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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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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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