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5 Recipes I Wish My Mom Had Taught Me

5 Recipes I Wish My Mom Had Taught Me

Commented Apr 24, 2014 at 12:37:55 in OWN

“How to make a good gravy, how to make a light biscuit, how to make a basic yeast dough, how to prepare a "Sunday" dinner (roast beef with the fixings) and how to do a variety of things with vegetables....all three of my daughters and both my sons do a more than creditable job in the kitchen. Oh, and a good basic white sauce. I enjoyed having them "underfoot" when preparing meals, and now it shows!”

KIVPossum on Apr 24, 2014 at 13:07:02

“Biscuits...yes...I am a very good cook. Somehow biscuits hate me and mine turn out like paving bricks”
Dog Missing Since 2007 Reunited With Owners After 7 Years

Dog Missing Since 2007 Reunited With Owners After 7 Years

Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 15:53:29 in Good News

“What a great story. If the truth be told, I'd rather lose my own home than lose my dog! However, it is tragic that the Hartmans did lose their place in California, and it is my hope that being re-united with their beloved Buddy makes up, in part, for that loss. I imagine that the worst thing, over the past seven years, was not knowing his fate. It is truly heart-warming to know that he was cared for. Best wishes to you, Mr. and Mrs. Hartman. And to you, Buddy, perhaps you can find a way to tell them of your adventure!!”

billy diesel on Apr 10, 2014 at 23:23:01

“rather lose anything then lose my dog”
The Best Meat, In Order (PHOTOS)

The Best Meat, In Order (PHOTOS)

Commented Jan 11, 2014 at 22:29:00 in Taste

“Venison at the top of the list, and ground venison is just as versatile as hamburger. It's also one of the healthiest red meats around. As far as birds go, nothing like a brace of ruffies; succulent white meat. As for store-bought meat, lamb is another one worthy of it's place on the list. I can understand moose not being on the list, as it's uncommon down south, but it is definitely worth a try. Interesting list, though, and would like to try goat sometime.”

M A Ross on Jan 13, 2014 at 17:14:00

“If you like spicy I'd recommend a dish that sounds dirty, but tastes delish:
Try a 'goat gosht'
http://www.ifood.tv/network/gosht
Pope Francis Supports Breastfeeding Enough To Know It Needs To Happen In Public

Pope Francis Supports Breastfeeding Enough To Know It Needs To Happen In Public

Commented Dec 19, 2013 at 11:49:42 in Parents

“Thank heaven the right to breastfeed your baby is protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Although I am an atheist, it is rewarding to see that a person with the influence of the present Pope has spoken out. A few years ago, when I accompanied my daughter and 6 month old grandson to visit his great-grandmother in the USA, I was astounded at the attitude toward feeding him meant that she was restricted to nursing him in the car, in parking lots, in (unhygienic) bathrooms. As one respondent said, it is better to allow a woman to feed her child than to listen to that child cry for nourishment.”
Oilsands Strategy Presentation Indicates 'Worst-Case Scenario' Has Come To Pass

Oilsands Strategy Presentation Indicates 'Worst-Case Scenario' Has Come To Pass

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 13:37:44 in Canada Business

“Not all Albertans support development of the tar sands in northern Alberta, nor do we support the use of steam extraction for heavy oil in other parts of the province. The huge and under-reported oil leak caused by CNRL at Primrose Lake is, IMO, will have significant environmental consequences in regards to both lake water and underground water. Today's news that Harper's oil friendly government has given the go-head for the Jackpine oilsands expansion near Ft. McMurray is another nail in the coffin. Our northern and fragile forests and water systems are being destroyed, but because of their remoteness, the damage is being largely ignored. We live here, we fish here, we hunt here, and we have tried to encourage sustainability in all we do. Oil money has brought so much degradation to the environment, and to the social well-being of so many. Yet to many citizens are being bribed with the promise of financial advantage that they are ignoring the real cost. The voices of those who care are being drowned out by the noise of drilling, of new plants, and of fleeting wealth.”

pondweevil on Dec 7, 2013 at 20:46:16

“Your ancestors may have been here for 20,000 years, but to Harper and company, you are not a 'real' Albertan. These are the days of 'The Big Lie'.

Thanks for your insight.”

lillianvoter on Dec 7, 2013 at 19:13:39

“Amen to that. Well said.”

