Issue: 2008-06-06

Veggies Like a Warm Bed

If you haven’t planted your garden, now is definitely the time to get growing. Remember to plant your seeds — such as carrots, beets and lettuce — fairly shallow. The depth of the seed bed that is required for root vegetables should be fairly deep (eight to 10″) for the development of the vegetable, but …

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Barbecued Buffalo Burgers

BBQ season is upon us and Buffalo Burgers are a great way to get started. Looking for something different to throw on the grill, a friend of mine suggested a switch from the “same old – same old” ground beef to a local favourite, bison meat. Bison meat is high in protein and contains less …

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Summer Salads

With summer’s arrival in the North (thank goodness it is finally here) come picnics and pot luck BBQs. Having a salad or two to make ahead is always a good tactic in the time management department. Made ahead, the salad can marinate and improve while you take off on your bike or hike up a …

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Beer From a Wide-Open Space

Marketing beer is fun. When you have a product that so many people enjoy and you are told to “Go sell this!” you can have a pretty amusing and creative time.  Many of the world’s larger breweries have found a useful formula when advertising their wares: Beer = Boobs + Friends + Sports Heroes. It …

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These Comedians are Ready for the Big Time

Deep down in the cockles of my President’s Choice Deluxe White Cheddar macaroni and cheese clogged heart, there’s a yearning for some recognition. But not for myself. My need to perform is juxtaposed with my general shyness and predilection for reclusivity. I’m talking about a group of young folks out there that I can be …

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Thine Art

Sonnet 1 The grace of she who moves like silken water, her feet the slaves to wild demanding beats. The master of motion and most pleasant to watch, her dance to leap to fly with sky she meets. A twist, a flick, a painter is painting quick, with red, with black, with orange a colour …

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Sleeping Babies

The babies sat in the driveway, tarped over, covered in snow half-melted in the April sun. I brushed them off, to let the sun begin to warm the silver shrouds, to soak some life back into the batteries. It’s my motorcycles that make me hate early spring days. The melting snow turns my dirt laneway …

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