Most people have a very busy lifestyle, what with kids sports, and family it's getting harder to
eat healthy. So we've added a greater number of healthy selections to our site in the hope that
you'll see just how easy it is to feed your family healthier choices.
So that said, we've decided to turn one part of our site over to heirloom vegetables. Imagine eating tasty organic vegetables you grew yourselves. Anyone can grow heirlooms be it in pots on a balcony, or in a backyard garden. Less than 150 years ago, records showed there were over 100,000 varieties of heritage vegetables, fruit and grain seeds. Today less than ¼ of that number exist. You owe it to yourself and your family to help revive these numbers, and in the process eat so much better and cheaper!
Wow what is McDonalds thinking? They launch their new McFlurry-SKOR and drop this bomb on consumers. Because of this statement a few days ago, now approximately 300,000 kids with allergies and their familys won't be loving it at their local McDonalds resturant from this point on. This statement essentially means that all products in the restaurant may contain or may have come in contact with any allergen.
A few so called experts consider the brand to be so strong that there will be little or no impact on the company, I'm sure McDonalds are hoping the same.
Contact McDonalds and voice your concerns about their new allergy statement, and the impact it has on their current allergen management policies. This change significantly restricts options for consumers with food allergys.
If you are dining at McDonald’s, please speak to the manager about your allergies and ask the same questions you would ask at any other restaurant when ordering food.
We encourage you to also reach out to McDonald’s to let them know what this means to you and your family. Contact them by phone at 1-888-424-4622, complete the contact form on mcdonalds.ca, or post about it on social media.
Click Here to read the original announcement, and what the new allergy-related changes are at McDonald’s Canada.
Old Cast Iron pans will make a welcome addition to your kitchen, I have two that are over a 100 years old.
They retain an even heat, you can season your cast iron to a near non stick coating, but they require alittle care.
Try putting a non stick skillet in the oven (don't you'll ruin it), cast iron is so versatile you can even bake in it.
Have a look at these two videos on how to clean and season your cast iron, one uses a self clean oven method
(I've never tried this method but it seems to work.) The other method is using salt and a potato.
Removal of factory pre-seasoning, and then reseasoning it yourself The new skillet cleaning and seasoning.
If you're interested in century old cast iron skillets have a look at this video Century old cast iron skillets
One last thing, many say to use crisco, corn oil, or olive oil to season your old skillets. After many years of trial and error I've found that Grapeseed oil is a better fit for seasoning. The main reasons are that it has a very high flash point and almost no smoke while seasoning in the oven. I hope you save your old iron, and enjoy it for many years to come.
A new study on the effects of Cans lined with Bisphenol A give insight to a possible increase in blood pressure.
BPA use is widespread, this increase in blood pressure may pose a substantial health risk. See the study article here on the
American Heart Association website .
Have you noticed When you go grocery shopping for laundry supplies just how expensive they are? One little spray
bottle of fabric/stain remover can cost up to $7-$8 dollars. How would you like to make the same pre-treater at home
for mere pennies? Here's the recipe for Homemade Shout Stain Remover.
So what exactually is Hunger? Hunger is the most commonly used term to describe the social
condition of people who suffer from a chronic lack of sufficient food and constantly or frequently
experience the physical sensation of hunger.
Remember anytime of year we should think about supporting our local foodbanks, it only costs a few extra dollars to add a couple of extra cans of veggies, a bag of rice, cans of soup, dried beans, toilet paper or any other staple to your shopping cart for the hungry.
Remember that many people including children go to bed hungry daily, so please do your part and support your local foodbank.
We have a part of our website called "Winnipeg Resturants"
which showcases our local resturants. We would be interested if you've gone to one of the listed
resturants, or perhaps a local resturant that's not listed and are willing to give us a review of it. Please email us
at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a note in the guestbook.
The makeover of the main recipe database is now underway. As well, the recipes in the main archive are now in text, making it easier to read online and to copy exactually what you want. The 50+ servings archive are in the .pdf format, this allows you to save the files directly to your computer at a single mouse click. Make sure you check the main Recipe Archive daily, as it's growing rapidly with exciting recipes.