JaydoubleU on Dec 7, 2013 at 18:45:42

“Great post, and one I haven't often heard from an Albertan, most of whom usually arrogantly boast of their oil holding all the rest of us up. The argument often heard is that without oil our standard of living would plunge--there'd be nothing without oil. Hmm. Canada has vast supplies of fresh water, land and other resources, and could easily do a lot more with renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, high technology. Yet all the emphasis seems to going towards oil sands development, more pipelines, fracking, steam extraction. I think it all goes back to resopnsible political leadership, and the lack of it.”
Thanksgiving Dinner Mistakes You Should Avoid

Thanksgiving Dinner Mistakes You Should Avoid

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 20:33:35 in Taste

“Actually, I think he had to eat crow.”
Butterball's Turkey Shortage Might Ruin Your Thanksgiving

Butterball's Turkey Shortage Might Ruin Your Thanksgiving

Commented Nov 16, 2013 at 20:14:53 in Business

“So? What's your point?”
Mother Explains Heartbreaking Decision To Abort After 20 Weeks (VIDEO)

Mother Explains Heartbreaking Decision To Abort After 20 Weeks (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 10:46:01 in Politics

“How do you know that a full term child wouldn't suffer even more? I've been there, and regret not having the courage to make this decision. We knew before he was born that he would not survive. He suffered immeasurably for three days. Belle, you really do not know what you're talking about, or what it is like. I hope you never have to go through anything like this.”

DougInOK on Nov 7, 2013 at 10:57:43

“I'm so sorry to hear this... and your situation is exactly why we need to stop these anti-choice people. Regardless of which way the decision is made, it needs to be up to the woman and her doctor, not someone sitting in Washington telling you how to live your life.”
7 Workout Habits You Should Drop Now

7 Workout Habits You Should Drop Now

Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 13:45:47 in Healthy Living

“And that's a great goal. My dad once told me that if you sit down after you are sixty you just might not get up again. You might want to check out some yoga for your back, as well. It's a great fix for some back problems, and actually a pleasurable way to spend half an hour.”
7 Workout Habits You Should Drop Now

7 Workout Habits You Should Drop Now

Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 08:30:33 in Healthy Living

“The author starts on the false premise that we all share the same goals. My husband and I are in our mid sixties, and head to the gym every morning. Our goal has nothing to do with weight loss or huge strength, but to maintain flexibility, balance, cardio fitness, and muscle tone, as well as spend the first hour of the morning doing something together. We don't worry about which exercise burns more calories or is less boring. We're simply happy that we can still enjoy moving around at all.”

Donsta on Oct 22, 2013 at 08:52:23

“I'm with you. At 59 with a bad back I'm just trying to keep active so that I can still move.”
18 Countries That Love To Eat, Drink & Smoke More Than The U.S.

18 Countries That Love To Eat, Drink & Smoke More Than The U.S.

Commented Sep 9, 2013 at 09:56:05 in World

“The amount of money spent doesn't necessarily indicate the amount consumed. The article doesn't take into account the different tax levels on tobacco and alcohol. It doesn't take into account the difference between the cost of high quality food and junk food. HuffPo, this article doesn't reflect the reality of consumption. Try again, please, and report with some accuracy.”

Beth Grierson on Sep 9, 2013 at 10:06:55

“Exactly - and there's certainly been a great deal of discussion on the subject of the comparatively low cost of "food" in the US, and it's impact on how and what we eat, so it seems particularly foolish to equate "money spent" with "quantity consumed."”
Spain's Recession Forces Breeders To Send 70,000 Purebred Horses To Slaughterhouse In 2012

Spain's Recession Forces Breeders To Send 70,000 Purebred Horses To Slaughterhouse In 2012

Commented Apr 21, 2013 at 08:34:50 in World

“You've hit the nail on the head with that one, and if I didn't already have a wonderful vet for our family dog, you'd be next on the list. Let 2nutty know that you have spent as much time training as my family physician has. But back to the subject. What to do with all of these horses when no one can care for them. If the breeders choose to sell them for meat rather than recreation, and if that is legal, then let the breeders do so. If you have a problem with that, move to Spain,, become a citizen, and work to change the law. If you're not willing to do that, then don't judge.”
The One Chart You Need To Understand America's Mind-Blowing Income Gap (INFOGRAPHIC)

The One Chart You Need To Understand America's Mind-Blowing Income Gap (INFOGRAPHIC)

Commented Apr 17, 2013 at 08:35:39 in Business

“The situation is so very sad. Here I am, visiting family in Idaho. Look at the difference. My step-son in Alberta is a science and math teacher earning $95,000 plus in a system that values education and has some of the highest standard results in North America. My niece is a teacher here in Idaho, earns $33,000, and has just been informed that her pay will be cut by 3% next year. In Alberta, my step-son and his wife (also a teacher) gross $180,000 a year, are seen as being valued members of the community, as they hold the future of our youth in their hands. Here in Idaho, my niece can barely make ends meet and has to scrounge summer jobs just to survive. What in the h---- is the matter with the USA, that they don't understand that educating the youth of their country is the promise of the future?”

