Our friends at the Manitoba Canola Growers shared the following article on their Be Well blog featuring Ontario Home Economics Association President Joan Ttooulias, P.H.Ec., and her family recipe for Hot Cross Buns.
One a penny, two a penny, Hot Cross Buns
For years on Good Friday I have always made Hot Cross Buns, first helping my Mother when in England and then keeping up the tradition when I moved to Canada with my own family.
By: Mairlyn Smith, P.H.Ec.
Maybe it’s because our plates are getting bigger. Maybe it’s because we are inundated with food images on TV. Sadly, maybe it’s because mandatory Home Economics classes have gone the way of the dinosaur. Whatever the reason, the bottom-line is – our portion sizes are getting bigger and so are our personal bottom-lines.
Research supports that as Canadians have gained weight, the health of our nation has suffered. Heart disease and Type II diabetes have had a huge upswing, matching the upswing on our bathroom scales. There is no simple answer. However, there is a resounding plea from Canadian healthcare practitioners to control the mindless quantities of food we pile onto our dinner plates.
Before you add another cup of pasta to your plate know that size really does matter – especially portion size.
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.