February 12 2009

A heart warming Valentine

Tomatoes, paired with roasted peppers, garlic, onions and carrots take on an outstandingly rich flavour in this good-for-your-heart soup. Lycopene is a phytochemical in tomatoes that is made more available to the body when tomatoes are cooked. A powerful antioxidant, lycopene has been linked to lowering cholesterol levels as well as reducing risk for some …

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Barbecue in the Winter! Are You Nuts?

The primeval need to flash-up the grill is totally irresistible … an innate, desperate need passed down through time. The outside temperature will never deter the intrepid grillmeister from accomplishing his task (it will just freeze the barbecue knobs. And I don’t mean his buddies). “Intelligence is something we are born with. Barbecuing is a …

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Artist’s Amusing Alliterations

Visitors to the Yukon are seeing and feeling the territory for themselves. I don’t need to describe the landscape or the friendly Northern-way because these people are experiencing it. All Yukoners know that with the influx of tourists comes the inevitable question: “What should I get as a souvenir?” As an über-fan of both children’s …

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Lines of Communication

“Book for a Public Library” by Ian Carr-Harris “Drawing is similar to writing.” Those words are printed in bold black letters upon a stark white wall in the Yukon Arts Centre Public Gallery. And while the sentence is simple, over a dozen works of art in the latest exhibit lead visitors far beyond minimalism. The …

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