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Growing Lettuce

Plant in Spring and Again in Summer for Cool Weather Harvests There are few things more refreshing than a salad of sweet, crisp, spring lettuce fresh from the garden–unless it’s fall lettuce fresh from the garden. Lettuce is easy to grow and a good crop for the beginning gardener. Start growing lettuce with these tips….

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Cauliflower “Osso Bucco”

Cauliflower steaks are a great culinary alternative to various animal-based proteins. If you follow a plant-based diet, think about using them in place of beef, veal or other animal proteins. Foods that are rich in vitamin C, like cauliflower, can help with iron absorption. As a cruciferous vegetable that contains phytochemicals, cauliflower may also have…

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Courage Doesn’t Always Roar

Courage doesn’t always roar.  Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow. (Visited 98 times, 1 visits today)

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All About Log Homes

The next time you look at a log home, remember to thank the early inhabitants for their creativity. For it was in their quest to create shelter for their family utilizing little material and resources at hand, they were able to cut down trees and mold it and shape it to what we currently appreciate…

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Can My Hardwood Floors Be Saved?

Did you buy an older home with gorgeous hardwood floors? Did you recently have a flood or other floor trauma, and now you’re wondering if your beautiful flooring can be restored? Some wood floors are impressively resilient, and if they have updated sealants, they might be salvageable even when they’re obviously warped. Other woods are…

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Mustard a Favorite Cover Crop

At least seventeen crops are being used for cover crop farming. Each crop has its own benefits and disadvantages. Mustard is emerging the favorite choice of farmers worldwide because of its proven properties. But even then, it is better to do cover cropping under expert guidance. (Visited 79 times, 1 visits today)

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16 Everyday Uses for Toothpaste

There’s a wonder product sitting in your bathroom cabinet. Yes, it’s toothpaste and you don’t only have to use it to brush your teeth. Toothpaste has some amazing household and personal uses. These 16 toothpaste uses will have you reaching for a tube next time you’re in a pickle. (Visited 82 times, 1 visits today)

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Mushroom Barley Soup

Adapted from the New American Plate Cookbook This combination of mushrooms, barley and carrots makes for a soup packed high in vitamin B6 and packed with fiber. Enjoy this recipe as a comforting main dish or simple side soup. (Visited 63 times, 1 visits today)

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Early Signs of Dementia — When to See Your Doctor

It’s normal to forget some things as we get older. According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, almost 40 per cent of people over age 65 experience some type of memory loss. Dementia and related conditions like Alzheimer’s disease are more than just forgetfulness. (Visited 62 times, 1 visits today)

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Acai Berry No-bake Cheesecake

As the weather starts to warm up, so does entertaining season, and any occasion wouldn’t be complete without bringing baked goods. But a recent survey by Becel shows one third of Canadians find baking stressful because they aren’t confident bakers. New Becel Sticks come in premeasured sticks to help make baking a breeze. Whatever the…

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Direct Answers – Living In The Past

So I’m getting a haircut on Saturday morning. My barber is in his mid-70s. He starts talking about how horrible it is that they are making a movie about the Charles Manson murders. It’s due for release next year on the 50th anniversary of the killings. (Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)

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Easy Ways to Keep Your Brain Active

Like exercising your body, exercising your brain is also important. Keeping your mind active and engaged may help reduce your risk of dementia. Here are some fun things you can do every day. (Visited 94 times, 1 visits today)

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Baby Greens with Blackberry Vinaigrette

This elegant salad is a blend of spinach, arugula and other baby greens. These dark, leafy greens offer a range of nutrients including fiber, folate and cancer-protective carotenoids. A rosy blackberry vinaigrette adds bright color, sweet flavor, and ellagic acid, a cancer-fighting compound found in berries. Pair with a simple glazed salmon for a beautiful…

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Direct Answers – Contact Deleted

Until a month ago my relationship was heading toward marriage. I was serious with my boyfriend of 14 months, all the way down to him asking to move in. Everything was great. Then we went to a bar. I admit I got a little drunk and wound up leaving. He stayed. The following day he…

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Direct Answers – Deadlock

She gave me an ultimatum: either chose Bob or choose her. I met Bob in college playing video games and selling items. He graduated with an engineering degree and moved away. By that time, I had a child with my girlfriend and didn’t have time to invest in buying and selling. The margin was too…