By: Jason Eaton, P.H.Ec.
So it's Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday or better yet Pancake Tuesday and in keeping with the day I made a couple batches of pancakes. You could go out and pick a box of Aunt Jemima up at the store but pancakes are so simple to make from scratch. Here is my favourite pancake recipe I learned in kindergarten class and has been my go to recipe ever since.
1 1/4 cup (300 mL) milk
1 1/4 cup (300 mL) flour
1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar
2 tbsp (30 mL) oil
1 tbsp (15 mL) baking powder
Add all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Whisk until evenly blended and you’re done. It's that easy. This recipe should yield around 8 dollar sized pancakes or 3 ginormous, almost fill the whole fry pan, sized pancakes. Simply double or triple the batch to double or triple the yield.
I like to fry my pancakes in a well buttered frying pan. Margarine will not do as the melted butter adds to the taste of the finished product. The pancakes will start to bubble. The outer edges will start to pop first and you might be tempted to flip the pancake. Do not flip, wait for a few bubbles towards the center of the pancake to form and pop before you give it a flip.
Now the other side is a little harder to judge but if you make your pancakes slightly thicker you will see the batter cooking at the edge of the pancake. The crispy toasted-ness shown above was the desired finish I was trying to achieve and also recommend.
I topped the finished pancake with a sliver or two of butter and then drowned the pancake in real maple syrup = yum, yum. The best thing about this recipe is the versatility it offers. Want chocolate chip pancakes? Toss some chocolate chips on top of the batter after you pour it into the frying pan. Want buttermilk pancakes? Substitute butter milk rather than regular milk. Want blueberry pancakes? Add blue berries directly into the batter. The possibilities are endless. Happy Fat Tuesday, after 3 of these buttery pancakes I felt slightly heavier.
Doris Badir, P.H.Ec., was a Canadian Home Economist highly respected throughout the world. She was a leader within the Home Economics profession, serving as president of both the Canadian Home Economics Association (1976-78) and the International Federation for Home Economics (1988-92). As part of her work with IFHE, she was instrumental in influencing the United Nations to declare 1994 as the International Year of the Family. In academia, she served as Dean of the Faculty of Home Economics at the University of Alberta; following her term as Dean, she was an Advisor to the President on equity issues until her retirement in 1990. For her international leadership in home economics, she was awarded honorary doctorate degrees by the Universities of Alberta, Manitoba and Helsinki. Doris passed away in June, 2011, at the age of 87.The Doris Badir Award in Home Economics/Human Ecology Leadership was initiated by Betty Crown, Dianne Kieren, and Marie Slusar in cooperation with the Alberta Human Ecology and Home Economics Association to honour Prof. Doris Badir.
Aim of the Award:
To support projects that will lead to having a larger cohort of leaders within the human ecology/home economics profession.
Examples of Eligible Projects (not limited to these):
Terms of Reference:
1. A maximum amount of $1,000 will be disbursed during any one fiscal year. More than one grant of lesser value may be awarded.
2. Applications must include all the information requested on the application form.
Deadline for applications is February 28. The committee will consider requests for application extensions. Please use the General Application Form found here.
A report and copies of original receipts will be due at the completion of the project; any unused funds must be returned to the Fund.
To provide support for this award to continue, you may consider sending a cheque to the Canadian Home Economics Foundation, a registered charity. Mail to the address below, specifying it be designated to the Leadership Development Award. A tax receipt for a gift of $20 or more will be sent to you.
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By: Rebecca Horne, MSc., P.H.Ec.
Rebecca received her MSc in Family Sciences from the University of Alberta in 2017 and is currently a PhD student in Psychology at the University of Toronto. Her broad area of research is on romantic relationships and the individual, relational, and contextual factors that contribute to satisfying intimate ties and lasting love. Under this general area of interest, she is currently exploring how making sacrifices for an intimate partner (e.g., relocating for a partner’s job) impacts relationship functioning and how gender dynamics shape couple processes.
At a ceremony held Dec. 19, 2017 in Nepean, Ellie Topp, P.H.Ec. received a Canada 150 Medal along with 50 other deserving individuals including her husband Clarke and her most recent co-author Marilyn Booth, retried RD. “Each of us walked across the stage to receive the medal from our MP Chandra Arya while a short summary of our activities was read aloud” recounts Ellie modestly.
Medals were awarded in each riding to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional service to their immediate community. Ellie was nominated for her outstanding dedication on the NROCRC Board and for her devoted work as a Professional Home Economist.
By: Rosemarie Superville, P.H.Ec.
Excerpted from Homegrown, by Mairlyn Smith. Reprinted with permission of Whitecap Books, 2015.
"When I was growing up in Trinidad, my Mom served a lentil stew as a side dish that was a family favourite. I had no idea then how versatile and nutritious lentils were or that they grew in Canada. Now I have my own signature lentil dish that I prepare quite regularly in the early fall; it's especially great at barbeques."-Rosemarie
Photo by Shauna Lindzon, RD of shaunalindzon.com
Raising the Salad Bar: Together bringing more healthy, local foods into British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador Schools.
Originally posted HERE on Farm to Cafeteria Canada
MIRABELLI, Alan 1948 - 2017 Ottawa, Ontario
Alan arrived in Canada, the country he loved, as a young child with his parents Robert and Lisette and his sister Marilyn (Toronto), following a short time in the U.K. where he lived with his family after fleeing Egypt as refugees of war.
By: Helen Lammers-Helps. Originally posted on: thecountryguide
A thoughtful apology can rebuild trust. A poor one just makes matters worse..
By: Brittaney Berendsen, RD., P.H.Ec.
The Ontario Home Economics Association, a self-regulating body of professional Home Economists, promotes high professional standards among its members so that they may assist families and individuals to achieve and maintain a desirable quality of life.