Tastes Like Home

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.

Sweet balls of coconut laddoo

Tastes like home

Hi Everyone, While Phagwah is all about savoury snacking, Diwali is about sweet meats – sweet snacks and desserts. This sweet-laden festival brings out the sugar lovers in full force with offerings of Gulab Jamoon, Burfi/Barfi, Sweet Rice (Kheer), Peera and a host of other snacks including Laddoo.