Tastes Like Home

Hot Fluffy Rice

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Hi Everyone, Taken for granted though indispensable for many meals, plainly cooked-rice is content and secure in its supportive role. Although rarely viewed as an equal contributor to a meal – because of its physical appearance or taste – many stews, curries, sauces, gravies and cooked vegetables would become like people that get all dressed up to go to parties but never get asked to dance.

The Cost of Food

Tastes like home

Hi Everyone, Fact: food is expensive. Fact: we are spending more and getting very little for the dollar. Fact: smaller quantities and higher prices mean we have to buy larger amounts of food to feed our families and ourselves.

The spice in my rice

Cardamom-Saffron Rice (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Hi Everyone, With the holidays looming large, everyone is looking to spice things up – literally and figuratively. The powerful spice trio of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg has the path cleared for them as they head directly to many holiday favourites – beverages, meats, cakes and cookies.