Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Preservatives

Starting where I left off yesterday in the Learning Centre, these shelves of preserved foods caught my eye.


There were also mock set-ups you would see in market places, bakeries, and other food shops.


The theme of food preservation carried on, with modern techniques examined in panels and items- freezing, freeze-dried food, and even irradiation.


Heading upstairs to the second floor, I passed by this painting of a cow.

30 comments:

  1. Those preserves caught my eye. I remember my grandmother's basement on her Minnesota farm was filled with shelves of items she's preserved ... a lot of jams and jellies for sure. Love that cow! Moo!

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  2. That's a very sad looking cow. I have never tried to preserve food, I suppose because I am fortunate to liveina world where food is readily available.

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  3. I think I can see guerkins on the shelf. Yummy...

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  4. A few of your photos remind me of my late grandmother's pantry shelf, filled with veggies and fruits she had preserved. I like the cow art.

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  5. I think we could all learn something at the Learning Center. I have never canned food...although my great grandmother certainly did.

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  6. ...the first shot looks like an Amish home!

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  7. I love August and September. Time for preserving!

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  8. @Lowell: my mother tended to make a lot of jam.

    @Fun60: I thought it was a rather cute looking cow.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Klara: I'll have to look up what those are.

    @Mildred: I did too.

    @Janey: I don't know if my grandparents did.

    @Tom: it would!

    @Marie: a busy time of year.

    @Gunn: indeed!

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  9. I love the bilingualism of your city, even in signs.

    Janis
    GDP

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  10. Food preservation...a crucial part of survival. Each group has it's own tradition and method of food preservation.

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  11. When I was growing up in Illinois, my grandmother's pantry looked a lot like that first photo. She canned all kinds of fruits and vegetables.

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  12. Such fun exhibit! I'm sure I can learn a lot from this :-)
    Love the painting of cute cow!

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  13. So many shelves with preserved food, I wonder if the food is there to be eaten?

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  14. A surprising finale with that cow, William !

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  15. Sweet cow, Interesting looks at the past

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  16. That must be a great place for school trips - so much info for the kids!

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  17. @Janis: we've got bilingualism everywhere.

    @Red: that's true.

    @Sharon: and some still do!

    @Tamago: so do I.

    @Marleen: I think that the jars contain mock ups, though I could be wrong. There was, however, something upstairs that was meant to be eaten, which I'll show tomorrow.

    @Karl: I figured it was good to end there!

    @Cloudia: thank you!

    @RedPat: I imagine this place is busy throughout the school year with field trips.

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  18. This looks like a fascinating place -- and I love the cow!

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  19. You find the most intriguing and informative places!

    Namaste,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  20. I've already mentioned all the things Mama canned. I won't bore you again.

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  21. @Jeanie: it is!

    @Carol: I've enjoyed visiting this place and showing it here.

    @Jan: I do as well.

    @Whisk: it is indeed.

    @Mari: she'd have recognized a lot of this.

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  22. as a kid my mom would do a lot of canning ...we did have a garden then too .. i really miss those days so so much. the fresh yummies. ( :

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  23. I love the cow. They have such sweet faces.

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  24. Yes, those shelves of preserved foods certainly caught my eye too!
    I just love that cow!

    All the best Jan

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  25. That really does look old-fashioned. It takes me back to downtown Toronto, back in the day.

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