B continues on Apr 17, 2013 at 10:54:21

“Both sets of great grandparents were from Canada, perhaps it is time we migrate back north.”

bigblue22143 on Apr 17, 2013 at 09:36:37

“You left out a few facts.The first one is how long has your niece been a teacher. My son is a teacher in N.J. just over 3 years making 60k. 2nd is how old is your nephew? 3rd you did fail to mention how much in taxes are taken out of your nephews pay to fund the free healthcare? I have known people that had to wait 2 years to get an MRI there.”

elbzee on Apr 17, 2013 at 09:26:39

“Not if the plan is to raid the treasury and amass great wealth. The risk is that smart people will see through it. Dumbed down enough, no one will even notice.”
Unaccompanied Minors At Airports: Steve Cunningham Upset After Air Canada Leaves Grandson At Pearson

Unaccompanied Minors At Airports: Steve Cunningham Upset After Air Canada Leaves Grandson At Pearson

Commented Jan 17, 2013 at 13:19:08 in Canada Travel

“What's the big deal? When my daughter was that age, she had been visiting relatives in the USA, and was scheduled to return from Denver to Calgary to Edmonton. When she arrived in Calgary, the flight she was originally scheduled on was going to be delayed for an unspecified length of time for mechanical problems. She took her ticket, etc., to another airline, caught a flight that would arrive in Edmonton just twenty minutes later than her original flight...then called to let us know of the change. Problem solved. Teach your kids to think on their feet, solve problems, ask for information, and not be victims. If you're not doing that, at least be willing to fork over the extra few dollars to have them accompanied. And always, when kids are travelling, make sure they have the resources to deal with emergencies.”
Norovirus Infections Spike In UK, Canada This Winter

Norovirus Infections Spike In UK, Canada This Winter

Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 20:32:37 in Home

“Lysol is virtually useless against norovirus. The most effective clean-up is to use a solution of 5 - 7% bleach. The viruses can last up to a week on soft surfaces, and two or three days on hard surfaces, sinks, toilets, etc. And it takes the tiniest amount of viruses to cause infection. This is why it does spread so quickly and perniciously. It's more than rough...it's down right nasty.”

PumpkinGirl on Jan 9, 2013 at 07:54:56

“I did NOT know about using bleach on it. Next time (gawd help us!) I'll be sure to remember bleach. It was nasty - I told my husband to just let me die... LOL   ”
Don Lemon: 'We Need To Get Guns And Bullets And Automatic Weapons Off The Streets' (VIDEO)

Don Lemon: 'We Need To Get Guns And Bullets And Automatic Weapons Off The Streets' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 18, 2012 at 08:38:03 in Media

“I beg to disagree with you. I'm a gun owner; our guns are the tools that we use to fill our freezer each fall. We have an ancient .410 shotgun, that we use hunting upland game birds. We have a 40 year old 30.06 Winchester that we use for venison. Neither could be classified as an assault weapon. How in hell could you compare these with the Bushmaster that was used to mow down 20 six year olds and 6 teachers? And if the government asked me to surrender these in order to save one child, I would willingly do it. I don't see bearing arms as a right, but as a tremendous responsibility. Mr. Lemon is entirely right in his assessment of the situation in the USA. You, sir, are completely ignoring the point; The point is that these horrible, lethal, battle-ground assault weapons are readily available. The ammunition for these weapons can be bought in your neighbourhood Wal-mart. You accuse Mr. Lemon of being emotional, but what is more emotional than clinging to a few words in a 200 year old document to justify owning a killing machine?”

Rothbardian1967 on Dec 18, 2012 at 09:40:40

“A 30.06 is every bit an "assault weapon". A revolver is an "assault weapon".  6 five round magazines can get the same number of shots as a 30 round magazine with about 20 seconds extra delay to reload the magazines.  Do you not think that with a 6 round revolver he couldn't have done the same thing?  The police took 10 minutes to get there.  As a gun owner you should know better.”
Craig Kilborn To CNN? Former Late Night Host Reportedly Shoots Pilot

Craig Kilborn To CNN? Former Late Night Host Reportedly Shoots Pilot

Commented Dec 18, 2012 at 08:26:42 in Media

“Did you actually read your head-line...Shot a Pilot! I was wondering what airline he was flying on! Who does your proof-reading? It was like...did he also shoot a moose or an elephant? Why did he shoot the pilot? In light of current events, perhaps you need to tone it down.”

centsable on Dec 18, 2012 at 10:12:42

“Are you a FOX viewer?”
Photographer Captures Tender Moment Between Man And His Sick Dog In Lake Superior (PHOTO)

Photographer Captures Tender Moment Between Man And His Sick Dog In Lake Superior (PHOTO)

Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 16:10:59 in Good News

“I think that the only real loser in this story is the fiancee. You can tell a lot about a person by how they treat their pets. This is a story about fidelity, a word we rarely think about in this day and age. How many of you have a spouse or partner with even a spark of the faithfulness and trust the these two have for each other?”

campcanston on Aug 9, 2012 at 16:19:23

“Ohh boy. Just when you think it can't get anymore over the top! Ladies and gentleman, we have a winner!!!!!”
Leonard Cohen, 'Show Me The Place': New Song Takes Us Back To 'Hallelujah' (AUDIO)

Leonard Cohen, 'Show Me The Place': New Song Takes Us Back To 'Hallelujah' (AUDIO)

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 12:35:47 in Home

“Don't forget Buffy St. Marie, with "Universal Soldier" and "Now that the Buffalo are Gone."”

fratricide08 on Nov 24, 2011 at 12:41:40

“And "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee." :)”
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Which Lit Character Would You Have Over As A Thanksgiving Guest?

