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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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BEET & MINT WHEAT BERRY TABBOULEH: SPONSORED POST
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BEET & MINT WHEAT BERRY TABBOULEH: SPONSORED POST
"I hate it when I think I am buying organic vegetables and when I get home I realize they are just regular donuts"~AnnonymousWheat really is one of life's simple ingredients, but there is so much more you should know about this sensational super food!Grown right here in Alberta and shared ar...
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BEAT THE WINTER BLUES
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BEAT THE WINTER BLUES
"Cold! If the thermometer had been an inch longer we'd have frozen to death"~Mark TwainIt's white outside.  The snow has fallen and the temperate has dropped.  In case you are not from these parts here is a little run down of our winters;The city of Edmonton is among the Canadian cities...
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CHIC CHOC SPICED RUM: HURRICANE COCKTAIL
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“Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer.” ~W.C. FieldsIt was a good mail day!  I was sent spiced rum to try out!  Better still, small batch spiced rum that is made right here in Canada.  Testing, tasting and cocktail making began.....WHY IS IT CAL...
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WHAT'S YOUR EXCUSE?
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"Tomorrow (noun) – A mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation, and achievement is stored"~UnknownLife around here has been busy, like so busy I am not actually sure what happened to the last three weeks of my life busy!  It's nice to finally grab some time to have a litt...
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BACON FAT FRIED WAFFLES
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"Nothing tastes as goods as skinny feels"~Kate Moss"Well let me tell you Kate Moss, you clearly ain't never tasted a bacon fat fried waffle!"~ElyseAccidental cooking is some of my favorite kind of cooking.  The happy discovery of a bundled recipe or a last minute substitution and you end up ...
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SHIRLEY TEMPLE & MARY PICKFORD
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"When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was. I've been getting younger ever since"Shirley TempleWhat do the Shirley Temple and Mary Pickford have in common? The answer is the sweet, deep red syrup, Grenadine.  Grenadine is a commonly used, non-alcoholic bar syrup, characterised by a fla...
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CRUNCHY BEETROOT & CARROT SALAD
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Let my words, like vegetables, be tender and sweet, for tomorrow I may have to eat them.- Author UnknownThe first beets and carrots from the garden are something I greedily look forward to.  All of the work preparing the soil, planting the seeds and lovingly watering those little green sign...
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SASKATOON BERRY & LEMON DRIZZLE MUFFINS
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SASKATOON BERRY & LEMON DRIZZLE MUFFINS
It's Saskatoon season!  The delicious berries are popping up all over the place from pick you own's to roadside purchases by the delicious bucketful.  I am lucky enough to have a friend who has a friend who has lots of berries just ready for the picking.  I was only too happy to ob...
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CANADIAN 150 COCKTAIL
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CANADIAN 150 COCKTAIL
"I only drink on two occasions.  When it's my birthday and when it's not"~Unknown The 150th anniversary of Canada, also known as the 150th anniversary of Confederation and promoted by the Canadian government as Canada 150, occurred in 2017 as Canada marked the sesquicentennial anniversa...
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CANADIAN CHEESE: SPONSORED POST
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CANADIAN CHEESE: SPONSORED POST
“Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.” – Billie BurkeAs Canadians from coast-to-coast celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, there is no better time to shine a light on the rich history of cheese making and acknowledge that Canadian cheese is creative, expressive and as d...
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DINNER ON THE PATIO AT GET COOKING EDMONTON
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DINNER ON THE PATIO AT GET COOKING EDMONTON
“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.”~ Benjamin FranklinWhat better way to enjoy the sunshine than with a drink in your hand whilst relaxing on Get Cooking Edmonton's beautiful patio every Tuesday in July.  No reservations required.SNACKS & DRIN...
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LIFE LATELY: SPONSORED POST
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LIFE LATELY: SPONSORED POST
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it"— Ferris BuellerTo start this post by saying that life has been a little hectic recently would be a major understatement!  Summer is my busy time!  This post serves three purposes- multi tasking...
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CASINO COCKTAIL
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"Gin & drugs dear lady, gin and drugs."— T S Elliot (When asked what was his inspiration)The Casino dates back to prohibition days when "bathtub gin" required a few extra ingredients to make it drinkable.  As gin was the predominant drink in the 1920s, many variations were created by mix...
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NICE BIT OF CRUMPET?
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NICE BIT OF CRUMPET?
"She's a bit of crumpet, that one." Dictionary definition: A very sexually desirable woman.British humor is all about innuendo.  Have you ever watched an episode of the Great British Bake Off that doesn't make some reference to sex in a TV family, friendly way?  No, me either!  Her...
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