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Recipe Fuel to Go Muffins really live up to their name; they are seriously loaded with protein and nutrients but also taste delicious. This is an amazing breakfast muffin, after school snack, or a great way to refuel the athletes … Continue reading

Misheard, Misread, But It’s Still A “Wunderfilled Wurld.”

There’s an awful lot of stuff going straight over my head these days. Yesterday I was listening to the radio and the last item on the noon news is that Hasbro, the US toy and board game giant just received … Continue reading

Baked Chicken with Peppers and Mushrooms

Recipe Baked chicken with peppers, onions and mushrooms covered in melted cheese. What’s not to love? I have made this dish a couple of times and it’s quite easy to make and very delicious. Serve with rice, quinoa or noodles … Continue reading

Taking aim at single use plastics will save us money while making a real difference

When it comes to taking concrete steps that will protect the environment, North America lags behind other jurisdictions.  That said it is hard to find people who would argue against the idea of creating less waste, especially for plastics which … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 190222

This week MPPs returned to the Legislature after the winter break. Recently the NDP caucus members spent several days meeting to prepare for the weeks and months ahead. Undoubtedly the consensus was that all of us are eager to return … Continue reading

As The Temperature Drops So Does Our IQs

I swear it’s the dead of winter that bring out the chillingly strange. Last month’s weirdness began with a newspaper article about a horrible car bombing near police cadet barracks in Bogota, Columbia. Police blamed the rebel group National Liberian … Continue reading

Beef Roast in Creamy Mushroom Gravy

Recipe Take a tough chuck roast, slow cook it on low for hours, and turn it into a tender roast with a creamy mushroom/onion gravy all in one pan. I made the slow cooker version last week with awesome results. … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ column – Sweetheart deal for corporations at the centre of exploding allegations against the government

The surprise resignation of Jody Wilson-Raybould from cabinet this week caps a string of developments that have rocked the government with respect to their apparent cozy relationship with the Quebec-based engineering firm SNC Lavalin.  What began as the surprise demotion … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 190215

In my view, Ontarians, in general, are pretty resilient people. I take great pride in saying this is particularly true of Northern Ontarians. Ontarians can work with just about any situation that comes our way. Here in the North, sometimes … Continue reading

Heart Meringue Cookies

Recipe Make these cute, meringue heart cookies for a Valentine’s Day treat or to give as little gifts! Heart Meringue Cookies • 4 egg whites, room temperature • 1 cup granulated sugar • ¼ tsp lemon juice • Pinch of … Continue reading