Food Tank is a new initiative to bring attention to the complexity of food systems. They aim to educate people about how foods gets from the ground to your table – and how that process relates to the world at large. Here’s a recent release of their’s looking at the positive impact of family farmers:
Family farmers—small and large enhance biodiversity, protect natural resources, and improve local economies. The video highlights how family farmers, small and large, are using innovative agroecological practices to increase yields, improve incomes, and foster environmental sustainability. And Food Tank emphasizes how family farmers are a (Read more…)
Been at it again this month. Bread making, I mean. You knew that from the image, right? Several efforts so far this month and March isn’t even half-way through its course. Winter remains firmly entrenched here, and spring – or any time without a thick layer of snow – looks far away. So it’s a […]
mmmm….bacon! Bacon makes everything taste better doesn’t it? Last week I asked my readers on social media how they liked to cook their bacon – oven, frying pan or microwave. A few smarties, said they would take it any way they could get it, some of you reported that you cook your bacon in the [Read On]
It’s hard to take risks, sticking yourself out there can be nerve wracking. My kids and their friends are looking for summer employment and, while it’s only temporary, they’d like it to be something they can add to their skill set on their resume. Ours is a boom town, which means job opportunities, but also […]
Please bear with us during this time. This expansion and renovation is geared to providing our customers with the very best possible s…7 Zoom(s)
Pardon the Bushism. The CPC’s spin regarding the oil crowding out grain shipments by rail must be inspired by Dubya.
@saskboy @LHubich That’s an odd argument. Isn’t grain literally the food?— Stefani Langenegger (@SLangeneggerCBC) March 07, 2014
Elizabeth May provides some sanity on the issue.
“The current rail cars used for shipping hazardous materials are not safe. Both the US and Canadian Railway Safety Boards have ruled that the DOT111 cars are unsafe, needing upgrading and replacement.”
The insanity is underneath, from Joan Crockatt.
March 6, 2014 For Immediate Release
Oil and gas putting food on (Read more…)
We’re counting down the weeks to spring and some of us are really hoping it comes soon! We’re envious of the West Coast where flowers are already starting to bloom. But when I think of Spring I’m often daydreaming to […]
New post. Mommy Moment is owned by Jody Arsenault, from Manitoba, Canada.
This Maple-Pecan Porridge is a common breakfast dish in our home. My whole family loves it and I love that my girls are having a healthy, filling breakfast before they head to school. Maple-Pecan Porridge Author: Jody Arsenault Recipe type: Breakfast Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 12 mins Total time: 17 mins Serves: 3-4 This maple-pecan porridge […]
It isn’t easy being green! or is it?? Here’s a little list of 13 different desserts that will have you green with envy! Whip one up for St. Patricks Day this year! Creme de Menthe Cheesecake Cups Chocolate Covered Golden Oreos Layered Minty Fudge Cake in a jar Mint Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats Mint Oreo [Read On]
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I’m not going to talk about winter any more. Nope! I’m going to talk about all the delicious flavours that bring me back to the warmth and sunshine! Yes! Like many of you, our family is forever busy. It’s like […]
Here is a summary of the seasonal produce available right now In our Vince’s Market stores.12 Zoom(s)
An alleged startup claims that it wants to make and sell “artisinal salami” made from celebrity tissue samples. Even if it’s a joke, it raises the question: What are the ethics of consuming lab-grown human meat?
The labels on the back of your food are about to get an update. The big change? Making serving sizes that reflect how people actually eat.Read more…
Weeknight dinners can be rushed and boring, and side dishes to be honest get a little stale around here. I have come up with a simple way to dress up a can of green beans so that you forget you are eating the same old thing! No really, if you are tossi…
I love knowledge and it’s exciting that a meta-analysis in JAMA Internal Medicine has concluded that a vegetarian diet is perfect for decreasing blood pressure!Meta-analysis of research data is the assessment of a multiple research papers related to the same issue and sometimes the meta-analysis can disprove existing assumptions, in this case the meta-analysis confirms what many already thought!
Plus, researchers found that “the effect sizes are similar to those observed with commonly recommended lifestyle modifications, such as adoption of a low-sodium diet or a weight reduction of 5 kg, and are approximately half the magnitude of those observed (Read more…)
Good news! Mathematics has confirmed what we already suspected: You should most definitely be ordering a larger pizza. Read more…
Food and ecosystem knowledge which has been passed down for centuries is constantly threatened by the modern mechanical market. To stymie this change in food (and knowledge) consumption there is a global effort to protect the sanity of food and related support systems.
The significance of sacred foods. Many indigenous communities have certain foods—including corn, taro, and wild rice—that are considered sacred and have profound teachings and practices associated with them. One of the most significant ways that indigenous peoples have demonstrated a respectful relationship to their sacred foods is through sustainable land and water practices. Because these totem foods (Read more…)
DON’T PANIC, coffee-drinkers. But Brazil is facing an epic drought, having just wrapped up one of the driest months on record — and the bad news could be making its way right into your (empty) coffee cup.
