mole around the world … click on title for more