Butternut squash

Did you know that butternut squash has been known for over 8000 to 10 000 years? First Nations people used to eat the seeds. The Aztecs, May and Incas cultivated butternut squash at the same time as corn and beans. Christopher Columbus was the first European to taste this fruit; he subsequently brought it back to Europe.

As cool fall weather approaches, why not make a delicious and colourful butternut squash soup? It is truly comforting with warm spices, such as ginger, cumin or cayenne pepper.

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The Augustinians archives become part of the Canada Memory of the World Register

A tribute to the Augustinians’ legacy of caring for a unique documentary heritage

For more than 375 years, the Augustinians were the creators and guardians of unsuspected treasures. Thanks to a rich heritage preserved over the centuries, the Monastère des Augustines is now a unique place of history as well as an exceptional research location to discover the history of the Augustinians and that of Québec society.

The Monastère des Augustines archive centre preserves, describes and shares the Augustinian’s exceptional heritage, 2015, Québec City, Le Monastère des Augustines.

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