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FLAPJACK
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FLAPJACK
"Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." ~ Maya AngelouBaking for my kids lunches gives me a great sense of pleasure.  It's like sending a special hug for them to discover every lunchtime.  I have a solid list of reliable, freezable and easy favourites that are on constant rota...
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NATIONAL VODKA DAY: THE THANKSGIVING HELPER
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NATIONAL VODKA DAY: THE THANKSGIVING HELPER
“The Water of Life”The versatile, once virtually tasteless and odorless tipple accounts for almost 20 to 25 per cent of spirits sold today in North America, making it our most popular libation, a feat that occurred in the 1970s when it outpaced bourbon as America’s favorite spirit. We raise our g...
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GET COOKING: FARM TO TABLE DINNER AT PRAIRIE GARDENS
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GET COOKING: FARM TO TABLE DINNER AT PRAIRIE GARDENS
"People who love to eat are always the best people."~Julia ChildWe still have a few spots available for our last Get Cooking Farm Dinner.  Check out the details and grab yourself a ticket!  Such a magical place with the added bonus of delicious food and fabulous Pimms cocktails (expertl...
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CACAO 70 SWEET HOUSE
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CACAO 70 SWEET HOUSE
"There are only three things in life that matter – good friends, good chocolate and, oh dear, what was that other one?"~AnonI love chocolate.  It's one of my best friends.  When a new chocolate cafe opens in Ice District you bet we were going to check it out.  Happily they inv...
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CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES FOR EMERGENCIES
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CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES FOR EMERGENCIES
"Life is short, eat dessert first"School is out for the summer. No more packed lunches as I sip my first morning coffee, no more homework, spelling tests and social exams where I don't know any of the answers!  Well, until September rolls around and it all begins again! Have you had an emerg...
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WORLD GIN DAY
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"Don't worry, I learned how to make plenty of drinks at bartending school. (reading off an old mixed drink recipe list) Gin and... tonic? Do they mix?"~Moe, The SimpsonsGin lovers of the world rejoice as World Gin Day returns for its TENTH year on Saturday 9 June 2018- oh wait, that's today! What...
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WHOLEWHEAT FLATBREADS: ALBERTA WHEAT
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WHOLEWHEAT FLATBREADS: ALBERTA WHEAT
"WHEAT - one of life's simple ingredients"Grown right here at home and shared around the world, wheat is an essential, versatile ingredient in all our lives. Nourish your family for health and well-being by including whole-grain wheat as part of your diet.~Lifes Simple IngredientWhat is a whole g...
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THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
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“Everyone should be able to do one card trick, tell two jokes, and recite three poems, in case they are ever trapped in an elevator.” ~Lemony Snicket, HorseradishWelcome to my first "This, That & The Other" post. When I have cool things to share, this is how I plan to do it. It goes a littl...
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THE CANADIAN EARL
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“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”~Mark TwainI am quite partial to a double whisky after a long day.  I love it's smokey tones, the warmth of the oak and the tingle of alcohol that dances over your tongue.  There is no doubt that whisky is a bold ...
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A LONG NORTHERN NIGHT
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A LONG NORTHERN NIGHT
"They say milk gives us strength. Drink three glasses and try moving a wall. You can't. Drink three shots of vodka and it moves all by itself"~AnonymousA magic parcel arrived at my house last week.  It was a box with a large skull in it!  A glass skull, full of delicious vodka.  Wh...
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CHILLI & SESAME THAI SALAD DRESSING
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"You cannot see the lettuce and the dressing without suspecting a salad"-- Arthur Conan DoyleSalads are only as good as their dressings, right?  Plain green leaves are not fooling anyone into thinking that its a meal!  Thai inspired dressings are my personal favourite and here is a fast...
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EAT ALBERTA 2018: MORE WITH LESS
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"A focus on the creativity inherent in simplicity: using what you really need and making every drop count"~Eat Alberta 2018The Eat Alberta conference is an annual, one day, workshop-style event with a mix of hands on learning, food tastings, and demonstrations or presentations that focus on local...
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REDUCING WASTE ONE SANDWICH AT A TIME
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"The time is always right to do what is right."~Martin Luther King, Jr.Did you know that it can take 450 years for some types of plastic bottle to break down?Did you also know that one tonne of municipal garbage takes up 1.5 - 2.5 cubic meters of space in a landfill and that studies have shown th...
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MULLED CRANBERRY GIN
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"Always jingle all the way. No one likes a half-assed jingler"~AnonymousI had all of these amazing festive plans for the blog for December in my head and then I looked at the calendar and it's flipping Saturday, 23rd already!  How did that even happen?  Seasonal time travel perhaps?Inst...
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HOW TO SURVIVE CHRISTMAS
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HOW TO SURVIVE CHRISTMAS
"Bethany: Is your house on fire, Clark?Clark: No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights"~Christmas VacationI google searched how to survive Christmas.  This is the best list I found;1. Avoid drunken relatives2. Take an adult time-out3. Count to 104. Don't talk, just eat5. Have lots of...
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