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ANNA OLSON’S HOLIDAY BAKING HINTS

1. Shortbread Secrets – Make them melt in your mouth Use unsalted butter and pure vanilla extract – you’ll taste the difference in the end result Use the top rack of the oven, so the cookies don’t brown too much on the bottom Rotate pans…

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AUTUMN STATE OF MIND

The Tuesday after Labour Day is more of a fresh start for me than January 1st, and I’m guessing I’m not alone in that sentiment.  I adored the first day back to school, and it had nothing to do with a new outfit, backpack or the fact I was a…

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Summer Treats

There’s such a great energy to summer – getting up before an alarm dictates your routine, getting a full dose of vitamin D from the sun, and moving around with ease. Even getting yourself out the door is simpler than any other time of year –…

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SPRINGTIME PLEASURES

Finally….spring is showing signs of extending her stay!  After one of the harshest winters I can recall here in Ontario, I see fat, early robins hopping around my lawn, listening to the earth to find that elusive worm.  And aren’t they a…

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TREATS for ALL, FOUR LEGS OR TWO

We all are fully aware how important a balanced diet is, and especially the importance of partnering it with regular exercise, and we try daily to abide by this - including our pets in this regime gives us a further sense of well being. Part…

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