The groceries shrinking and getting more expensive in 2022

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Need-to-know Shoppers are being advised to watch out for products getting smaller CHOICE has uncovered new examples of ‘shrinkflation’, where companies shrink their products but charge the same price or sometimes more Manufacturers claim they’re just trying to keep their goods affordable in the face of rising production costs Shoppers are being warned by consumer … Read more

Hee-haw! Off to the donkey sanctuary we go

Hee-haw!  Off to the donkey sanctuary we go

Donkeys are misunderstood creatures often characterized as stubborn, stupid and strong. In reality they are intelligent and analytical, says Lesley Bayne, executive director of the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada. “We say you tell a horse, you ask a donkey and you negotiate with a mule,” Bayne said to describe the differences in their personalities. The … Read more

Woman put on life support after her dog head-butted her

Woman put on life support after her dog head-butted her

A Chicago dog owner was put on life support after her overexcited pet head-butted her in the chin and led to an injury that required serious medical attention. Erin Stevenson, 41, shared a Facebook post that regaled how back in January, she and her Staffordshire Bull Terrier, named Skyy, had been engaging in an otherwise … Read more

A Chef Who Offered Chinese Food in Spanish

A Chef Who Offered Chinese Food in Spanish

One late afternoon not long ago, I headed downtown to Hop Woo, a restaurant that has been a fixture in Los Angeles’s Chinatown for twenty-nine years. The pandemic has been hard on Chinatown. The streets, which used to teem with tourists and neighborhood folks, were empty, with a stillness that felt like being underwater. A … Read more

Ian McNulty: Indian restaurant Tava shows the fun of modern fusion, depth of tradition | Where NOLA Eats

Ian McNulty: Indian restaurant Tava shows the fun of modern fusion, depth of tradition |  Where NOLA Eats

Dosa starts with a dollop of fermented rice and lentil batter, transformed by a piping-hot griddle into a crepe-like creation. It’s by turns lacy, pancake-puffy and toasty warm. You pull it apart to dip, dredge and fold to carry vegetables, chutney and meat. No two bites seem precisely the same. Dosa is at the center … Read more