If you put sriracha on over 50% of your foodstuffs like me, you know what makes the Thai chili sauce so good — magical pepper elves. But it turns out there’s also several scientific reasons why our taste buds recognize sriracha as one of the best condiments on Earth, and this videos breaks ‘em down.
The United States is a massive country, one filled with a variety of regional cuisines and a wide array of potentially edible animals. Why, then, does such a small selection of animals show up in grocery stores?Read more…
I take my chili seriously. One of the nicest things anyone ever did for me occurred a number of years ago when a colleague brought a container of his chili to work – and his recipe. He used coffee, cocoa, beer, cumin and oregano in his chili. I have been riffing off that recipe ever since.
At today’s 4th annual Uptown Waterloo Chili Cook-Off, the people’s choice award and judge’s award both went to Dana Shortt Gourmet. Here is my assessment.
Winner: Taco FarmThis was a sophisticated chili. Instead of simmering everything together for a long time, it had (Read more…)
How do you celebrate marriages in the Riverlands of Westeros? With a Red Wedding cake, of course. And if you’re lucky, Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, will take the first stab.Read more…
This is the 18th consecutive year that Vince’s has been awarded 1st Place in the Best Fresh Fruit and Vegetables category. Carmen cont…12 Zoom(s)
While I haven’t tried to make a sourdough raisin bread yet, that idea occurred to me while I was making my latest breads, this week. I’m sure it would be a good mix, but I’ll have to build my levain up again, since I used all my countertop levain in yesterday’s bread (about 350g). I […]
Canadians won’t have to wait for a far-off dystopian future to try the controversial Soylent meal replacement product, as the inventor says the company is eyeing Canada as its first international market after it begins shipping to U.S. customers on … Continue Reading
The last loaf of January, 2014 was a machine-made corn bread, made using a recipe from Washburn’s & Butt’s 300 Best Canadian Bread Machine Recipes book that I’ve mentioned previously. It’s a good book for bread machine users. Unlike my previous efforts to tinker with bread recipes, I used the basic, printed 1.5-lb. recipe without […]
Alright, confess! WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS? America spent $2 billion in mayonnaise last year ($0 of which came from my pocket), beating out hot sauce, mustard, and, yes, even ketchup, to become the number one condiment in the U.S.Read more… &…
No, that isn’t a picture of a rabid dog spitting noodles from its mouth, it’s Georgi Readman, citizen of The Isle of Wight. Other than a terrible haircut and poor eating skillz, she looks pretty much like any other 18 year old girl. The difference though is that Georgi has a really strange addiction:
Ramen-style noodles, [...]
The cooking is rocking along to Bob Marley’s mellow groove, on this fine winter’s day. “The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory”…. “There’s a natural mystic blowin’ through the air…” “Soul captives are free.” The sweet potato pie, turnip casserole, pumpkin pies and banana bread are done, ready and waiting for the gathering tonight. […]
Read this Jan. 16 story from the New Scientist on the growth of vertical farming around the world.
URBAN warehouses, derelict buildings and high-rises are the last places you’d expect to find the seeds of a green revolution. But from Singapore to Scranton, Pennsylvania, “vertical farms” are promising a new, environmentally friendly way to feed the rapidly swelling populations of cities worldwide.
In March, the world’s largest vertical farm is set to open up shop in Scranton. Built by Green Spirit Farms (GSF) of New Buffalo, Michigan, it will only be a single storey covering 3.25 hectares, but with (Read more…)
Last year, NASA announced that it would be funding 3D food printing, kicking things off with a 3D pizza printer. Now we can watch the project in progress as the 3D printer builds a possibly tasty pie.Read more…
Bring on the chili — it’s Super Bowl weekend. In honour of the big event, our food panel is preparing the best recipes for your weekend get-together. Chili is a must, but we’ll also feature easy snacks, dips and desserts […]
One of the strengths of WordPress.com is the community — a global network of users, learning from one another and supporting each other. Earlier this month, Michelle shared blogs within the mental health community, and we’ll continue to highlight blogs that promote health and wellness. Today, let’s take a look …
Comparison between fast-growing Aquabounty farmed salmon and regular farmed salmon (Aquabounty)
Read this Jan 20 story from sustainablepulse.com on a legal challenge led by law firm Ecojustice and several Canadian environmental groups over the federal government’s approval of controversial GMO farmed salmon.
Environmental groups want a court to decide if the federal government violated its own law by permitting the manufacture of genetically modified salmon in Canada.
“Canadians expect their government to implement, not ignore, the laws that protect our ecosystems from harm,” said Tanya Nayler, one of the Ecojustice lawyers representing Ecology Action Centre and Living Oceans Society. (Read more…)
The cuisine isn’t the only surprise at Bethlehem XXX
A round-up of some of our favourite recipes and food-related features this week including recipes for Caramelized Carrot and Curry, and Lentil and Cumin soups, the food of Downton Abbey, and a blood orange cocktail to ring in awards season. Six O’Clock […]
A new interactive graphic from Oxfam takes a look at the overall food quality in every country. Find out why the Netherlands came in first and Chad came in last. Read more…