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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

On board the DC-3 is an instrument similar to one on NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) space satellite launched in 2015.

NASA conducting aerial soil moisture data collection over south-central Manitoba

The NASA aircraft carries a radiometer instrument similar to the one on board 
the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite launched in 2015

The U.S. space program is taking to the skies again in southern Manitoba this summer. They’ll be using a Second World War-era DC-3 airplane to make multiple early-morning north-south passes over farm fields around Elm Creek, Carman and Roland later this summer. It’s all part of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) flight


Foods that help you take care of your eyes

Prairie Fare: Asian-Style Cobb Salad and Avocado Egg Cups

Mom, I’ll help you,” my 11-year-old daughter said. I think I detected a smirk on her face. “No, I can do it,” I replied with a bit of determination in my voice. “No, really, I can do it for you,” my daughter persisted. She definitely had a smirk on her face this time. I squinted,

Popcorn makers could face long, expensive road to lose trans fats

Microwave popcorn makers could face a long and difficult task ridding their snacks of trans fats, if a U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposal to ban the additives goes into effect. Just ask Orville Redenbacher. Redenbacher’s, a division of ConAgra Foods Inc., spent six years changing its leading line of popcorn, company scientists said Nov.

Food safety for older adults

Health Canada is reminding Canadians of the importance of food safety for older adults. As we age, it becomes harder for our immune systems to fight off harmful bacteria. This means that older adults can come down with a serious illness if they eat contaminated food. For this reason, it is very important for older




Study confirms Arctic sea ice collapse

Well, Arctic sea ice made the headlines again this week, as a new study has confirmed what some climate models have been predicting about the amount of it. When you hear discussions about summer melt season ice loss in the Arctic, they are talking about ice extent — that is, how much the surface area



Clean as you go

I admit it. I’m kind of a messy cook, but, in my defence, I can prepare food pretty quickly. But with my dark-coloured countertops, flour, sugar and other light-coloured ingredients show up much too well. Fingerprints magically appear on the stainless steel fridge and splatters of food materialize on the walls of the microwave. Everyone