SOUR CREAM CHERRY SCONES
Jun07

SOUR CREAM CHERRY SCONES

INGREDIENTS: SCONES: 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour½ cup sugar2 tsp baking powder½ tsp salt½ cup butter¾ cup sour cream1 large egg½ tsp almond extract²/³ cup dried cherries TOPPING: ¼ cup sliced almonds1 tbsp sugar DIRECTIONS: Heat oven to 375°F. Place all topping ingredients in bowl; mix well. Set aside. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in another bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse...

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RICE PUDDING
Jun07

RICE PUDDING

INGREDIENTS: 2 cups rice2 cups sugar3 cups homogenized milk3 cups water2 tbs butter¼ tsp salt1 slice of the skin of a lemon6 egg yolkscinnamon (optional) DIRECTIONS: 1. Pour the water, milk, salt, butter and the skin of the lemon in a pan. Place it over medium heat. Bring it to a boil and then add the rice. 2. Let the rice cook until the liquids dissolve. 3. Then, add the sugar and mix. Once finished, add 6 egg yolks and mix. 4. If...

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FRESH VEGETABLE SUMMER ROLLS
Jun07

FRESH VEGETABLE SUMMER ROLLS

(Family Features) For many parts of the country, warmer weather comes with more options for fresh produce, which is why it’s a perfect time to add fruits and vegetables to recipes. These easy-to-make Fresh Vegetable Summer Rolls are a vegetarian version of a classic dish – made with tofu coupled with lettuce, carrots, cucumber, sprouts and mint leaves. A healthy eating plan is especially important for people living with diabetes as...

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BERRY NAPOLEON with GRAHAM CRACKER WAFERS and STRAWBERRY CREAM
Jun07

BERRY NAPOLEON with GRAHAM CRACKER WAFERS and STRAWBERRY CREAM

INGREDIENTS: 1 packet phyllo pastry1 cup graham cracker crumbs1 cup sugar½ lb melted butter1 cup strawberry cream1 cup sliced fresh strawberriesfresh mint for garnish DIRECTIONS: To prepare wafers, open packet of phyllo pastry and cover sheets with a damp towel. Place one sheet of phyllo on cutting board and using a pastry brush lightly cover with melted butter. Lightly sprinkle sugar and graham cracker crumbs then add another sheet...

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CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY and LEMON TARTS
Jun07

CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY and LEMON TARTS

INGREDIENTS: ¼ cup fresh lemon juice2 tsp lemon zest4 egg yolks3 tbsp Lemon Fused Olive Oil8 oz dark chocolate1 cup cream4 tbsp Raspberry Dark Balsamic Vinegar24 2” mini tarts DIRECTIONS: 1. Combine the first four ingredients in a double boiler. Heat, whisking constantly until mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Pour the lemon curd into a heat proof bowl and cover with clear plastic wrap pressed onto the curd to prevent a...

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Purposeful Ways to Style a Multi-Purpose Room
Jun04

Purposeful Ways to Style a Multi-Purpose Room

(Family Features) Whether you call it a laundry room, mudroom or something else entirely, that multi-purpose space is likely a hub of activity in your home. For homeowners creating this utility space from scratch, the sky is the limit, but even if you’re updating an existing room, there are plenty of ways to add purposeful style and function. Homeowners are often looking for ways to use the rooms in their homes in multiple ways. With...

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Help From The Pool Professionals
Jun04

Help From The Pool Professionals

People have pools installed on their property for several reasons; not the least of which are the exercise benefits of a good swim and/or the psychological benefits of retreating to that special space after undergoing the rigours of everyday life. To achieve optimal results when installing a pool, it is wise to call in professionals. Their experienced eye and expertise in landscape architecture and pool design and construction allows...

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Smooth Painting
Jun04

Smooth Painting

When I was a kid, my parents decided to paint our kitchen. It was the first time since they built the house that they had decided to take on a painting project. I remember lengthy discussions on which paint to buy, whether they needed to prime the walls first or not, and which method was going to be the best to get the paint properly applied (brush, rollers, both?) – and this wasn’t even including settling on a colour that would make...

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DAY TRIPPING – “Living” Arthur
Jun04

DAY TRIPPING – “Living” Arthur

MEETING ARTHUR As a day trip a while back, my husband and I decided on an outing to Arthur. Arthur, which I had heretofore never heard of, is about a half hour west of Orangeville on Highway 9. A wonderful little region for a close-by escape awaited exploration! What drew our curiosity in the first place was a book series by Harry Turtledove, a famous science fiction and fantasy writer who also writes “alternate histories”. Here, the...

