I was listening to the radio

Time is a funny thing. I found myself listening to the radio. This was actually what started my thinking process, ”I found myself listening to the radio”. It doesn’t sound like an odd thing to say, does it? And yet, I asked myself, knowing what the answer was all along, “Will this too be a […]

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US RETIREMENT INFO

Social Security and How it Works Social Security provides you with a source of income when you retire or if you can’t work due to a disability. It can also support your legal dependents (spouse, children, or parents) with benefits in the event of your death.  What’s Social Security? Social Security is a program run […]

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Mushroom and Spinach Risotto

“Sue’s Vegetarian Kitchen” While, according to a legend, a young glassblower’s apprentice of the Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano from Flanders, who used to use saffron as a pigment, added it to a rice dish at a wedding feast, the first recipe identifiable as risotto dates from 1809. MUSHROOM & SPINACH RISOTTO Warm 4 cups of vegetable stock. Set aside for […]

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Why missing today’s RRSP deadline isn’t the end of the world

Today is the last day to contribute to an RRSP for the 2020 tax year, but missing the deadline isn’t the end of the world, especially for anyone whose income has taken a hit because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Canadians can contribute up to $27,830 or 18 per cent of last year’s income until midnight […]

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“LOST IN FRANCE, MORE WINE SIR”

The morning dew had not yet dissipated when we said goodbye to Côte-d’Or and headed south towards the Mediterranean with hopes of finding more adventure in a different part of France. Our drive south was uneventful but still awe inspiring with beautiful landscapes and hillside communities around every turn. It was surprising to see so […]

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

“Sue’s Vegetarian Kitchen” Most of the ingredients have been around for centuries: the chickpea dates back more than 10,000 years in Turkey and is, according to Anissa Helou, Syrian-Lebanese author of several Middle Eastern cookbooks, “one of the earliest legumes ever cultivated.” And tahini, the sesame paste that is vital to hummus b’tahini, is mentioned in 13th-Century […]

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“ART- AND FINDING YOUR MUSE”

What is Art? The definition itself is that art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. It is encouraging to see that many artists have embraced their creativity in […]

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“Sue’s Mujadarra”

Mujaddara is the Arabic word for “pockmarked”; the lentils among the rice resemble pockmarks. The first recorded recipe for mujaddara appears in Kitab al-Tabikh, a cookbook compiled in 1226 by al-Baghdadi in Iraq. “From Sue’s Vegetarian Kitchen” “This is a great way to use up a couple of cups of leftover rice“ Fry 3 chopped onions in olive oil until they become caramelized, […]

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