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 09:53:39 in Books

“Stephan Hawking and Charles Darwin, along with Doris Lessing and Margaret Atwood.”
Polar Bears Invade Canadian Town As The Result Of Climate Change (VIDEO)

Polar Bears Invade Canadian Town As The Result Of Climate Change (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 22, 2011 at 10:58:22 in Green

“How about a headline that reads "Canadian Town invades Polar Bear Migration Route"? That would be more accurate!”

williamabn on Nov 22, 2011 at 16:09:15

“I have never seen a " heard" of poler bears " in migration .. Ever . They stay clear unless its mating season . Adult males will kill young bears if given the chance and eat them as food .”
Americans, Western Europeans Divided On Society's Role In Protecting The Impoverished

Americans, Western Europeans Divided On Society's Role In Protecting The Impoverished

Commented Nov 21, 2011 at 22:11:27 in Business

“I agree...about the dog.:)”

erl92 on Nov 22, 2011 at 00:25:44

“Thanks.”
Americans, Western Europeans Divided On Society's Role In Protecting The Impoverished

Americans, Western Europeans Divided On Society's Role In Protecting The Impoverished

Commented Nov 21, 2011 at 19:49:17 in Business

“You don't even have to go as far as Europe. Canada has a more than adequate universal health care system, excellent and affordable higher eduation (at university, college, technical, or trade level, an unemployment insurance program that includes coverage for various unemployment situations (work loss, maternity, some illness and disability, spousal relocation, etc.) plus various provincial programs that offer grants for retraining, etc. If we continue to improve the lot of the poorest, all will benefit. We have a stronger economy, higher employment, better opportunities for women and minorities, and a much happier population than our neighbours south of the border. We also have better beer.”

Whitney Denton on Nov 22, 2011 at 12:18:55

“Will you please marry me so I can become a citizen!!! I have always loved Canada and hope to move there one day. Its a great, great country :)”

americanalien on Nov 21, 2011 at 22:25:42

“So true. I love Canada. They seem to have everything so perfectly balanced.”

erl92 on Nov 21, 2011 at 20:24:12

“I was able to agree with you till you said better beer. I live in an area of German heritage where the quality of beer is taken seriously. I'll still toast your other achievements.”
Otter Juggles Stone: Most Talented Otter Ever? (VIDEO)

Otter Juggles Stone: Most Talented Otter Ever? (VIDEO)

Commented May 30, 2011 at 22:53:48 in Green

“We're so fortunate to live in an area where we can observe live otters just hanging out and being otters. Sometimes they can be annoying; we were out fishing in our canoe, went into a bay in a small lake that normally teems with trout, but a family of otters decided it was their day to fish. Another time we were ice fishing and two otters were playing run and slide on the ice nearby, just waiting for us to finish up and clean our catch. We shared with them. We've watched them on slides near the river, had them challenge our canoe, watched a family with kits playing in the shallows, and play hide and seek in the reeds. Of all the wild things we run across in the wilderness, otters are definitely my favourite to watch.”
No Consent In Unconscious Sex Case: Supreme Court

No Consent In Unconscious Sex Case: Supreme Court

Commented May 28, 2011 at 14:06:28 in Canada

“Agreed, Jen. As for the remarks from "PlayTOE, not everyone wants to be used as a sex object while asleep. From the start, I let my partner know that consensual consent is mandatory for me in any sexual relationship. Being touched in any sexual way (and I explicitly defined what I considered sexual touching) while I was asleep, under the influence, or had any impairment of consciousness, was out of bounds. To use my body, or any part of it, for his sexual satisfaction without my consent constitutes assault. End of discussion. I hope that this ruling opens up discussion between couples on what their (unique) boundaries are. Makes for a much healthier relationship, IMO, than simply assuming that something is acceptable simply because you want it to be. Mutual respect for boundaries is essential in a good relationship, and this respect is only accomplished by good discussion, and a true interest in your partner's sense of being.”

canuckjen on May 28, 2011 at 17:58:19

“Yes. I completely agree with you as well. I also think this ruling should open up discussion between couples about what their boundaries are. Like you, I do believe consensual consent is mandatory in any healthy sexual relationship.”
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