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  •  Fresh grown (6+ / 0-)

    I miss having a garden. When we lived in Toronto, my partner planted tomatoes every year. And what a crop we would get...big round red tomatoes, and loads and loads of small cherry tomatoes too. As well as fresh hot peppers.

    What a treat to go out the back door, pick some fresh tomatoes, and be eating them minutes later. Perhaps a lovely fresh salad with a little balsamic and olive oil and garlic and salt and pepper...yum!

    Where we are now, can't get anything decent to grow. The soil's not right, the summer is too short and too dry and too cold. We tried having a garden, but it's just not the same here.

    And returning to an earlier point: yes I know about roasting a whole head of garlic, or cutting the top off and roasting it, etc. I can't buy garlic here that I would trust to be able to do that...have to look at each clove individually.

    Resident Palin - she may very well take up residency in the White House in 2012, but it's too painful to use the "P" word combined with her name

    by lotac on Sat Jan 22, 2011 at 06:20:12 PM PST

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    •  If you don't mind my asking, are you in Canada? (4+ / 0-)

      I'm pretty far north US wise, and can still get produce that's decent off-season. Just curious.

      Mdmslle to commonmass: "You're a household name around here". Who knew.

      by commonmass on Sat Jan 22, 2011 at 06:24:52 PM PST

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      •  Yes (5+ / 0-)

        Calgary, in fact.

        Oddly enough, for the next few days the only place in North America that seems to have an outside temperature above freezing.

        Resident Palin - she may very well take up residency in the White House in 2012, but it's too painful to use the "P" word combined with her name

        by lotac on Sat Jan 22, 2011 at 06:27:47 PM PST

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        •  Here in Portland, ME (4+ / 0-)

          it is about 14 degrees, we just got one heck of a snowstorm, the second in a week, and the thermometer is dropping rapidly. The next few days here will be very, very cold. Northeastern Maine ("down east", as we call it) and the Canadian Maritimes are in deep freeze as well. Gosh, Calgary of all places! Enjoy your balmy weather.

          I have relatives in Ontario, by the way.

          Mdmslle to commonmass: "You're a household name around here". Who knew.

          by commonmass on Sat Jan 22, 2011 at 06:30:27 PM PST

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          •  I have lived in warmer places (5+ / 0-)

            We spent three years in Atlanta. I still remember that on each of three winters there, it snowed exactly one day each winter. And that snow was gone by day's end.

            At this moment, as I type this, Atlanta is colder than Calgary. By Wednesday this week, we are told to expect daytime temperature of 8C...about 45F.

            That's why "global warming" is the wrong description for what's happening..."climate change" is much more accurate.

            Resident Palin - she may very well take up residency in the White House in 2012, but it's too painful to use the "P" word combined with her name

            by lotac on Sat Jan 22, 2011 at 06:39:45 PM PST

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