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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 25,000 of that number exist. You owe it to your family to help revive these numbers, and in the process eat so much better and cheaper!

I think it's shameful the way Pepsico and Quaker foods have ran not walked to cover their perverbial asses concerning the Uncle Bens rice trademark, and also Aunt Jemima Pancake mix and Aunt Jemima Syrup trademarks. Uncle Bens was named after a Texas rice farmer, the gentalman whos photo graced the Uncle Bens package was Frank Brown the head waiter at a Chicago resturant where the original co-founders came up with the idea.
When a person uses their notoriety for good, I say YES! The world knew her as "Aunt Jemima," but her given name was Nancy Green and she was a true American success story. She was born a slave in 1834 Montgomery County, KY... and became a wealthy superstar in the advertising world, as its first living trademark. Green was 56-yrs old when she was selected as spokesperson for a new ready-mixed, self-rising pancake flour and made her debut in 1893 at a fair and exposition in Chicago. She demonstrated the pancake mix and served thousands of pancakes... and became an immediate star. She was a good storyteller, her personality was warm and appealing, and her showmanship was exceptional. Her exhibition booth drew so many people that special security personnel were assigned to keep the crowds moving. Nancy Green was signed to a lifetime contract, traveled on promotional tours all over the country, and was extremely well paid. Her financial freedom and stature as a national spokesperson enabled her to become a leading advocate against poverty and in favor of equal rights for folks in Chicago. She maintained her job until her death in 1923, at age 89. Nancy Green was a remarkable woman... and has just been ERASED by politically correct bedwetters. Know your history this woman should be celebrated and not deleted! * Copied

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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