“For the love of – Coffee”

As you woke this morning, your eyes still bleary from another restless slumber, you never stopped to think or pay homage to the magical beverage that was patiently awaiting your arrival on the kitchen counter. She has never let you down, this sometimes bitter sometimes sweet companion who had stayed by your side through many […]

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SWEET POTATO AND BEAN Quesadillas

Super easy & fast! PREP: Steam and mash a sweet potato. Rinse and drain a can of black beans. Grate some cheese. Heat a little olive oil in a pan and add a tortilla, layer on some sweet potato, beans and some grated cheese. Top with another tortilla. Cook until golden and flip. Remove from […]

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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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“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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“POST COVID – WINE TASTING PARTY”

You are invited to a wine tasting party!! The thought of getting together with friends, spending an evening talking about life and future travels. Sampling fine wines and cheese over a candle lit table…. never sounded so good. Light jazz music is playing in the background, you notice that there are a couple of coffee […]

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Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) GUIDELINES FOR 2021

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has announced a new TFSA ( tax-free savings account ) limit for 2021. For many, this news fell on deaf ears as the TFSA has been underutilized by Canadians for many years. The first question to ask is “What is a TFSA?” The simple answer is: A TFSA is a […]

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“5 Simple Steps – Exercising for life”

There are many statistics out there regarding the success rate of individuals who begin a fitness regime. The numbers are sobering and speak to the hectic lives we live, the non-accountability, unrealistic expectations and simple lack of motivation which all add up to a very poor success rate. January is the most lucrative month for […]

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“Vegetarian Chili”

“From Sue’s Kitchen” This simple vegetarian chili recipe tastes incredible!  Cook 1 chopped onion, 2 cloves pressed garlic in some olive oil. Add 1 minced carrot, 1 large stalk diced celery and 1 chopped sweet pepper, cook until soft. Add 1 cup tvp ( Textured Vegetable Protein) 1½ cups vegetable broth 5 oz. tomato paste 28 oz. […]

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“Homemade Grand Marnier”

Grand Marnier is a French brand of liqueurs. The brand’s best-known product is Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, an orange-flavored liqueur created in 1880 by Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle. It is made from a blend of Cognac brandy, distilled essence of bitter orange, and sugar. Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge is 40% alcohol.

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LGBTQ+ baby boomers in need of safer housing in senior years, profs say – HalifaxToday.ca

This article, written by Jacqueline Gahagan, Dalhousie University and Ren Thomas, Dalhousie University, originally appeared on The Conversation and has been republished here with permission: Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us the importance of having safe and adequate housing. Having a safe home is not only a fundamental human right, it is also a key […]

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