Our pup came down with yeast infection in his ears. We visited our vet and he confirmed that it was indeed yeast infection and not ear mites. Nico my pup is a Golden Labrador – half Lab and half Retriever hybrid. … And as such he takes the traits of a Retriever when it

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Works every time!

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 by

  Chicken soup that works.   Ingredients: 4 cups chicken stock 1 potato peeled and sliced to 1/8 inch thickness 1 tomato skinned and diced 3 clove garlic 2” ginger sliced 5 cloves 1/2  tbls thyme 10 black peppercorns 3 tsp salt 1 spoon white rice washed   Method: Place all ingredients into a pot

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Midnight Nibblies

Sunday, 29 November 2015 by

Ingredients: 4 cups flour 2 1/2 cups small oatmeal 5 tbls Horlicks 5 tbls Nestum
 cereal 3 tsp baking powder 4 cups demerara sugar
 (don’t go easy on the sugar) 3 cups butter melted
 (measure and pack it down before melting) 4 eggs 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts – almonds, walnuts, hazelnut

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The bloody entity

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 by

  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. So I thought I’d share a spooky story I heard as a child growing up in Malaysia. Horror stories are not my forte but here goes.     Listen carefully. What I am about to tell you really happened to my aunt’s neighbor. My aunt lives in

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Lovage and Tarragon

Sunday, 20 September 2015 by

  Lovage The almost forgotten and underused aromatic herbs!   Why wouldn’t an herb enthusiast or a vegetable gardener not grow these herbs in their garden? They are’nt an evasive species. They stay put. And a little is all that is needed to spruce up a soup or a potato dish. Lovage’s only crime is

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Oeufs à la neige

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 by

  Oeufs à la neige, eggs in snow, floating islands, floating dumpling, swans in lake …whatever you may call it the fact remains this is one of the best desserts out there. I hadn’t done it in so long that I had had almost forgotten to do it. This is the payment I had to give

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Cottontail bunny

Sunday, 19 July 2015 by

  They are everywhere in my neighbour. Mrs. Fox, don’t you have hungry cubs to feed?     Wednesday morning July 15th, the day after the torrential downpour… I had cleared my deck of all debris. I put on my gloves and decided to scout my side yard for any fallen branches. Just than, I

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Garden Tool Basket

Monday, 13 July 2015 by

  A garden basket Do you constantly find yourself strolling along your garden admiring all your hard work? Just when you were about to take a mental picture of a bouquet of flowers you notice the bouquet needs deadheading.   If only you’ve had that gardening gloves and pruner handy.   I’m one of those

  Soak the  avocado pit in water for one week. Change the water everyday.   At the end of the seven days get three toothpicks and pierce the avocado pit in three places.     Pay attention to the bottom and the top of the avocado. The bottom will look like below.   Place the

  Why every Canadian author should know the significance before publishing with CreateSpace?   My book is on amazon. Wow, that’s great but which amazon because I really have to know where it’s listed. Does it matter anyway? I’m Canadian you see and listing my book solely on has its drawbacks to my Canadian