You know you’re from California if you are a Mexican food snob. Yes, I know other states have a lot of Mexican influences in their cuisine, but that doesn’t mean it’s good. Just kidding! (not really)
If you live in a part of the world that doesn’t get snow (jealous?!), most of the growing advice for cool weather crops won’t work for you. Trust me, I’ve tried following the seed packet instructions, only to get nothing. Zip. Zero.
Now that I am an official member of the “Yiayia Club”, I feel free to speak with great authority on something that I have less than a week’s experience with. Why not?
September 8th is the feast day of the Nativity (birth) of the Virgin Mary. In Greek Orthodox tradition, feast days are holy days that commemorate significant events related to the church. They may mark the births and/or deaths of saints, or other momentous occasions. This particular feast day marks the day that Orthodox Christians commemorate the birth of the Virgin Mary. In Greek she is called the Theotokos, or Mother of God.
Complex recipes have their place. Holidays, special events, a personal challenge. Not weeknight dinners.
I’m a wee bit tired. I’ve passed the 36 hour mark with about an hour of sleep. However, I had the easy end of the deal this time.
I didn’t use to pay much attention to chrysanthemums in my earlier days. They just seemed so “common place” and were always the cheap plants at the nursery. But at some point I decided that my garden needed that quintessential splash of color in the fall, so I thought “what the heck”.
I had an “embarrassment of riches” situation. Thanks to a deal at Costco and a generous neighbor, I had a bunch of wild salmon (no complaints). I also had a ton of pesto due to a prolific planting of basil (also no complaints).