Author Archive | Mary Leah de Zwart

Decolonizing the  Foods Lab

Decolonizing the  Foods Lab: Is Monkey Bread[1] a Racist Term? Guest Blog by Madeline Wong, Home Economics Teacher, Surrey School District My students were not alone in asking the question, “Why is M***** Bread called M***** Bread?”. With two new Food Studies 12 classes for Semester 2, we were just in time to celebrate Black History […]

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Garden Seeds

  I’m thinking about garden seeds. Last year (2021) I set out to grow vegetables that might have been grown in a Hudson Bay Company post garden at the 53rd/54th parallel and above.  The growing season in Edmonton and area is short and intense, around 100 – 120 frost-free days (or less) between May 15 […]

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Depression Recipes

Depression Recipes A recent request on the Culinary Historians of Canada facebook page for Depression-era  recipes inspired me to write this post about thrifty foods of Western Canada (and possibly other parts of Canada as well), during the Great Depression of the “Dirty Thirties” (as my mother called the  years between 1929 and 1939). Some […]

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