June 2013 Blog Posts (20)

Smartphone shopping can reap rewards

These days, we get bombarded by offers and deals that often times have little relevance to us or our shopping habits. Wouldn't it be nice to receive offers and rewards, completely tailored to you on items that you actually buy regularly? One of the major retailers has now answered the call.

Loblaw…

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Added by Info4YourLife on June 26, 2013 at 7:53am — No Comments

Use your smartphone for grocery discounts

Food shopping continues to embrace the digital age. Take a look at the PC Plus rewards program in Ontario specifically designed for the smartphone. It gives you personalized offers to save money, to save time, and to feed your family in a convenient way.

“We know that customers use their…

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Added by Info4YourLife on June 26, 2013 at 7:52am — No Comments

Tips and tricks to save money at the grocery store

Saving money while you grocery shop can be as simple as making a few easy changes to your regular shopping habits. Here are some tips from Kathy Buckworth, the chief family advisor for PC Financial and the PC Plus program:

1. Plan ahead: Make a weekly meal plan so that making a…

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Added by Info4YourLife on June 26, 2013 at 7:52am — No Comments

Is there an Iron Chef warrior in you?

Whether you are a professional chef or an aspiring kitchen warrior, Iron Chef America believes that there is an Iron Chef that lives in all of us. Thanks to its new À La Cuisine home meal kits foodies can now don their own aprons and show off their at-home kitchen stadium skills by creating celebrity chef-inspired…

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Added by Info4YourLife on June 26, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Family dinner dilemmas solved

For most busy working Moms finding recipe inspiration at the end of a long workday is the last thing on their minds. In fact research has found that 75 per cent of Canadians have no idea what they will be preparing for dinner when they arrive at home. With so much going on in our fast-past lives it's no surprise these…

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Added by Info4YourLife on June 26, 2013 at 7:29am — No Comments

Grilled Thai Turkey Salad Rolls with Enoki Mushrooms & Peanut Sauce

1 large boneless turkey breast

1 tsp Thai red curry paste

1 cup coconut milk

3/4 cup pineapple juice

zest and juice of two limes

1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped

4 cloves garlic,…

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Added by Info4YourLife on June 26, 2013 at 7:24am — No Comments

Grilled Turkey Breast with Cran-Apple Cremini Stuffing

Ingredients:

• 2 skinless, boneless turkey breasts

• 8 cups cold water, divided

• 1/3 cup kosher salt

• 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed

• 1 teaspoon black peppercorns

• 2…

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Added by Info4YourLife on June 26, 2013 at 7:24am — No Comments

Gardens love mushroom compost

Every home owner strives to have the greenest lawn, with the brightest flowers and liveliest trees, while still being good to the environment. Mushroom compost offers a safe and natural way to supply a lawn and garden with the nutrients it needs.

What is mushroom compost?

Mushroom compost is derived from 100% organic materials such as straw, peat moss, horse manure, corn cobs, soybean meal and gypsum. Once pasteurized this material becomes…

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Added by Info4YourLife on June 26, 2013 at 7:21am — No Comments

Grilled Turkey Breast Salad with Wild Mushrooms

This salad is perfect to enjoy while we wait for the rest of summer's bounty to arrive. The sweet fruit, meaty wild mushrooms, tart vinaigrette and smoky grilled turkey balance every bite out. Feel free to play around with the herbs and fruit or even the mushroom choice. Stuffing this into…

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Added by Info4YourLife on June 26, 2013 at 7:21am — No Comments

Turkey-Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

This is almost a meal in itself. Just add a salad and some crusty bread.

