Author Archives: Terry Ruesch


Alzheimer is a form of dementia and is the 6th leading cause of death in the world. And it is the biggest epidemic in the United States and I am sure Canada is not far behind. It is documented that there is a new case of dementia every minute in the USA and every 4 […]


                            I planted a new plant last year, a passion fruit, nothing has come of it yet but anticipating some fruit next year.  The passion fruit is a strange but very tasty food.  It is a rich source of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, […]


                    Well I tried something new today,  we got some moringa seeds pods from a friend and we cooked them today, tastes like asparagus!  I have a small moringa tree which is in bloom, but no seed pods yet.  Theseed pods are huge and hard for […]


                Cayenne pepper is a member of the Capsicum family. The red or green chili pepper are used to add spicy flavor to foods . Cayenne contains vitamins E, C, K, carotenoids and the complete B complex. It is a source of calcium, potassium, manganese, and dietary fiber. […]


                    Pugs originated in China (BC 206 to AD 200). The Emperors of China prized the pug and treated them royally. Pugs came to Europe in the 1600s when China started trading with Europe. Pugs were brought to North America after the civil war. You might […]


                                The root vegetable that has lots of medicinal properties and will aid in treatment of many ailments is the lowly beet. The beet is an ancient prehistoric food that grew in North Africa, Asia and Europe. It has strong […]

Everything (almost) you need to know about Scorpions

            The reason for this topic is because we encountered two scorpions in our yard in one day, although they were dead, it is a bit freaky to find them here, although not uncommon. There are about 2000 different species of scorpions, and they are found on all the continents […]

Benefits of Kumquats

                        I bought a kumquat tree the other day, it already has some fruit on it, so this is a new experience for me. These trees were brought to Europe from China in the middle of the 19th century. The kumquat tastes like an […]


                      The neem tree started in India and is spread around the world now.  It is highly regarded in India as a medicinal plant.  All parts of the neem plant can be used, although the seeds, bark and leaves are most commonly used.  The seeds […]