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‘Eating Local’ Taken To The Limit

The trend towards a preference for locally-sourced foods has a gotten some folks thinking about ways to make that dream a reality in Northern climes where supplies of locally-grown Produce fall off dramatically over the winter. And their solution actually makes food sourcing even more local…

Turkey Dagwood Sandwich - © comfortcooking.com

Holiday Sunday Means Leftover Monday…

At my house, we always have our long weekend Feast Day meals on the Sunday, rather than the Monday, which is really the holiday. That gives us all day Monday to plan our attack on the inevitable load of leftovers we have sitting quietly, patiently, in our second, downstairs fridge…

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Give Thanks For The Harvest!

It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada – always the second Monday in October. Why not the same as the U.S.? My theory is, the annual harvest comes earlier up here. And it’s a nice break, almost in perfect synch with the series of Holiday weekends that we enjoy through the summer…

Big Picknic Cooler - © Walmart

Your Food When The Power Goes Off…

Great question. Just after 6 p.m. last Friday evening, a pair of tornadoes and a scattering of microbursts hit Canada’s National Capital Region (Greater Ottawa; where I live) destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and leaving 142,000 addresses without electricity…

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Cooking With Bacon Fat – Do It!

Not all the time, and definitely not with all foods. But, when you cook Bacon, save the Fat. Frying your breakfast Eggs and Potatoes in it will give them a whole new dimension of flavour and umami hit. There are other applications, too, not all of them involving frying, which may surprise you!

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How Ginger Cures Bad Breath

We’ve known for a long time that Ginger has many beneficial qualities, not all of which have been proven scientifically. But researchers at the Technical University of Munich have tracked down the mechanism by which Ginger attacks compounds in saliva that cause bad breath…

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