Get Ready for Lunar New Year

Good morning. Andrea Nguyen has a lovely story in The Times this week about family celebrations of Tet, the Vietnamese holiday observed on the Lunar New Year, which this year falls on Feb. 12. “When Vietnamese people celebrate Tet,” Andrea writes, “they describe it as ‘an Tet,’ an expression that translates to ‘eating the New…

Details

What Can You Buy With Bitcoin?

In the last twelve months, the value of a single unit of Bitcoin has risen from less than $10,000 to more than $30,000. Companies including Square and IBM are using blockchain, the technology behind the currency, to design and improve digital payments methods. But what can you actually buy with Bitcoin? As it turns out,…

Details

The Year-Round Garden

Is it really possible to garden year-round? Yes, even in Nova Scotia. Through years of experimentation, Niki Jabbour has developed an all-seasons approach to edible gardening, despite the rigors of her Halifax location, where frost can linger until late May and return in early October. What Ms. Jabbour — an intrepid vegetable gardener and the…

Details