Space Food of Space Shuttle Atlantis

ChowtimesNoWord32x32This post is written upon free samples from sent us 2 packets of jerky to try. We are not paid for this post.

Last week, on November 16th, NASA launched it’s latest Space Shuttle mission.

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That mission, code named STS-129 is to send spare equipments to the International Space Station to prolong the operations of the 11-year old space research facility. STS-129 is the first of five missions needed to complete its objectives.


A few weeks ago, a food manufacturer wrote to us asking if we would like samples of one of the food that had been selected for this NASA mission. What do you think?? I know this will be interesting reading to our readers … so we said, bring them on.

Three days before Space Shuttle Atlantis lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a package landed in the chowtimes Operations Center in Richmond. That is Richmond, BC … not Richmond, VA.

Have you ever tried Space Food before? I bet you have. Tangs comes to mind for one. Do they still make it these days? Anyway, we did not get Tangs. What we had was … (more…)

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Beets in Orange Butter Sauce

For dessert, Minoo made Beets in Orange Butter Sauce.  Minoo roasted the beets the night before as it takes some time to do it.  Roasted beets are sweeter and have a deeper flavour than boiling them.


To roast beets, preheat the oven to 375F.  Rinse beets clean and place in on a piece of aluminium foil.  Drizzle with some vegetable or olive oil.  Fold the foil over the beets and seal the package.  Bake until the beets are tender from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the size and number of the beets.

You’ll probably need a pair of disposable kitchen gloves when handling beets as it will stained your hand reddish or purplish.


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