Just saw this article in Times Colonists by The Associated Press which reads in part:
‘”March Against Monsanto” protesters say they want to call attention to the dangers posed by genetically modified food and the food giants that produce it. Marches are planned for more than 250 cities around the globe, according to organizers.” For more here is the link to the article:
In yesterday’s Globe and Mail, David Parkinson wrote an article entitled “In Canada’s housing market, the other shoe has already dropped”. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/economy-lab/in-canadas-housing-market-the-other-shoe-has-already-dropped/article11908008/
What caught my attention was the following “Indeed, the pace of year-over-year price appreciation has been slowly eroding for the past year and a half. Of the 11 major urban centres tracked by the national composite, seven (Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa-Gatineau, Montreal) now show price declines from their 2012 highs. In April, five of the 11 (Vancouver, Victoria, Ottawa-Gatineau, Quebec City, Halifax) suffered month-over-month price declines.” You may want to read the entire article to understand what is happening. Continue reading →
I hope you are planning your Mother’s Day meals – breakfast , lunch, and dinner – today. One of the best things about Mother’s Day is the chance to pamper Mom. Whether your Mom is brand new or not, whether you are traveling to her house or you live in the same house, Mom will appreciate a day of no worries about meals. Continue reading →
I was not so sure about this one. http://indianinthemachine.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/15-foods-you-can-regrow-from-scraps/ Nice pictures and lots of links on the page.
I tried the lettuce and it works. I used Romaine lettuce and cut off the bottom about 2 inches or so. Then I placed the scrap in a glass filling it to approximately 1 inch with water. It took about 24 hours for a little leaf to start sprouting in the middle of the scrap. I have been changing the water every couple of days to make sure it gets fresh water.
I have also taken that old sprouted garlic that was left to long in the refrig and put it into my garden pots. It is growing like crazy. Take the cloves that have a bit of green sprout coming out of them and just push them into dirt with the green up – water them and let them go.
Ms Greene’s article has brought up some an important issue that we in the Greater Victoria area should be thinking about – what does our food security look like? Here is the definition of what “Food Security” is care of Wikipedia:
“Food security refers to the availability of food and one’s access to it. A household is considered food-secure when its occupants do not live in hunger or fear of starvation… It is a measure of resilience to future disruption or unavailability of critical food supply due to various risk factors including droughts, shipping disruptions, fuel shortages, economic instability, wars, etc… Continue reading →