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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 04:50 PM   #91
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A lot of tomatoes have been genetically engineered - and have some of the genes that form bones in fish in order to give them a greater shelf life. You can tell those ones because they have a hard core that is kind of splintery.
uhHmmm ...and we share 40% of our genetic code with lettuce. What part of us is green and crunchy?
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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 05:14 PM   #92
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uhHmmm ...and we share 40% of our genetic code with lettuce. What part of us is green and crunchy?
I really do not want to speculate. The Hammer is filled with people that have lettuce for brains...
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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 05:38 PM   #93
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Playbox cookies (by Peek Freans if I remember correctly...). These were small hard cookies with a thin coating of hard sugar icing on one side. They came in at least three shapes - circular, square, hexagonal etc. The icing was brightly coloured with a little musical instrument such as a trumpet or drum imprinted in a contrasting coloured bit of icing. They were my absolute favourite cookies...

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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 05:52 PM   #94
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The Doug: My wife still talks fondly of Playbox cookies. Also the original Sun Wheat cookies which contained actual ground up bone for calcium.
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Old Aug 8th, 2008, 07:28 PM   #95
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Anyone remember Woman's Bakeries??

They had Scotch pies to die for.

Sad to see them crushed by more major players.
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Old Aug 10th, 2008, 01:32 PM   #96
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We used to have one called Simon's in The Hammer which was excellent - but they passed away many years ago.

The local college used to have an excellent cafeteria, and many of the staff were placements from the college's own restaurant program. Good food at a good price, and they would stay open late for the night school students, which was great because I didn't have time to stop for supper on the way in from work. But they scrapped the program some years ago, and now it is all of the regular fast food garbage that is everywhere. Good, nutritious, tasty foods are extinct on campus these days - it's now all about fats and salts.
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Old Aug 10th, 2008, 01:38 PM   #97
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Anyone remember Woman's Bakeries??
A few years ago, they were putting up new signs somewhere on the Danforth in Toronto and one of the old Woman's Bakery signs was still in place behind the one they were taking off. Good stuff they used to make.

At Tom's Dairy Freeze out in the west end of Toronto they still call a strawberry sundae made with chocolate ice cream a "June Bride."
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Yep, been in that very store.

We lived just South of The Danforth, just East of Greenwood Ave.

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Old Aug 10th, 2008, 02:20 PM   #99
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I'm actually optimistic that, given the skyrocketing cost of fuel, we're going to see a resurgence of local products in our markets.

If we could only get the tax laws that allow corporations to write off transportation costs, this would happen a lot faster and a lot more significantly. It always pains me to find apples from New Zealand are cheaper than locally grown apples in my grocery store. I buy the local ones anyway.

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Why shouldn't they write off the cost of transporting their goods? It's just another input cost. How would that change the price of apples coming in from New Zealand anyway?
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