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Learning to Love Your Home
Jun04

Learning to Love Your Home

If you’re anything like me, then you have spent a lot of time flipping through the glossy pages of high-end magazines, gazing at the beautifully decorated homes, dreaming about the day that you’ll be able to achieve something similar, but fearing that it is something that will never be possible. It’s far from an uncommon misconception, the belief that you need deep pockets to create the designer looks you see in perfectly put together...

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Three Generations, One Passion
Jun04

Three Generations, One Passion

SHOPPING FRESH and LOCAL The summer sun is shining, bright and friendly in the clear blue sky and it’s starting to drive that familiar itch – an itch that a trip to the grocery store’s produce section just isn’t going to cut. You want to drive, to escape, soaking in that warm sun and when you stop, wherever that may be, you want somewhere that’s going to provide you with all of the bright colours, fragrant smells and outstanding fresh...

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On Par for the Win
Jun04

On Par for the Win

That feeling. That feeling you get when you walk into a complete stranger’s home and instantly know you’re somewhere special. Well, this home is just that kind of home. A home where you can feel the love, the family connection, and the comfort that happy memories provide, memories that this home holds so dear. For most homeowners, your home tends to change over the years based on the needs of the current family dynamic. Considering...

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Pathways Through the Hills of Headwaters
Jun04

Pathways Through the Hills of Headwaters

Inspiring visions, as spring unfolds and returns the forest to life. It’s mid January, I am in the woods on the Bruce Trail, surrounded by tall timbers, standing at solemn attention, immobilized by winter’s biting chills. Silence is broken high above, as breezes sway branches up in the forest crown, sending creaks downwards. In this pristine world of smooth undulating whiteness and pale light, few signs of life reveal themselves....

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Bringing It Back to Life
Jun04

Bringing It Back to Life

If you have ever taken those first steps to renovate your home then you are more than aware of how it goes. It always starts in a simple way: just growing tired of the same old, same old, you decide that you’ll put a fresh coat of paint on the walls – something to brighten up the place a little. Nothing major, just paint; nice and simple. Except, well… the search for paint leads to the discovery of a wallpaper accent that you simply...

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Loving Your Reflection: Confidence, and Mental Health
Jun04

Loving Your Reflection: Confidence, and Mental Health

While we have made some great strides in mental health awareness over the last few years, we still have a long way to go as a society before we get to where we need to be. For many people, mental health is a taboo topic, something that can’t be properly spoken about as there is a lot of shame involved with it. There is often an unnecessary stigma keeping people silent, leaving them feeling as if there is something wrong with them and...

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Welcome Home
Jun04

Welcome Home

When you close your eyes to think of your favourite place to be, what do you see? A place warm and welcoming, where one thing likely ties everything together: the furniture, décor and sentimental pieces you have collected over the years to create a place you feel at home in. Arthur Cash and Carry, found on the corner of Smith and Fredrick St in the heart of the welcoming village of Arthur ON, is perfectly located for anyone to stop in...

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ASK the BEAUTY EXPERT
Jun04

ASK the BEAUTY EXPERT

Beauty advice in the time of an ongoing pandemic, is all DO IT YOURSELF PROJECTS. Our personal care services may be closed but fortunately our essential workers are still taking care of us so we can get the products and ingredients we need. These essential workers are taking products off shelves, boxing them up and delivering them to us. They are going to work in stores hoping that the public are wearing masks properly and decreasing...

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ASK the HEALTH EXPERT: The Wonders of Water
Jun04

ASK the HEALTH EXPERT: The Wonders of Water

Amongst the many avenues of research into the inner workings of our bodies and the wonders of creation I came across a most inspired approach to our biological complexities, namely, the wonders of water. Dr Gerald H. Pollack is an international leader in the field of muscle contraction and is presently Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington and he has had a long and distinguished career. His research has led him...

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Bold New Bathroom Trends That Will Inspire You!
Jun04

Bold New Bathroom Trends That Will Inspire You!

When Caroline Paquet and her husband Gord purchased Cover-Ups Flooring in Arthur just a little over 10 years ago, neither of them knew for certain what direction their new venture would take them. Gord had been a general contractor in the renovation business for many years, and Caroline (a designer by trade) had always wanted to have a storefront of some sort. When they heard that the owners of Cover-Ups were retiring and looking for...

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FEATURE HOME: An Exciting, Uniquely Designed Home
Jun02

FEATURE HOME: An Exciting, Uniquely Designed Home

It takes a certain skillset to be able to just look at a piece of property, and quickly determine it’s likely a great investment. For this feature home, Jeff Bell, Owner at Jeff Bell Construction, knew right away he had something special with this home. He knew it would be a challenge, and he also knew he could deliver. The result, in so many incredible and well thought-out details, is absolutely spectacular. “When I first saw this...

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