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OLD IDEAS ARE FINDING NEW LIFE IN OUR MODERN WORLD What’s old is new again – it’s an adage that many Canadians now know as they have either rediscovered, or learned for the first time, the value and pleasure that comes from making goods and products with their own hands. Crafters, artisans and average citizens have helped to preserve many vanishing art forms that once were common in pioneer Canada. As therapy, as hobbies, and in some cases as homebased businesses, a myriad of different products and practices have been saved from creative extinction thanks to the dedicated effort of crafters from coast to coast to coast. Basket weaving, for example, has now found a fascinated audience. Using fibers as diverse as reeds, grasses and even synthetic materials, artists are producing beautiful and practical items that could include everything from simple baskets, to mats, art pieces and even furniture. Another resurrected Canadian craft is candle-making. What was once a farmhouse necessity is today a creative and often lucrative hobby or business. Working with everything from paraffin and beeswax to such exotics as gels and even soy, home-made candles bring light, warmth and aroma into a home. Ceramic enthusiasts have once again discovered the potter’s wheel and the joy of shaping wet clay into something that could potentially last for centuries. Ceramic societies have sprung up, and college level courses are regularly taught to provide knowledge and inspiration to those with a yearning to create. " WHEN A TRADITION GATHERS ENOUGH STRENGTH TO GO ON FOR CENTURIES, YOU DON’T JUST TURN IT OFF ONE DAY.” -Chinua Achebe
Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet and critic who is regarded as the dominant figure of modern African literature. His first novel and magnum opus, ‘Things Fall Apart’ (1958), occupies a pivotal place in African literature and remains the most widely studied, translated and read African novel.
MEATLOAF: THE PERFECT COMFORT FOOD MEATLOAF INGREDIENTS: 2 lbs lean ground beef 1 med. onion, finely chopped 2 large eggs 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 tbsp ketchup 3 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped 3/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs 1/3 cup milk 1½ tsp salt, or to taste 1½ tsp Italian seasoning ¼ tsp ground black pepper ½ tsp ground paprika GLAZE INGREDIENTS: 3/4 cup ketchup 1½ tsp white vinegar 2½ tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp garlic powder ½ tsp onion powder ¼ tsp ground black pepper ¼ tsp salt DIRECTIONS: 1. Line a 9”x5” loaf pan with parchment paper and preheat oven to 375˚F. 2. In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients for the meatloaf. Mix well to combine. 3. Add meat to the loaf pan, gently press meat down and shape evenly and bake meatloaf at 375˚F for 40 minutes. 4. In a small bowl, mix all of the ingredients together for the sauce. Spread the sauce over meatloaf then return to oven and bake an additional 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature is 160˚F. Rest meatloaf 10 minutes before slicing. Drizzle with baking juices from the pan.
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