Fall is “Trending” I think that in a previous life I was a chipmunk or squirrel, because as soon as the first few leaves fall off the trees, and the signs of fall start to appear, I get busy stocking up for the winter. The days grow shorter around here, and it starts getting dark out early. I find that when it gets dark out around supper time , you really don’t feel much like doing alot of cooking, it’s more like time to go to bed and hibernate, so that is why I love filling the freezer with as much prepared food as possible to help get a meal on the table during the winter months when you are tired after work and don’t have much energy left to cook large meals. Continue reading →
The eggplant is very popular in a variety of cultures. What an interesting vegetable in deed. It’s a member of the nightshade family, and has been cultivated throughout the world dating back to the middle ages. This is the first year that I have tried growing some, and so far the results are good. With so many varieties to pick, I tried some small green and white striped ones . They seem pretty well resistant to the ferocious insects of Northern Ontario, and did not need very much of my attention, making them a winner for my garden. I like simple gardening with a high yield .