Food

I grew mine in aisle three

“No grandpa, I can’t eat this apple! There’s a worm in it.” “Let me tell you something. If the worm doesn’t want the apple, neither do I.” Once upon a time, our ancestors planted seeds, tended to their gardens, and when they were hungry, they picked their own food. What is our definition of “organic”?…

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Cultivating culture while cruising Europe

Recently, I presented papers at the Sixteenth Century Studies Society’s conference in Belgium, and the British Shakespeare Association’s (BSA) Conference in England. My working vacation lasted a wonderful four weeks, across six countries. First, I presented my paper in Bruges, Belgium. Although most conferences take place in one building, this conference – more than 1000…

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Meatloaf!

This meatloaf tastes great and is a welcome break from the boiled or stewed dinners that frugal student living so often necessitates. It is also about half the price of the pre-cooked sandwich meat sold in grocery stores without the added preservatives or artificial ingredients.   Ingredients 1lb ground pork or turkey 1/3 cup finely…

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Generate income through household production

In economic terms, household production refers to the daily household activities such as vacuuming or washing dishes which are performed outside of the market-based economy and are not counted in standard measures of national economic output. However, these activities also contribute to household income through the “well-being” they provide—a term used to refer to the…

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Make Money, Bake Bread

Baking bread is easy. This basic bread recipe takes 10 minutes of actual work. The rest of the time is spent waiting for the bread to rise or bake in the oven. A loaf of bread costs $3.50 or more to buy. Making this recipe costs about $1, a savings of $2.50. 6 loaves of…

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Never leave your house again

The best way to warm up during these cold, snowy days: hot chocolate. Luckily, I have some killer recipes so you don’t even need to leave your home on those bone chilling days! Remember: the quality of chocolate determines the quality of the hot chocolate, so don’t skimp out on this! If you look at…

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How to deal: too many chicks

Stocks are like culinary building blocks. Soups, stews, gravies, sauces, rice, polenta, beans, and vegetables can all be cooked in stock for enhanced flavour and nutrition. Stocks capture nutrition that would otherwise be wasted and produce useful by-products, such as meat and fat. In this recipe, I produce white chicken stock and use the leftover…

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Is it more expensive to eat local?

It is often remarked by critics that eating local is nice, but too expensive for most people to enjoy. It is even portrayed as elitist, an indulgence limited for the select few. Is local produce more expensive than the conventional large-scale multinational alternative? No. Indeed, the opposite is true. My investigation reveals that local produce…

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Winter Salads

Want a fresh salad made from local ingredients in the middle of winter? No Problem! Here are some winter salads to help keep you healthy ‘til spring.   Cabbage Salad Ingredients 1 cup green cabbage, shredded 2 tsp lemon juice 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil ½ tsp dried mint Salt & pepper to taste…

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