Author Archive | Mary Leah de Zwart

BC Sugar and Alberta Sugar Beets

BC Sugar and Alberta Sugar Beets Sugar gets such a bad rap – while this blog is not the place to discuss its reputation, it is a good place to discuss some interesting Alberta and BC sugar history. “Sweet “ dreams come true: Recipes you’ll relish is a  small 16-page pamphlet. No date or publisher […]

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Potluck – Friendsgiving

Potluck – Friendsgiving The saddest potluck I ever attended was in a Yaletown condo in Vancouver. The hosts had contributed a tablecloth and a stack of plastic glasses; my friend brought a bag of taco chips; and I, somewhat showing my age, brought shrimp cheese puffs (they have a creampuff base if you’re interested). Otherwise, […]

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Do Home Economics Teachers Cook?

Do Home Ec. Teachers Cook? Like the doctor’s children who get sick, or the bank managers who run up credit card debts, home economics teachers have often  been scrutinized for their everyday living habits.  Do they sew and cook for themselves and their families? Are they tidy housekeepers? The Vancouver and District Home Ec. Association […]

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