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Make every day a party with homemade ice cream cake

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You don’t need to wait for a special occasion for this delicious ice cream cake. A perfect treat for any day, it can be made for less than $10, meaning big savings compared to store-bought versions. This cake is a decadent finish to any meal. Plus, it’s a great make-ahead dessert that can be stored frozen in an airtight container ...

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Make mouth-watering barbecue steaks with this secret rub

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It’s easy to see why so many top chefs prefer to cook with natural gas. Natural gas barbecues allow you to cook with more even, direct and precise heat. They’re also energy efficient and hook up to your home’s natural gas connection, meaning you can say goodbye to those frantic moments when you’re low on propane and need to run ...

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How to refresh everyday meals

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Looking for an easy, go-to ingredient that can enhance snacks and meals? California grapes add a pleasing pop of colour, a tender-crisp bite and a juicy burst of flavour to any dish. Grapes complement many other ingredients, from cheeses to yogurt, salads and grains, to seafood and meats. Breakfast: When making a breakfast smoothie, toss a handful of whole grapes into ...

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3 benefits of having a pet in your home

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Everyone knows that one of the best reasons to own a pet is the devoted and unmatched love and companionship they bring. Rather than walking into an empty house, you always have a friendly face to greet you. But what many people don’t realize is that the positive effects of pet ownership extend much farther, as our furry friends can ...

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Top 3 ways to exercise with your dog outdoors

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With the winter months finally behind us, gone are the days of treadmills and spin classes; it’s time to take your workout regimen outside. So, when you’re planning your next outdoor workout, choose exercises that benefit you and your furry four-legged friend. Here are three fun outdoor exercises you can do with your dog: Go for a run, ride, or ...

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Six Simple Tips For Fabulous Cookies

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The holiday season is a time when baking cookies becomes priority number one in many households. There are excellent cookie recipes to be found on the internet, in most cookbooks and on the various cooking programs broadcast on television. Rather than buying the premixed dough that you find in the dairy case at the grocery store, bake your own cookies ...

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4 tips to help your pet live a longer, healthier life

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Dogs are family. The moment a dog enters your home, they become a part of your family unit. And just like any family member, you want to keep them as healthy as possible to ensure they live their longest, happiest life. Here are four things you can do to stay on top of your dog’s health: Keep them active.All dogs ...

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IPOB dares Army, says will continue agitation for Biafra’s freedom

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Nnewi – The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and its leadership worldwide under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has described as illegal and unconstitutional the alleged declaration by the Nigerian Army that it is a terrorist group. IPOB in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful said the Nigerian Army lack the constitutional power to ...

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How to tell if your pet is healthy

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Do you know just how healthy your dog is? According to a recent study of 1,023 Canadian dog owners, 90 per cent are interested in learning more about their dog’s health but need a little help. Here are the top seven indicators for determining your dog’s health: Dental condition. Pay close attention to the colour and amount of tartar on their ...

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How to make a kid-friendly breakfast in bed

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Well known celebrity dad-turned-chef Freddie Prinze Jr. loves to be in the kitchen with his pint-sized sous chefs. Growing up in the kitchen himself, Freddie knows the importance of exposing his own kids to cooking at an early age. For a fun, easy way to get the kids in the kitchen, this dad has cooked up a delicious recipe for ...

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Nutritious on-the-go snack ideas

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Today, four of every ten Canadians use snacks as a meal replacement. Between a busy workday full of meetings and shuffling the kids around, it can be difficult fitting in full, proper meals into the day. And even if snacks are only between meal treats, it’s important to grab something that’s healthy, convenient, easy and portable. One delicious food that ...

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Try something new — bake with beans

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Adding beans to your baking will boost the protein, fibre, vitamin and mineral content of your treats. The high protein content of beans also improves the texture of baked goods. Find out for yourself with this yummy cake from Ontario Bean Growers. Apple Bean Cake with Warm Cranberry Sauce Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 40-50 minutes Makes: 12 servings ...

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Bring more heart-healthy fish into your summer cooking

Warmer weather calls for lighter meals rich in protein and complemented with refreshing seasonal salads. Try this dish the next time you’re looking for dinnertime inspiration and enjoy al fresco on your patio or balcony. Pan seared salmon paired with a grapefruit summer salad Serves 4 Prep Time: 5 min Total Time: 15 min Ingredients: 4 6-oz (170 g) salmon ...

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Beans

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White or pea beans. Also known as navy beans, white beans are the most popular edible bean crop grown in Ontario and are often used in soups, salads and baked bean dishes. Most of these are exported to the United Kingdom for baked beans. The rest are sold domestically.  White beans have been grown in Ontario since the early 1900’s. ...

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A bean salad recipe you’ll want to make again and again

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Packed with protein and fiber, this summery salad from Ontario Bean Growers makes a great lunch option or side dish for your next barbecue. Bean and Fennel Salad Prep time: 15 minutes Makes: 6 servings Ingredients: 3 cups (750 mL) cooked white pea beans 1 cup (250 mL) fennel (anise), diced (feathery bits removed) 1 cup (250 mL) snow peas, ...

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Vatican recalls diplomat from US in child porn probe

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The Vatican has recalled a priest serving as an envoy in Washington and opened a child pornography investigation after US officials asked the church to lift his diplomatic immunity. The Vatican said Friday that US officials complained in August “of a possible violation of laws relating to child pornography images by a member of the diplomatic corps of the Holy ...

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UPDATE: Health workers to begin indefinite strike on Sept. 20

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The Joint Health Sector Union has directed its members to proceed on an indefinite strike with effect from September 20, 2017 if the Federal Government failed to meet its demands. JOHESU comprises the Medical and Health Workers of Nigeria, National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, Senior Staff Association of Universities, Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes and Associated Institutions, Nigeria Union ...

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Breaking: Health workers set to commence strike September 20

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THE Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU has directed its members to commence strike from Wednesday 20th September 2017 if the Federal Government fails to attend to their grievances. JOHESU tagged the planned strike ‘Operation Alligator Bite’ saying that it will be more dangerous than the Python Dance declared by the army in the South East The issues in contention are ...

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