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A good way to minimize food waste this Christmas is concentrating on a few family favourites that always go over well.

Cut food waste this holiday season

Prairie Fare: The first step is minimizing leftovers with proper planning and meal preparation

As I peered in our refrigerator the other day, I noticed some small containers with dabs of leftovers that had just reached their “time to toss” phase. I always feel guilty when we throw away food in our home. To help use any extra servings, I eat left­overs almost every day at work. Unfortunately, sometimes


CHICKPEA AND CRANBERRY COUSCOUS SALAD 2-1/2 c. chicken stock 1/2 tsp. turmeric 1/2 tsp. ginger 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 2 c. couscous 1 c. dried cranberries 1 medium zucchini, diced 2 carrots, peeled and diced 3 green onions, chopped 2 c. cooked chickpeas (or 1 19-oz./540-ml can) drained and rinsed 1/4 c. canola oil, divided 1/4

RECIPE SWAP – for Nov. 20, 2008

SEND RECIPES OR RECIPE REQUESTS TO: Manitoba Co-operator Recipe Swap Box 1794, Carman, Man. R0G 0J0 or e-mail [email protected] Barb Gyselinck, a longtime reader of the Co-operator, writes that she loves to share and collect recipes. She has kindly sent us several wonderful recipes to get the swap going. These are comfort foods perfect for

Growing cranberries in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island

“Another advantage of a producers’ co-op is (farm) size is not relevant.” – GEORGE HAMILTON COURTENAY, B. C. Cranberries, known for their tart, sour taste, have been nothing but sweet for growers George and Geraldine Hamilton. The Hamiltons, along with two of their three sons, Jeff and Neal, produce about two million pounds of the