Organic or Processed Junk?

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These days, everyone knows that we should be eating more organic produce and more unprocessed food. But is it a black and white issue? What happens when you have limited funds? Too often, I’ve heard the argument that those on a tight budget must make a choice between “a tiny amount of organic produce” and […]

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Sugar Pie – French Canadian cooking

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The mister’s family is French Canadian, and one of the most amazing things he introduced me to was Sugar Pie. It is easy to make, or at least it was once I deciphered my father-in-law’s directions. Our first attempt was a disaster! The first attempt at making this was from a list of ingredients, in […]

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Cooking From Food Storage: Rosy Meat

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There are times when you plan carefully, making sure you have a menu plan and you know exactly what you are going to do. And then, as the poet says, “the best laid plans of mice and men gang oft astray.” That’s when you find yourself looking at the clock, wondering how dinner time could […]

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Homemade Cranberry and Fruit Sauce

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Cranberry Sauce. Love it or hate, you probably grew up eating it from a tin can and it really was the stuff of jokes. It started, of course, with that schluuurrrrp sound as the cylindrical blob can sliding out of the can.  Homemade cranberry sauce isn’t like that. Well, it could be, but it doesn’t […]

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Prevent Food Waste by Giving It to the Poor?

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Most of us are aware that food waste is an enormous problem in North America. It’s amazing how much food is wasted each year, and everything we can do to minimize that is good. There’s a common piece of stockpiling advice that I have seen in many places: Regularly go through the food in your […]

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