Serves 4 as a meal, 8 as a side dish

Ingredients

8 large Portabella mushrooms

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, finely…

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Added by Info4YourLife on June 26, 2013 at 7:19am — No Comments

Get creative with kids in the kitchen

When the final school bell sounds, parents across Canada will be brainstorming ways to keep their children engaged all summer long. Look no further than your very own kitchen for fun, educational, and inspiring activities you can enjoy as a family during the summer months, like these:

1.…

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Added by Info4YourLife on June 25, 2013 at 7:43am — No Comments

Sundae ideas with a trendy twist

Ice cream sundaes are a longtime dessert classic – icy cool and easy to create for parents and kids alike. Another longtime dessert favourite is the cupcake. Whether it's because of their small size and easy flavour customization or simply their nostalgic nature, cupcakes have quickly ascended the ranks to become the…

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Added by Info4YourLife on June 25, 2013 at 7:42am — No Comments

Sundaes take the cake

Like cakes, the occasions for serving up sundaes are also endless. From birthdays to family celebrations to every milestone in between, sundaes have earned the reputation of serving up smiles. That's why the sundae specialists at Smucker's are putting a twist on the ultimate ice cream dessert this summer by creating a…

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Added by Info4YourLife on June 25, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Admire and save the honey bee

"If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live,” said Albert Einstein.

Did the physicist predict all those years ago the precarious situation we are potentially facing in years to come? With the exception of butterflies (admired for their pretty…

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Added by Info4YourLife on June 24, 2013 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Protect yourself and your family from unsafe food

Canada is recognized as having one of the best food safety systems in the world—and yet, there's no such thing as zero risk when it comes to food.

Food can be contaminated by bacteria, viruses, parasites, chemicals, allergens or material such as glass or metal, at any point during food production and that includes growing, harvesting, processing, shipping, or storing.

At each step, the food industry has to have procedures to address these risks.…

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Added by Info4YourLife on June 14, 2013 at 8:02am — No Comments

Concerned about a food product? Report it

Most of us take it for granted that the food we buy at our local grocery store is safe and properly labelled – and most of the time it is.

The food industry is responsible for making sure that its products are safe to eat and meet Canada's standards. In addition, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) enforces federal food regulations and takes action when there are violations. But even the best food safety system can't eliminate all possible risks. Unsafe food…

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Added by Info4YourLife on June 14, 2013 at 8:01am — No Comments

Staying informed is critical for people with food allergies

If you or someone in your family has allergies, you know that eating the wrong food can lead to symptoms such as hives or cramps. Those with severe allergies could even experience a life-threatening reaction.

There are strict federal regulations requiring allergen labelling for all food sold in Canada, whether it's produced domestically or imported. Pre-packaged foods that contain any of the 10 most common allergens must be clearly labelled with a warning. The 10 most…

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Added by Info4YourLife on June 14, 2013 at 7:59am — No Comments

My Wings Will Take Me - @BlowFlyy

http://raphead.com/profiles/blogs/my-wings-will-take-me-blowflyy

"Anthony Grant aka BlowFlyy"

A self financed indie artist and song writer from Halifax/Dartmouth Nova Scotia is a young talented artist that likes to work towards perfection, he is…

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Added by Reese Delmar on June 12, 2013 at 5:45am — No Comments

Prepare for the best barbecue season ever

As the temperature rises and the flowers start to bloom, we begin to plan our warm weather escapades. Whether you're planning on long weekend getaways, patio parties or simply staying home and spending quality time with family and friends, there's one thing that'll play a consistent and important role in most of your plans: the barbecue.

Follow these few simple tips and tricks and you'll soon be the best barbecue host on the block:

• Use fresh…

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Added by Info4YourLife on June 3, 2013 at 9:09am — No Comments

Engage your kids in the kitchen

As busy parents, sometimes we think of our kitchen activities as a chore. Baking is a great way to bring some fun back into the kitchen and it can be a family effort. Including our children in hands-on baking activities can create lasting memories, and empower our little ones to get excited about cooking and creativity.

Fun in numbersTasking kids with manning the measuring spoons and measuring cups can instill a sense of pride in their own abilities.…

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Added by Info4YourLife on June 3, 2013 at 9:05am — No Comments

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