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    L'aile ou La Cuisse, Coluche & De Funes, by Claude Zidi.

    I wonder if you can find it - or if it has ever been translated - chez toi ?
    Found it on Wikipedia.......I'll look into it further tonight on Youtube if I can find it. Bon appetite !
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    I know if Auntie Jimbo were here ... she clobber big Agro and set things right with some home cookin. Good ol Auntie Jimbo !
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    In Australia too, it is cheaper to buy fresh food than it is to buy pre-packaged, especially if you avoid the chain supermarkets. But pre-packaged is certainly on the rise - God Bless the global economy.

    We have a green grocer and a couple of butchers here in town so we only ever buy what we call "groceries" (flour, washing detergent, ...) from the supermarket and even then we try to use the Food CoOp as much as possible. I'm going to do a veggie patch this year to see how it goes, but to be frank veggies are cheap to buy around here and I doubt after all is said and done our veggie patch will work out much cheaper - but cheaper is not really the point for me. We have mandarine, orange, lime, and lemon trees which we get fruit off each season as well.

    We have a bore (well) that gives water that would put Evian to shame and run off tank water, so we don't have to pay for water either.

    So in the end we're pretty good. My wife bakes bread etc on weekends. I usually prepare and cook a couple of meals on the weekend that can be frozen and reheated for us through the week (we work late some days). I know we cannot translate our experiences to other countries, but for us at least just a little preparation and small extra effort saves us a tonne of money and I think enhances our life as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightblade View Post
    I know if Auntie Jimbo were here ... she clobber big Agro and set things right with some home cookin. Good ol Auntie Jimbo !
    Yes, Aunty Jimbo is a huge advocate of home cooking. At the moment she's knee-deep in pickling and preserves - her rhubarb and orange jam just won the Bushwack District Country Women's Association "Best Jam" in the over 1kg of sugar category.

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    Totally understand what you are saying Jimbo. It's sad in this day n age that we have to have "green grocers" or 'organic store" ,.....that should be the norm. I grew up on well water so I totally get and miss that too. Global economy ...oh gee it's so grand ! NOT . Well.......I guess on that wonderful note, I'm headin off to the local Mexican taco shop for some homestyle tacos ...........wonder what's in the meeeaaat ??!! BWAHAHAHAH !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Sorry my concern is not Northwestern Ontario but what happens on our prairies with regard to agriculture. Most of our wheat producing areas are definitely not 4a/4b hardiness Saskatchewan - Veseys . More like 3s and 2s if it is the same hardiness ratings you guys use. The only place I cab find that would be considered 4a would possibly be southern Alberta in the Lethbridge area Canadian Prairies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I think considering the amount of snow this year out west, how it may melt and how much rain falls it may be a late planting year. It maybe one of those years you just can get the equipment on the fields early to actually get stuff in the ground. Then again I ain't no farmer.

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    I think we are discussing two different things, I am talking home gardens

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    In my local We can grow almost anything year round,we have not Bought, lettice, garlic, beans, peas, radishes,carrots potatoes,tomatoes. limes. lemons. onions,chard,kale etc for yrs,is all very easy to grow your own.
    Till a small pce of dirt,amend it, work it,it will serve you well. Thats what god made dirt for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gssixgun View Post


    I think we are discussing two different things, I am talking home gardens
    Now that is true, I was thinking of the food supply to the grocery store chains. Yea, certainly you can jump start your own private veggy plot by green housing but the same hardiness ratings would apply I believe.

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    I used to grow most of my own food including meat. Now I just eat the poison like the rest of you :<0). It took me awhile to get used to it and I put on about 40 pounds. I am getting back to my regular fighting weight now and looking to get rural again soon. And on/off topic I am not sure but if any of you thinks this world is not run by a few top dogs you must have your head in the sand. The board of directors at each of these food corporations also sit on various other boards. Pharma, oil companies, banks, government. Just saying, not a doomsday or conspiracy guy at all. It's just become clear to me through years of observation how things really work and why. My Dad had a saying, " Don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see." Example..These big corporations are in control of your food. <<<half truth. The other half >>>>>YOU buy it.
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