Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
I don't always bake, there are just some things that I don't bake and only pre packaged will do. I plan to have strawberry shortcake over the weekend, vanilla pound cake is what I use and I always buy it!! I was at a different grocery store this week and picked up this cake.
It looks good enough from the front, I was in a hurry and just took it, I didn't look at the best before date, didn't look at the back of it or anything, I feel embarrassed that I bought this cake so blindly. First of all, if I had looked at the best before date, I probably would have put it down right then, best before - Sept. 23 - really, what does this cake have in it?
When I was putting it away at home, I finally looked at the back - this cake was made in Dubai, United Arab Emirates - now I have nothing against that country but why in heaven's name is this cake at a grocery store in Canada? I wish I had turned the cake over and saw the back, I would have seen the print at the top, looked at the ingredients and then saw where it was made - I would never have purchased it!!! The first ingredient is sugar, oh my goodness, since this grocery store is not in my town, it will be going to the garbage! I went to my local grocery store yesterday and bought a cake made in Canada!!
Sometimes we are in a rush and don't inspect these packages like we should, I thought the day I bought relish made in India, that was bad enough but this seems worse, we should be supporting our own when we can and the products are made here. By the way, I returned that relish to the store and they looked at me like I had ten heads when I said why I was returning it!!
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Yesterday I bought these two 1938 Good Housekeeping magazines off a local buy, sell and trade site many of you that read my posts regularly know that I really like to find vintage magazines.
One thing that I noticed when I was going through them last night, a lot of advertisements used cartoon captions, I'm going to share a few of those with you. Click on any pic for a closer view.
There are very few colored ads in these magazines.
If only the summer menu was this easy!!! He looks happy to be having that can of Franco American Spaghetti.
She should have used Royal Baking Powder right from the start!!