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Amaryllis Series Part #1: A Guide to Growing Amaryllis Indoors

A Guide to Growing Amaryllis Indoors

It’s the beginning of winter here in the north and nothing is blooming outside. The ground is covered in a layer of snow, the trees are bare and we’re all bundled up in our winter coats, boots, hats and mitts.

Don’t let winter get you down. There’s still plenty to grow indoors.

How about a large and vibrant tropical flower, that waits for winter before commencing its bloom?

The flower in question is Amaryllis. If you haven’t grown it before, my guide will show you how easy and maintenance free it can be.

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A Recipe for Mushroom Barley Soup

A Recipe for Mushroom Barley Soup-

Since I was a little girl, I had a favourite soup. The one that brings back the best memories is Mushroom Barley. The mushrooms in the soup have a soft texture and a beautiful aroma. The barley in this soup creates a lovely and satisfying thickness. As a whole, mushroom barley soup fulfills three of my five senses – taste, sight and smell.

Today, this soup brings me back to when I was a little girl. Simply catching a hint of the mushrooms, transports me back to the age of 5, 8, 13, 19, and so on…

Two summers ago, I visited my family in Europe and was reminded of this, my favourite soup. Most of the ingredients may be grown in your own vegetable garden and stored in a cold cellar. It’s the perfect soup to prepare on a cold winter’s day.

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