Posts Tagged ‘cooking’

Consider The Food System

 

We’re in a pandemic and we’re all waiting for it to be over. We want to get back to work, get back to grocery shopping with naked faces, meet our friends on patios and toast the death of COVID-19. But, in our impatience for quarantine measures to lift we might take a moment and consider what’s really happening right now. This virus is exposing a lot of things that have always existed but not always been questioned, or at least not as strongly as they are being questioned now. A new vegan cookbook offers great recipes, and some real food for thought. We like to helps the people related to food and food safety process, if you need any help, visit this site.
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Red Rice and Curry

Vegan Butternut Squash Curry from Healthy Nibbles

Vegan Butternut Squash Curry from Healthy Nibbles

As we head into March in a February deep freeze let’s talk curry. This is the time of year when we want comfort food but we really need our veggies. Our favourite way to address this issue is with a slew of curry dishes. Continue »



Bitter Melon: Ornamental Vine & Edible Fruit

Bitter melon vine, showing flower.

Bitter melon vine, showing flower.

I came across this beautiful vine covering a chain link fence recently. The fence itself was almost completely obscured, which is a good thing in my books. (Practical as they are, banishing chain link fences would be one of my first orders as Queen of the World)

The vine leaves themselves are exquisite, finely cut in a way that William Morris—the Arts & Craft designer who took his inspiration from nature—would have loved. The leaf veins, vines and tendrils add to the pleasing array of form. Not only is the vine good at beautifully camouflaging an ugly fence, but it has smallish yellow flowers with the sweetest jasmine fragrance—swoonworthy on a summer evening.

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Five Things to Do With a Huge Zucchini

zucchini fruit

How to deal with the giant zucchini in your life.

Some people grow giant zucchinis in their gardens. Some people have giant zucchinis foisted upon them. So, now what? Here are some tips for any zucchini-hugeness crisis you may be undergoing.

1. Do this immediately: write a note to yourself and put it somewhere where you won’t miss it. “HARVEST ZUCCHINI!!!” That’s so you won’t miss the next one, as it doubles, triples and fourples in size. Then one day you may actually harvest a nice, normal sized zucchini. Delicious, aren’t they?

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Plant Profile: Egyptian Walking Onions

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The Baroque twisty-ness of the Walking Onion.

Do these onions really walk like an Egyptian? Read on. This unique, heirloom perennial onion plant (Allium proliferum) serves both an ornamental and edible garden function. Once you have Egyptian walking onions in your garden, you’ll never again have a “we’re out of onions” moment. Your onion supply will be there, faithfully waiting. Yes, the onion bulbs, or bulblets, that grow on the top of its stalk are small, like teeny shallots. Still, they make a great addition to any recipe when you need onions and are out of the big round ones.

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