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In 1995 we launched our first recipe website, it was very basic with half a dozen downloads available and ten or so pages of information. Well it's been almost two decades with ten million visitors and we're still here free to use. In August of 2008 we launched Foodforu.ca which has allowed us to move into other areas of interest.

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, rather than the alternative. We hope that you enjoy your visit and return often.







Starting shortly we will be adding a new twist, we will be putting our own unique spin on both the state of the world and about things here at home in Canada. So now we won't just be providing taste tempting recipes for you, but food for thought as well. I thought I'd test the water so to speak, please checkout the story below.




I find Health Canada’s restrictive nature to be incomprehensible where a small business in Manitoba is concerned. Aurora Farms has been forced to discontinue production and sales of a very popular bug spray called Manitoba Mist by Health Canada.

A Health Canada representative suggested that the process of registering her bug spray as a pesticide will cost upward of $180,000. The initial PMRA (Pest Management Regulatory Agency) Pre-submission Consultation Request can take up to 16 weeks. “Manitoba Mist has been an excellent product to complement our other natural care products and contributed a significant revenue stream.

It’s unfair for Health Canada to make its registration process so lengthy and expensive.” Louise May, Aurora Farm.

For many families who don`t want to subject their children to Deet based products this was a wonderful alternative which works. Many who purchase Manitoba Mist either from Aurora Farms directly, or at a local Farmers’ Market are disappointed by the decision by Health Canada.

Unfortunately Aurora Farms won’t be putting the resources into fighting the Health Canada ruling. Instead Louise May of Aurora Farms will be posting her recipe for this natural product online. All the natural ingredients can be purchased at my farm store and over-the-counter at most natural food and health stores” Louise May, Aurora Farm.

See The Manitoba Mist Recipe below.
References:

http://aurorafarm.ca/recipes/

Health Canada – Pest Management Regulatory Agency:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/registrant-titulaire/index-eng.php

Telephone: 613-736-3799



Manitoba Mist

1C Water
1C Witch Hazel
˝ C Vegetable Glycerin
1Tbsp Soybean Oil

1/2 Tbsp each organic essential oil: Citronella, Rosemary, Eucalyptus, Tee Tree, Lavender, and Lemongrass

Directions:

Blend water + witch hazel.
Blend glycerin, soybean oil and essential oils.
Pour oil mixture into bottles then fill bottles with water/witch hazel mix




Kale the new lettuce? Curly Kale is probably the most recognizable kale sold in your local grocery store. It is usually bright or dark green or even purple in color, it has tight ruffled leaves and fibrous stalks that can be difficult to chop, but easy to tear if fresh. It has a noticeable pungent flavor with peppery and bitter qualities, so seek out younger looking leaves for less bitterness.

Kale is a green, leafy vegetable from the same family as cabbage and Brussels sprouts, but it is much more versatile. It is also known as borecole, and is closely related to other vegetables such as collard greens, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables. It is a part of the Brassica genus family. It usually has dark green, light green, and/or purple and broad leaves that usually grow together in bunches. Although there are various types of kale including curly leaf or ornamental kale, they are all edible. Although extremely healthy and high in many nutrients from calcium to Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Vitamin A.

Kale has primarily stood out among nutritionists as an anti-cancer food due to the high amounts of organosulfur compounds it contains. Food and health scientists believe that these important compounds fuel the body to detox carcinogenic substances in the body, thus warding off certain types of cancer. Kale is also packed with additional nutrients, such as vitamins A, C, E, and B, as well as manganese, copper, calcium, and iron.
Additionally, since kale is a relatively fat-free and low-calorie food, it is a great addition to any healthy diet.


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. Using a potato and salt (I recommend coarse kosher salt) Old rusty 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 reviews@foodforu.ca 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.




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