PF Weekly grab a brew #34: Partially stuffed double stuf Oreo cookies?

Double Stuffed Means Double Stuffed What do you mean you partially stuffed my double stuf Oreo? I’m always on the lookout for something fun to read on the weekend or at least that makes me smile and for some reason this did. I’ve talked about how packaging for products have shrunk over the years yet the price keeps going up but not whether product is what it says it is. Most times the consumer fails to notice that the weight or amount of items in a package has decreased unless they pay special attention to detail and know their prices.   A consumer math class teacher Dan Anderson set out to teach his students who struggle with numbers about Oreo cookie stuffing and to find out if they are really double stuffed. The calculations run by Anderson and his students returned a measurement of only 1.86 times the crème filling of the original Oreo cookie which you see below in the photo. Considering he’s a math teacher I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and say that he knows how to read and work a scale. The funny part was when it says that maybe that’s why they named it […]

PF Weekly grab a brew #32: Catch me if you can

I’m A Qualified Professional Now Open Wide Catch me if you can, another Frank Abagnale Jr was on the loose and he was just showing Canada how easy it is to be whoever we want to be. Ya, that was a true story that film and why not, if people can get away with something they will do it. Geesh, I don’t think that was what the motivational aspect behind the sayings ‘be all you can be’ or ‘you can do whatever you want if you put your mind to it’ was meant for. Caught you I was a little more than shocked when I read about an underground dentist who goes under the name of Dr. David Wu (not his real name) in B.C who has provided dentistry services to patients in an apartment for many years. This guy has NO, and I repeat NO training as a dentist, whatsoever in Canada. That means that no dentistry schools in Canada have ever seen this guy let alone have them in their data base as a medical professional. Seriously, if you are gripping the bottom of your seat I know what you’re going through. It’s bad enough when I have […]

Greek yogurt stuffed cherry berry smoothie

Healthy Smoothie Recipe With A Burst Of Fruit    I know what you are thinking, who stuffs a smoothie with Greek yogurt? I know because I had the same thought, until I tried it. Smoothies are a great way to cool down in the summer time whether you are with friends or simply enjoying a nice afternoon by yourself. Typically my smoothie is made up of fruits and sometimes vegetables but today I’ve used raspberries from the garden, organic cherries and bananas to bring this cherry berry smoothie creation to life. I wanted a healthy smoothie recipe that I could use the flax seeds that we got for free with the scanning code of practice (thanks Zehrs) since that is originally why we went looking for it. Our friends add the healthy flax to their breakfast smoothies to create a flax smoothie with cucumbers, kale and yogurt (no I’ve never tried that before). You don’t even taste the flax, in fact I added flax to my chickpea coconut chocolate chip cookies as well and we had no idea it was in there. Frozen fruit smoothie I often serve a smoothie that I make with a straw and a spoon as […]

PF Weekly Grab a brew #30 : Handling a product concern responsibly

We All Make Mistakes Someone messed with the chicken breasts at Safeway in Phoenix, Arizona and it’s causing a big stir on the web. I don’t shop at Safeway since we don’t have that grocery store in Ontario but if I had a product concern at any store the first thing I would do would be to bring it to the attention of a store clerk or manager. I can’t believe how so many people are taking to social media as their first line of defense when they are not happy about something but before they contact the appropriate people in a responsible manner. As consumers we expect excellent customer service but we should also do our part to help out if we see a problem, at least that’s what we do. We all make mistakes and when I read how one Twitter user named Lindsey tweeted a photo of chicken breasts with a chicken foot clearly in view to say,“Does this look like chicken breast to you? I’m vomiting” in a tweet to Safeway,  I was a bit stunned. It really made me stop and wonder if we are going to corrupt ourselves and society with everything we’ve got […]

Cherry ricotta cheese turnovers with marshmallow cream

Organic Cherries Fresh From The Tree These cherry ricotta cheese turnovers are so good you will wonder what took you so long to swap out the cream cheese for ricotta cheese. The flavoured ricotta cheese in this recipe makes the filling so creamy and the texture blends well with the sweetness of the organic cherries. I created an easy cherry pie filling with the abundance of cherries we had in our house fresh from the tree. I’m sure there are many turnover recipes out there but nothing like this cherry turnover that is stuffed full of ricotta goodness. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make with the cherry pie filling but I wanted to make something more spectacular than a cherry pie or a cherry tart recipe. If you have cherries in your house and you want to make easy turnovers, this is the recipe for you. Don’t be boring, be fun in the kitchen and experiment. Even if it fails, oh well that’s the way we learn, or at least I learn. The longest part of the entire recipe was making the marshmallow cream (which I had from making Twinkies) and pitting the cherries. If you don’t want […]

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