Farming in Colombia so near the equator sheds a whole new meaning on the cliché, “early to bed, early to rise.” The sun sets around 5:40 and rises 12 hours later, give or take a few minutes. I cannot recall the last time I was asleep by 7:30 p.m., let alone night after night. I’m here working as a volunteer.
After Edmonton Food Bank’s shocking realization that some clients didn’t know how to use the staple ingredients in their food hampers, the organization teamed up with Shaw TV Edmonton.
The result was Cook it Simple, a show hosted by chef Stanley Townsend, who was chair of NAIT’s culinary arts program for 25 years. The show’s purpose is to inspire Edmontonians to cook delicious and healthy food on a limited budget.
Buying a bird
Buy a utility-grade turkey (slightly damaged during processing) as they’re usually cheaper. Estimate one pound raw turkey per person.
Fried chicken isn’t economical, but it is quick.| Pixabay
Prices of groceries can variety greatly from store to store and week to week depending on sales. Here are some price comparisons and tips to help you in your search for affordable food.
TIP: Stock your pantry with pasta, canned tomatoes, onions, garlic, chickpeas, canned fish, rice, and bread.
TIP: Check out a cookbook from the library. There’s plenty to choose from.
TIP: Shop at Asian or Latin grocery stores. They often have good prices and ingredients with plenty of flavour for low-cost.