Lentil Mushroom Walnut Balls

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Tonight's dinner included a meatless ball with a cranberry pear sauce, and it turned out great! Next time, I may try using shiitake mushrooms. The recipe can be found here with lots of mouth-watering photos. Ingredients: FOR THE LENTIL BALLS: 1/2 cup uncooked green lentils 1 cup walnuts halves, finely chopped 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 2 heaping cups finely chopped ...

Bees

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I've noticed that little bees are attracted to the cilantro flowers. When the sun is high, they are out collecting pollen. I am not sure what type of bees they are, as I originally thought they were black and white, but I can't be sure. The photos capture something different than what my eyes saw. ...

After the storm

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We had some heavy rain yesterday. In Angus Ontario, a tornado touched down, destroying some homes. Here in Toronto, the skies darkened as the winds picked up significantly. When the skies finally opened around the dinner hour, the rain came down hard, but it was short lived. I had to bring in my fig tree ...

Stunted pepper

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My new crop this year is the Trinidad hot pepper. It's been slow-growing in terms of flowering. I'm wondering if the conditions aren't hot enough for it. Upon closer look this evening, I do see the beginnings of flower development. Compared to the Shishitos, these are far behind. What has been incredibly fascinating is that one ...