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Edible Flowers & Herbal Medicines: Dandelion

Spring is finally beginning where I live. It’s about time! Did you also have one of those winters that seems to be about ready to end, and then the snow and cold start all over again? This year, spring teased us for weeks. Every time we thought the weather would warm up, we had another […] More

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Blue’s Spotlight on Lettuce: Recalls, Safety & Growing Your Own

Just when we thought it was safe to eat lettuce in Canada again, Facebook and our news feeds are overwhelmed with news of a lettuce recall in the United States. What better time to talk about lettuce! We always try to grow our own lettuce during the summer. But the growing season is really short […] More

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Interesting Features of the Finnish Passport

Did you know that in Finland, you can get your passport from a convenience store? Imagine going to your local Couche-Tard or 7-Eleven to get your travel documents. I think it would encourage a lot more people to keep their passports up to date. And it seems that it’s a method chosen to help the […] More

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Outrageous Footwear!

I am not a wearer of high-heeled shoes. Are you? When I was in my teens, I wore my fair share of those terrible, pointy-toed shoes that were popular in the 80s. But I had wide feet, so the shoes pinched terribly. I always had painful blisters on my toes. And eventually, I just gave […] More

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What Happened to Quinn?

The end is coming for the Gladiators. Sadly, Scandal will end this year. After seven seasons, it’s finally over. And so, the characters will have to move on. Huck has been testifying about B613. Abby, Jake, David Rosen, and others have come to a point where there’s not much left for them to do. Mellie […] More

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What do you get when you cross a mandarin with a pomelo?

A little while ago, I asked the question, “What do you get when you cross a mandarin with a pomelo?” I had a lot of great answers from some of you here. Several people suggested this hybrid fruit might be a tangelo. That’s a very good guess, because the pomelo is one of the tangelo’s […] More

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Not GMO: Do You know What this Hybrid Is?

What do you get when you cross a mandarin with a pomelo? https://t.co/R2pNmHvmp5 #food #nature pic.twitter.com/sVcTWwQ1I9— 24 Carrot Diet (@24carrotdiet) December 26, 2017 Ever since the first genetically modified foods hit the grocery stores in the 90s, consumers have been concerned about eating GMOs. In Canada and the USA, people are still fighting for mandatory […] More

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Money Saving Tip: Why You Should Learn to Peel Your Own Shrimp

Did you know that you can save money by shopping for your shrimp with the shells still on? That’s right! Because cleaned shrimp mean extra work and higher costs for the company that packages the seafood, you’re going to pay a higher price for them. Instead, you can buy whole prawns and shrimp and clean […] More

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5 Sweet Treats for the Holiday Season

Christmas is a time to gather with friends and family, and to celebrate the abundance of the year. Most of us bake more cookies this time of year. We make chocolates, fudge, or other types of candy for our family gatherings and our Christmas gifts. We bake mincemeat pies and fruitcakes, and maybe even a […] More

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Massacre at the École Polytechnique – December 6, 1989

Just after 5 pm on December 6th 1989, a deeply troubled young man entered a classroom at the École Polytechnique de Montréal, the engineering school at the University of Montreal. Twenty minutes later, it was all over. Marc Lépine was upset because he had been refused admission to the school. He sought to kill young […] More

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