“It’s that comfort of connecting to heritage or connecting to a living thing, a microorganism like yeast….” – CBC News April 6, 2020 Here’s why everyone you know is baking bread in quarantine
Author Archive | Mary Leah de Zwart
https://www.cbc.ca/news/covid-19-hand-sanitizer-fact-check-1.5510163 “Ethyl will thrill you but methyl will kill you”……. Thank you to KB for scouting this out.
Basic Cooking Skills Basic cooking skills never go out of date. “Our grandmothers and mothers [sic] learned how to cook by the trial and error method….A child allowed to watch the cooking in the kitchen could be taught how a dough looked and felt when it was ‘right’….not many children or mothers [sic] have the […]
https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/a-single-factory-is-now-working-24-7-to-keep-kraft-dinner-on-grocery-shelves-1.4862199 Happy World Home Economics Day!
The Easter Ham was a tradition in my family. Neither 12-foot drifts, 75 mile-an-hour winds, or the prospect of having to walk up to 25 miles could stop our dad from getting home to carve it. On March 15 and 16 of 1951, a huge snowstorm swept through Central and Northern Alberta. On the first […]
Seville Oranges and Dundee Marmalade Oranges do not have to be from Seville and marmalade doesn’t have to be made in Dundee, Scotland. Yet, marmalade that’s not made with bitter oranges runs the risk of being just “orange jam”. And Dundee marmalade is a Scots creation by a canny Dundonian, James Keiller who turned a […]
We are living history. Pop-Eye’s favourite food may have changed from spinach to chicken: breakfast may no longer be an immutable symbol of good nutrition: Dr. Oz and Mark Wahlberg are battling it out. https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/a30521950/dr-oz-cancel-breakfast-mark-wahlberg/ HAL’S KITCHEN: Survey says?!
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-red-deer-puffed-wheat-candy-history-1.5028308?fbclid=IwAR0W4I-xcwYxF-GgGgqIrYZ7zBF6atYTkhwmALlW8Z9HzDSk4rnKkuZGzCo Puffed wheat squares – Red Deer’s claim to fame? BCFHN Facebook had a recipe for puffed wheat candy in 2014: Remember when we used to go to Alberta Beach with a four-foot tall bag of Prairie Maid puffed wheat? Some of it got made into puffed wheat candy – the Prairie equivalent to rice […]
Putting the trash out is not easy these days. Householders who are committed to recycling non-biodegradable products such as plastics, metals, paper and cardboard must separate, wash, store and get these items to one or another location for recycling … maybe. In a shocking investigation, a […]