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You might be surprised to know that professional cooks as well as savvy home cooks cook certain common foods in ways you might not expect. And they get superior results in the process. Rather than automatically defaulting to a fry pan, why not consider the benefits of cooking in the oven?

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Okra is familiar to anyone who likes New Orleans specialties like Jambalaya and File Gumbo or other southern goodies like Fried Okra, the news is good: Canada may soon be growing its own Okra. And that could mean not only lower prices, but a renaissance in Canadian Cuisine – Y’all…

Pure Canadian Maple Syrup

Quebec Maple Syrup producers are fighting what they call an oppressive monopoly – their own marketing and promotion association, the Federation of Quebec Maple Producers (FPAQ), If that sounds odd to you, read on and then decide for yourself whether the FPAQ should be abolished…

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We all know that eating the wrong stuff in the evening, or eating anything heavy late at night, can lead to weird dreams, indigestion and other unwanted symptoms. But now scientists say that eating your evening meal later than 7:00 p.m. may pout you at higher risk for heart disease…

Diet Clash - © Photo by Lord Jim, art by Banksy

I’m sure you’ve heard recent reports that adopting the so-called ‘Mediterranean’ Diet or the ‘Paleo Diet’ will help you beat heart disease. Or at least fend it off for a few years. But is it the specific diet that does your body good? I think it’s characteristics both diets share that do the magic.

Have you seen the new TV commercial from McDonald’s? The one about the premiere of their ‘new’ Chicken McNuggets? The ones with no artificial preservatives? McDonald’s says it’s about what’s best for our kids. Dieticians say a McNugget is a McNugget, is a salty, fried McNugget…