Chrysler Canada Saying It As It Is For Once

Take a look at this article that just came out.  First though my opinion is.  It’s about time. Simple as that.

Chrysler Canada, which has already borrowed $750 million from the federal and Ontario governments, is telling about 9,400 employees directly that it will close operations here unless they accept significant concessions soon.

I wouldn’t hesitate to say, that if wages were cut in half and others were asked to work for half the amount that is being given now, that there would be line ups for miles waiting to go to work.  My opinion only.

Book Signing For Marten River, April 19th/2009

For those that happens to be in the Marten River area tomorrow, drop by the community center and say hello, as I will be there signing books from around noon to three or so.  Have a great day.

A Few Annual Herbs

Aloe Vera – Excellent indoor or outdoor container plant.  Well-known and well-researched medicinal plant.

Arugula – Mustard-like green.  Grow in salad gardens and use in salads and stir-fries for a peppery, pungent taste reminiscent of horseradish.

Basil – Popular, attractive plant with many color variations.  No herb garden is complete without it.  Excellent in salads and as a garnish.  Medicinally used mainly for its stomach soothing qualities.

Borage – Attractive blue star-shaped flowers, but rather scraggly growth habit.  Cucumber-like taste.  Used medicinally internally in teas or topically for a variety of ailments.

Calendula – Cheerful yellow flowers that bloom almost constantly in warm weather. Excellent addition to flower or herb gardens.  Flowers often used as a garnish.  Limited medicinal qualities.

Cayenne – Attractive shrub-like plant with fruits that start green and then turn fiery red.  Very hot, but nutritional powerhouses.  Used medicinally for a variety of ailments.

Chamomile – Member of the daisy family with daisy-like flowers.  Bitter taste and not usually used in cooking.  Medicinal properties are well-known and include many common ailments.

Chervil – Close relative of Parsley, used mostly for flavoring other foods.  Some medicinal uses, most notably for high blood pressure.

Coriander – Another member of the Parsley family.  Entirely edible plant with a strong taste often used in Indian and Asian foods.  Medicinally used mostly as a flavoring agent.

Dill – Popular garden herb with feathery silver green leaves.  Nice addition to the herb garden.  Used as a flavoring for many dishes and in pickling.  Not a major medicinal herb, but often used for its stomach-soothing qualities.

Garlic – Onion-like plant with beautiful flowers.  Well-known in cooking.  Medicinally important herb that is completely safe.  Widely available in many forms.

Savory (Summer) – Attractive trailing plant. Nice in containers. Mostly a culinary herb used in a wide variety of dishes.  Tastes like peppery Thyme. Minor medicinal herb.